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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.

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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

Our global community of organizers:

News

Get in the Ring
Get in the RingTuesday, May 17th, 2022 at 7:00am
📣 Social innovation founders of Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific - it's time to get in the ring!

The world's most global startup competition is partnering with Bayer to launch the Bayer Social Innovation Award; an award for social impact entrepreneurs and startups with solutions to change the course of water. 🤝

What water solutions should apply for this award?
💧 Access & availability - off-grid access, water purification & desalination, innovative payment systems
👨‍🌾 Water management - communities & smallholder farmers, water efficiency, weather forecasting
⚕ Sanitation - hygiene improvement & sanitation equipment, wastewater treatment & reuse

Why should you apply to this award?
✔️ Win the Award Prize of €35,000 to scale your business
✔️ Get recognized by a world leader in health and agriculture
✔️ Join the award ceremony in Europe and meet the international impact ecosystem
✔️ Showcase your water solution to a global audience and get access to the Bayer and Get in the Ring networks
✔️ Take part in our startup impact workshop

When is the application deadline?
📅 July 1, 2022

For more information, visit; https://bit.ly/3KXYc51 and check out the Bayer Social Innovation promotion video👇
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Get in the RingMonday, March 7th, 2022 at 11:00am
📣 WOMEN ARE RESHAPING THE FUTURE OF AFRICA
Today, Africa is benefiting from the initiative and leadership of women who account for more than half of its population. Many of the latest innovations in health and nutrition, contributing to better food production and quality of life in Sub-Saharan Africa, are driven by women. Female entrepreneurs – are driving change. However, there still exists a large funding gap between female entrepreneurs and their male counterparts.
The goal of the Bayer Foundation Women Empowerment Award 2022 by Get In The Ring is to identify and empower female entrepreneurs to scale their innovations and accelerate their impact.

Are you or do you know of an inspiring female entrepreneur working on innovations in health and nutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa? Here’s why you should apply for this opportunity:
✔️€25.000 Cash prize
✔️ Admission to Bayer Foundation’s 24 week - accelerator program
✔️ Workshops and trainings
✔️ Access to network
✔️ Access to the Women Empowerment Award Final Event
✔️ Additional funding opportunities

Last day to apply is March 18, 2022. To apply and get more information, visit the Bayer Foundation Women Empowerment Award 2022 powered by Get In The Ring competition webpage: gitr.co/wea
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Get in the RingMonday, March 7th, 2022 at 8:37am
⏰ 11 days till the application deadline of the Bayer Foundation Women Empowerment Award 2022...have you submitted your application yet?

Powered by Get in the Ring, the Bayer Foundation Women Empowerment Award 2022 is a competition for Sub-Saharan African female entrepreneurs who are harvesting a healthier future for Africa with their innovations in health and nutrition.

Why should you apply to this program?
✔️ €25.000 Cash prize
✔️ Admission to Bayer Foundation’s 24 week - accelerator program
✔️ Workshops and trainings
✔️ Access to network
✔️ Access to the Women Empowerment Award Final Event
✔️ Additional funding opportunities

What are the focus domains of this program?
⚕️🏥 Health - Access to affordable and quality healthcare, awareness, access to medical knowledge, water quality, availability and resilience
🥗🍎 Nutrition - Improving food production, awareness, climate resilience, mitigating malnutrition disorders

To apply and get more information to frequently asked questions, visit our webpage: https://getinthering.co/grandchallenges/wea/
Get in the Ring
Get in the RingFriday, February 18th, 2022 at 12:49pm
Did you know❓

Less than 7% of the funding in Africa in 2021 has gone to female CEOs in 2021?

Less than 1% to single female founders and female-only founding teams?

To buck this trend and empower the inspirational women entrepreneurs who are harvesting a healthier future for Africa, we are partnering with #BayerFoundation on the Bayer Foundation Women Empowerment Award 2022!

Are you a women entrepreneur working on a solution in the domains of health and nutrition? Then we are on the lookout for you! Here's why should you apply to this program:
✔️ €25.000 Cash prize
✔️ Admission to Bayer Foundation’s 24 week - accelerator program
✔️ Workshops and trainings
✔️ Access to network
✔️ Access to the Women Empowerment Award Final Event
✔️ Additional funding opportunities

When is the application deadline?
📅Mar 18, 2022.

To apply and get more information, visit our webpage: http://ow.ly/tJhW50HHWVj
Get in the Ring
Get in the RingMonday, February 14th, 2022 at 11:49am
Are you or do you know a female entrepreneur based out of Sub-Saharan Africa?

Are you working on an innovation that is harvesting health and nutrition for everyone?

Then we - Get in the Ring and Bayer Foundation - are looking for you!

Apply for the Bayer Foundation Women Empowerment Award 2022 by Get In The Ring- Lace up your gloves, get in the Ring and grab the spotlight for a chance to win €25,000 and admission into Bayer Foundation’s Empowerment Program - 24 weeks growth accelerator!

Last day to apply is March 18, 2022. To apply and get more information, visit the Bayer Foundation Women Empowerment Award powered by Get in The Ring competition webpage: gitr.co/wea
Get in the Ring
Get in the RingMonday, January 31st, 2022 at 3:00pm
Today, Bayer Foundation and Get in the Ring have joined forces to launch the ‘ Bayer Foundation Women Empowerment Award 2022 powered by Get in The Ring’; a competition for Sub-Saharan African female entrepreneurs who are harvesting a healthier future for Africa.
Why should you apply to this program?
✔️ €25.000 Cash prize
✔️ Admission to Bayer Foundation’s 24 week - accelerator program
✔️ Workshops and trainings
✔️ Access to network
✔️ Access to the Women Empowerment Award Final Event
✔️ Additional funding opportunities
What are the focus domains of this program?
⚕️🏥 Health - Access to affordable and quality healthcare, awareness, access to medical knowledge, water quality, availability and resilience

🥗🍎 Nutrition - Improving food production, awareness, climate resilience, mitigating malnutrition disorders

When is the application deadline?
📅Mar 18, 2022.

To apply and get more information, visit the Bayer Foundation Women Empowerment Award powered by Get in The Ring competition webpage: http://ow.ly/QIXI50HHWVi