Discover and do business with Europe's leading impact ventures in the domains of water, energy and food


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 RingSaturday, January 1st, 2022 at 8:00am
2021 was one for the books. With 100+ online and offline events around the globe, we did what we love to do - provide a global podium for unconventional solutions and bold founders to test, prove and scale their solutions.

2022 is going to be an exciting year for more reasons than one - we are thrilled to have you along for the ride. Happy New Year from Get in the Ring!
Get in the Ring
Get in the RingThursday, December 2nd, 2021 at 10:00am
Greetings from Get In The Ring Parakou 🇧🇯! 🥊

After a fierce pitch battle in the Ring, Zakari Moussiliatou and AfriCereal Group emerged as the champions that will represent Benin at the Global Meetup 2022! Their solution is tackling post-harvest losses, and is increasing agricultural profitability as well as the income of producers in the cereal sector.

Special thanks to Akim Adjibi, our local partner who made it possible.
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Get in the RingTuesday, November 23rd, 2021 at 9:14am
The key to solve pressing global challenges in the water, energy and food domains lies in connecting innovative solutions to collaboration opportunities with local and national governments, corporates and NGOs. And the perfect occasion to foster these collaborations is approaching fast – Expo 2020 Dubai.

Are you ready to grab the global spotlight, and pitch your solution in front of thousands of investors and corporates from all over the world? Then Get in the Ring Uniting Water Energy Food Jordan is your chance to test and prove that your solution is ready to transform the water, energy or food domains.

Join 1-on-1 dealmaking meetings with leading industry partners and impact investors by applying via the link in comments.
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Get in the RingFriday, November 12th, 2021 at 2:54pm
The next stop in the Get in the Ring Uniting Water Energy Food Tour is Jordan. We aim to identify the best water, energy, and food solutions that are meeting the growing needs of an increasing population.

Looking for an opportunity to scale? We challenge startups and scaleups to join us in shaping a better future for all. What’s in it for you:

✔️ Test and prove your solution with leading corporates and investors
✔️ Investment opportunities
✔️ Global exposure
✔️ Ticket to the Expo 2020 Dubai - filled with dealmaking days featuring thousands of industry experts, global partners and investors

To scale your solution by applying for this challenge, see the link in the comments section below.

Do you know a promising startup or scaleup from Jordan that could solve global challenges in water, energy and food? Tag them below!
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Get in the RingWednesday, July 28th, 2021 at 7:32am
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Get in the RingWednesday, July 28th, 2021 at 7:32am
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