HOW WE DO IT

To support startups from all corners of the world in scaling, we work with cities and corporates in various locations to provide business opportunities across many different themes, such as AI, Impact and Workforce Technologies.

Abidjan

Abu Dhabi

Abuja

Algiers

Amman

Amsterdam

Ankara

Antananarivo

Antibes

Astana

Asuncion

Athens

Austin

Bahrain

Bamako

Bangalore

Bangkok

Banjul

Barranquilla

Beirut

Belgrade

Berlin

Bogota

Boston

Bratislava

Brazzaville

Brussels

Bucharest

Budapest

Cagnes-sur-Mer

Cairo

Cape Town

Casablanca

Cascais

Chengdu

Chisinau

Cidade da Praia

Coimbra

Colorado Springs

Conakry

Copenhagen

Cotonou

Dakar

Debrecen

Dhaka

Dnepropetrovsk

Doha

Dortmund

Douala

Dubai

Eindhoven

Enschede

Ericeira

Freetown

Fukuoka

Geleen

Geneva

Gitega

Groningen

Guatamala City

Hamburg

Hannover Messe

Harare

Hargeisa

Ho Chi Minh City

Houston

Hyderabad

Istanbul

Jakarta

Jeruzalem

Johannesburg

Kabul

Kampala

Kansas City

Kathmandu

Katima Mulilo

Kharkiv

Khartoum

Khomas

Kiev

Kigali

Kinshasa

Kuwait

Lagos

Lahore

Limassol

Lisbon

Lomé

London

Lviv

Maastricht

Madrid

Malaga

Manama

Manila

Medellin

Mexico City

Miami

Milan

Minsk

Monaco

Monrovia

Montréal

Moscow

N’Djamena

Nairobi

New Delhi

New York

Niamey

Nice

Nicosia

Nijmegen

Nur-Sultan

Odessa

Ongwediva

Oran

Osaka

Oslo

Ottawa

Ouagadougou

Parakou

Pasig City

Phoenix

Pittsburgh

Portimão

Porto

Porto Alegre

Porto-Novo

Pristina

Rabat

Ramallah

Reykjavik

Rishon LeZion

Riyadh

Rome

Rotterdam

Saint Lucia

Salvador

San Francisco

San José

San Salvador

Santa Cruz

Santa Domingo

Santo Domingo

São Paulo

Sarajevo

Seattle

Seoul

Shenzhen

Singapore

Skopje

Sofia

Split

Stockholm

Surabaya

Taipei

Talinn

Tbilisi

Tel Aviv

Terni

The Hague

Thimphu

Tirana

Tokyo

Toronto

Toulouse

Ulaanbaatar

Vienna

Warsaw

Waterloo

Winnipeg

Yaounde

Zagreb

Zwolle

What we do

The opportunity for startups to scale. In one environment, all the tools a startup needs to expand and gain exposure. Investors, mentors, corporates, etc.

Matching corporates with startups to solve their innovation needs. Through our deep screening of the market and the startup ecosystem, we are able to identify the best match for a successful collaboration.

A retreat for the best startups to come together in an unconventional environment and make business deals with corporates and investors, meet people from all corners of the world and compete for the Global Winner title.

“Through Get in the Ring we now have customers in 200 countries. Winning Get in the Ring means we can prove we have value for a global market.”

- Eric Juyoon Kim, Founder & CEO - DOT

History

Being part of the startup ecosystem for a few years with Unknown Group, we saw a big hole in the innovation industry. The number of startups failing because they did not have the right resources to succeed was infuriating. So, we made it our mission to unlock the potential of these startups by providing them with all of the tools they need to thrive, in one environment.

  • 2012 - Rotterdam

    Our first time in the Ring

  • 2013 - Rio de Janeiro

    Winning an international award

  • 2014

    Reaching 64 Countries

  • December 2015- Saudi Arabia

    Making Female History

  • 2016 - Medellin

    Taking a trip to Colombia

  • 2017

    100+ Countries

  • 2019

    Going thematic

  • .....

    Growing to 500 Cities

Our first time in the Ring

2012 - Rotterdam

Our first time in the Ring

 

After considering all the elements startups need to thrive, the idea of founders battling in a ring to prove their potential originated. The idea was to make startups the focal point of the event in order for them to gain the most from this experience. The first Get in the Ring battle was in our home city of Rotterdam, at the Gorte of Sint-Laurenskerk, where the startup Risparmio Supe won.

Winning an international award

2013 - Rio de Janeiro

Winning an international award

 

Get in the Ring won the Global Compass award of the Global Entrepreneurship Week in Rio for the most innovative entrepreneurship brand worldwide.

Reaching 64 Countries

2014

Reaching 64 Countries

 

By 2014, Get in the Ring was present in 64 countries. Our mission to help startups from all corners of the world was beginning to take shape. Our International Final 2014 included Get in the Ring competition winners from all of these 64 countries. 

Making Female History

December 2015- Saudi Arabia

Making Female History

 

As Get in the Ring, we are always looking to break boundaries and embrace the unconventional. So in 2015, when the opportunity to have the first female founder in Saudi Arabia step on stage and pitch her solution, we jumped at the chance. An unforgettable moment!

Taking a trip to Colombia

2016 - Medellin

Taking a trip to Colombia

 

Part of our unique view on the startup ecosystem is that we believe innovative solutions are present in all corners of the world. So to align with this, we decided to take the Global Meetup across to Medellin, Colombia, for our first 3-day entrepreneurial retreat overseas. Since then, our Global Meetups has been hosted in Singapore, Cascais and Berlin. 

100+ Countries

2017

100+ Countries

 

In 2017, we became present in over 100 countries, expanding our network and supporting the ecosystem of over 100 countries.

Going thematic

2019

Going thematic

Our passion for innovation is also integrated into our own business model. Therefore, we are continuously looking to improve and innovate Get in the Ring. So, to increase the collaboration between startups, corporates and governments, we have created themed competition tracks. In these, cities can sponsor a theme, such as impact, health or AI, to host online and live competitions and stimulate their startup ecosystem.

Growing to 500 Cities

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Growing to 500 Cities

As our Get in the Ring network expands, our ambitions grow. We believe in the power Get in the Ring brings to entrepreneurs worldwide so we strive to grow to 500 cities in the near future.

Part of Unknown Group

Unknown Group is a technology scouting company that connects new solutions to the challenges of its corporate and governmental clients. Through Unknown Group, Get in the Ring was created as a global platform for founders and creators that support deals and global exposure to accelerate the realization of their ambitions.

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