Visionary founders, unconventional solutions and unmatched excitement
it's all happening at the Global Finals 2021.


Challenging times call for unconventional solutions

Get in the Ring is a global startup competition active in over 200 cities. We give opportunities to unconventional solutions in all corners of the world, to prove their solutions and solve 21st century challenges. Working alongside industry leading partners, we support the scale and impact that startups make across the globe.

We use the Sustainable Development Goals as a guide to transforming our world using unconventional solutions.

Zero Hunger
Good Health & Well-being
Clean Water & Sanitation
Affordable & Clean Energy
Decent work & Economic Growth
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Sustainable Cities & Communities
Responsible Consumption & Production
Climate Action
Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Companies we work with:

Eye verification startup ZOLOZ (formerly EyeVerify) won the Get in the Ring competition in 2013, got global exposure and was acquired for $100M by Ant Financial two years later.

Provide the solution for our partners' challenges

Solve the challenges of our corporate partners for a chance to prove your solution and access the network you need to scale.

The most global startup competition

Our global startup competition is active in all corners of the world and is your chance to connect with our community of partners. Join the competition and prove to us that you have a promising solution and should be connected to the people who have the power to help you scale. Together we can solve the grand challenges we all face in cities around the world.

Capital that makes you scale

If you’re a startup looking for growth capital, we can connect you to investors or assess your eligibility to access our own fund.

Convious were crowned the champions of our 2018 competition

“After winning the competition, our term sheet was raised to 3.6M in funding. Thanks Get in the Ring for that!”

Kevin Westermeijer - CEO & Co-founder Convious

"By winning the Get in the Ring competition LifeSense Group has transformed the largest women’s health secret, into the largest spoken solution.”

Julia van Zanten, LifeSense Group: solving urinary incontinence for women through wearable technology

Coming to a city near you

Do you have an unconventional solution we need to know about? Join us at one of our selection rounds in your city.

Our global community of organizers:


Get in the Ring
Get in the RingMonday, June 14th, 2021 at 8:10am
Only 1 day left to apply for the K-Startup Grand Challenge 2021! If you are a tech startup eager to establish your foothold in Korea, as a gateway to the Asian market, hurry up!

The K-Startup Grand Challenge 2021 is a 3.5-month startup acceleration program situated in Pangyo Techno Valley, Korea. This is an amazing opportunity to discover the Korean market, gain local support, and tap into billions of prospective customers!

Establishing your startup in #Korea is as simple as filling out an application form for the K-Startup Grand Challenge 2021. But why should you scale your business to Korea? With a domestic market size of more than 700B USD, collaboration opportunities with Korean industry leaders like Samsung, LG Global, and Hyundai, and access to billions of customers in Asia are just a few reasons to grab this chance and step up your game.

Apply here:
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Get in the RingWednesday, June 9th, 2021 at 4:09pm
Still not convinced why you should apply for the K-Startup Grand Challenge 2021? Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the startup accelerator program saw a 58% increase in applications last year, reaching:

- 109 #startups established in Korea
- 1.25 billion USD #investments
- 1150 #cooperations achieved
- Over 380 #contracts signed

Interested? Then apply before June 15 via:
Get in the Ring
Get in the RingMonday, June 7th, 2021 at 4:46pm
One week left to apply for the K-Startup Grand Challenge and grab this amazing opportunity to join the biggest startup #accelerator program from Korea!

Exposure to high-end technology, expert support, financial benefits and a few hours away from billions of prospective customers - step up your game and go global by applying via
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Get in the RingMonday, May 31st, 2021 at 4:47pm
The deadline to apply for the K-Startup Grand Challenge is approaching fast. You don’t want to miss this chance to join the biggest startup accelerator program from Korea that will help you fast-track your expansion to the #Asian market and reach billions of prospective customers.

Apply now via:
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Get in the RingFriday, May 28th, 2021 at 2:47pm
Get in the Ring is calling on European and Israeli entrepreneurs who are developing solutions that could be vital to meeting future energy needs worldwide. Together with Shell, rockstart and YESDelft, we are on a mission to help scale the most promising solutions that are facilitating the energy transition.

The New Energy Challenge 2021 stands out as the largest accelerator program for start-ups and scale-ups that are willing to make a lasting impact in the renewables & energy areas, and find more affordable ways to reduce emissions.

Tomorrow’s energy system is in need of novel insights and innovative solutions. Sign up for the New Energy Challenge 2021 before June 1st via:

#NewEnergyChallenge #NEC2021
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Get in the RingTuesday, May 18th, 2021 at 3:51pm
Are you considering the Korean market but you’re not sure where to start? Jacob, the CEO of Rezi had the same question in mind.
“If you are considering the Korean market, then K-Startup Grand Challenge is the best program that will help you land on your feet here. The program gives two major benefits which are the monthly stipend, which takes care of your various expenses for living and business, and the other is the networking opportunities that introduce you to many connections to help expand in the Korean market.”

To learn more about this program, leave a comment below and we will send you the brochure!
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Thursday, June 10th, 2021 at 1:55pm
Only 5 days left to apply for the K-Startup Grand Challenge. An opportunity that serves as your business gateway to the Asian market’s billions of customers. What are you waiting for? Apply now