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


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:


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Get in the RingThursday, October 22nd, 2020 at 4:20pm
⌛ 60 minutes
🚀 4 finalist impact startups
👥3 champion jury members
🥊2 pitch battles
🌐1 global livestream

The stage is set - which impact startups emerge from the pitch battle showdown as the winners of Get in the Ring The Netherlands - Impact, powered by Impact City - The Hague Innovators #ImpactFest2020?

Get in the ring from wherever you are in the world - tune in to getinthering.co/livestream at 4PM CET on October 29 and watch the pitch battles for yourself!

Register now, get your FREE ticket and put in your calendar: https://lnkd.in/dWT9Rtr
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Get in the RingThursday, October 22nd, 2020 at 10:42am
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Berlin, Germany
Working on an impact solution in food, water or energy?
Looking to expand your impact?
Want proof that you can do good while also doing business?

Then Get in the Ring - Berlin impact is the perfect opportunity for your startup. Here you will test and scale your solutions, while being recognized as a leading startup on an international stage.

At this event, you'll have virtual dealmaking meetings with investors, corporates and governments on November 19. We will then pick the best four startups to compete in a pitch battle showdown on a global livestream (getinthering.co/livestream) on November 24.

Apply before November 9! All relevant information at https://bit.ly/34jBMci

Want a ringside seat to the livestream pitch battles? Register now for a free ticket https://bit.ly/3oo8UYL

Get in the Ring Berlin - Impact is an initiative of Unknown Group and Impact City - The Hague Innovators, with local partners Startupnight and Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie.

#GITRImpactCompetition #doinggoodanddoingbusiness
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Get in the RingWednesday, October 21st, 2020 at 1:26pm
🎙️ JUST DROPPED: Unknown Stories Podcast with Gibran Huzaifah of eFishery 🐟📱

In 2014, Gibran and eFishery announced their arrival on the international stage by winning the Get in the Ring Global Startup Competition.

Six years later, after disrupting how the world looked at fish feeding, capturing his market and being included by Forbes in their 30 Under 30 Asia 2017 list and securing a lucrative Series-B investment, Gibran returned to share his entrepreneurial journey with the students of the Global School for Entrepreneurship.

Some real pearls of wisdom in this marathon pod. You don't want to miss this one - available now at unknowngroup.com/podcast

#podcast #entrepreneurship #entrepreneur #startup
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Get in the RingTuesday, October 20th, 2020 at 4:00pm
🎙️ PSA: Functionality comes first, aesthetic after that. Consumers will use your product and investors will invest in it based on how well it works, not on how visually appealing it is.

Wise words in the video by Gibran Huzaifah, who won the Get in the Ring Global Startup Competition in 2014 with his innovative smart fish feeding system, eFishery.

Earlier this year, Gibran was happy to host a webinar for the students of Global School for Entrepreneurship and detail his entrepreneurial journey, lessons learnt and plans for the future after eFishery's Series-B funding round. We loved this session so much, that we decided that the rest of the world needs to hear it too!

Episode 3 of the Unknown Stories Podcast featuring Gibran Huzaifah of eFishery drops tomorrow. While you're waiting, check out our previous episodes on unknowngroup.com/podcast
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Get in the RingMonday, October 19th, 2020 at 3:42pm
Innofest gets in the ring as as an official partner for the Get in the Ring Impact Competition!

Innofest scales sustainable innovations, providing support for entrepreneurs who aim to make an impact and on a quest to find innovative solutions for societal challenges. They enable entrepreneurs to test their prototypes in renowned Dutch Music Festivals, Living Labs and their online Test TV Shows.

As partners of the Impact Competition, Innofest is offering the final winner a package worth €7K, which includes:
🥊Testcase during their 2021 season at one of their locations in The Netherlands
🥊A dedicated innovation expert
🥊4 online training sessions
🥊 Testsite at one a festival or Living Lab in NL

Innofest Director, Linda Vermaat said: "Innovation and impact entrepreneurship is going to provide the solution to nowadays challenges. By being the proud partner of the global Get in the Ring Impact Competition Innofest will help these startups to prove their business by testing their prototype in a Dutch living lab. Using business as a force for good: let's make some impact together!".

To join Innofest and numerous changemakers as an Official Partner for the Impact Competition, visit https://lnkd.in/gQicTin

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Get in the RingMonday, October 19th, 2020 at 6:28am
Unknown Solution of the Week: Solynta 🌱🥔

There is increased pressure to making agricultural practices more efficient, sustainable and profitable - sometimes all at once! Potato farming - in particular - is an area that seen increased interest lately. Can potato farming be 'hacked' for better yield or healthier crops?

Our Startup of the Week - Waginengen-based Solynta - believe so and have proven it beyond a doubt. They are a potato breeding and biotechnology company that invents and develops hybrid potato breeding processes and have invented a hybrid potato seed could present an interesting solution to ensure sustainable potato farming for years to come.

Read on: https://bit.ly/3dB7XqV

#SustainableAgriculture #Solynta #UnknownSolution
Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 at 1:22pm
⌛ 60 minutes
🚀 4 finalist impact startups
👥3 champion jury members
🥊2 pitch battles
🌐1 global livestream

Register now, get your FREE ticket and put in your calendar: https://t.co/OSDADCQgI9 https://t.co/YkgCzXUtHW