We connect you to partners in all corners of the world
to test and scale your solution

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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.

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

News

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Get in the RingFriday, November 20th, 2020 at 1:31pm
Cast your vote and let us know which #corporate has done the most for sustainability during the Living Business ME programme: https://bit.ly/2HOrOrj

💥 Future Architectural Glass LLC(Future Glass) reduces water and energy usage and incentivizes customers and employees to plant trees.

💥 Tristar Group leverages renewable solar energy and promotes road safety to ensure zero accidents in the future.

💥 IFFCO Group works towards maximizing impact of their sustainability initiatives by translating their vision into 4Ps: People, Planet, Prosperity and Partnership.

💥 Apparel Group eliminates single-use plastic shopping bags and plastic straws from their retail outlets and Food & Beverage brands, respectively.

💥 Emirates Electrical Engineering LLC built and currently operates a Solar Rooftop Power Plant.

💥 Fine Hygienic Holding designed an antiviral reusable face mask which is also safe for the environment.

💥Taweelah Aluminium Extrusion Company (TALEX) LLC repurposes waste from their effluent treatment plant into raw material for white cement.

Globally HSBC
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Get in the RingThursday, November 19th, 2020 at 4:41pm
And this is just the beginning... FinnoExergy OY receives access to the Shell GameChanger programme, to test the technical and commercial viability of their solution using a fund of €100.000. For scaleups, H2Pro joins forces with Shell Ventures to further develop their pilot and explore a potential execution.

#NEC2020 #NewEnergyChallenge2020 YESDelft rockstart Shell New Energy Challenge
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New Energy Challenge
🥁 And the winners of the #NewEnergyChallenge2020 are… FinnoExergy Oy has been named ‘best start-up’ and H2Pro has been named ‘best scale-up’! Congratulations and thanks to all the participants of the New Energy Challenge 2020, your ideas will help us to shape our energy system of the future together.

#NEC2020
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Get in the RingSunday, November 15th, 2020 at 2:00pm
Meet some of the companies doing amazing things to make the UAE and the world a more sustainable place to live.

Join Tom Urquhart and the jury as they discuss the 2020 projects and reveal who this year's Living Business ME winners are.

Register here: https://lnkd.in/dFd6gZz

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Get in the RingThursday, November 12th, 2020 at 4:07pm
St. Lucia
🎉Congratulations to InVictus and Laura Jn. Pierre for winning Get in the Ring - St Lucia and earning an invite to the Global Meetup 2021, where they will join the most innovative and brightest changemakers from our Global Network to solve 21st century challenges with unconventional solutions.

Their revolutionary Life Cube Desalinator uses solar energy to convert seawater and render effluents harmless for the environment.
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Get in the RingWednesday, November 11th, 2020 at 10:37am
🎙️ New Unknown Stories Podcast episode just dropped... sneakerheads and student entrepreneurs, this one's for you!

Paul Nizet is the CTO of @Sneakmart, the first peer-to-peer marketplace dedicated to streetwear. He joins Jurgen Nieuwenhuijsen and Noortje van Heijst at the studio to explain the cultural phenomenon of hypebeasts, streetwear and high fashion collaborations. Paul is a student entrepreneur at the Global School for Entrepreneurship and he explains how his education equips him for the road ahead as an entrepreneur, while allowing him to fully-focus on growing SneakMart.

Check out the full episode on unknowngroup.com/podcast and everywhere you get your podcasts.

Subscribe to the Unknown Stories Podcast to dive deeper with us every Wednesday into the entrepreneurial minds in and around our venture engine!
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Get in the RingThursday, November 5th, 2020 at 5:13pm
So you have an idea to disrupt an industry that is crying out for innovation... what next? How do you transform an idea into an innovation?

Check out the full episode on unknowngroup.com/podcast!
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Tuesday, December 1st, 2020 at 11:18am
60 minutes to launch 🚀 Last chance to grab your free ticket for the final pitch battle showdown of Get in the Ring Berlin - Impact: https://t.co/wEgz6O1WPX

🔴 @KraftblockE ⚡ vs 🔵 @wasserdreinull🌊

@impactcity @BerlinPartner @startupnight