A Global Meetup in a burning hot Berlin. The city of opposites, west meets east, new meets old. And during Global Meetup 2019, small meets big, startup meets opportunity. A season that ended in a typical German setting with 3 killer battles. 2019 was the season with some valued new event partners like Inspiralia in Madrid, Cohive in Jakarta and Entrelaunch in Ottawa.
"Getting to travel the world and represent not only our brand but our country is one of my greatest accomplishments."— FanSaves (@fan_saves) July 1, 2019
-@fan_saves Co-Founder and COO, Kris McCarthy
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2019 the year of expected but also unexpected collaborations.The year where Global Meetup attendees started a successful crowdfunding campaign for one of the finalists.
Get in the Ring Chengdu
In season 2019, together with STCC International Park we organized an amazing event in Chengdu, China. The startups which participated came from all kinds of industries. Some amazing examples are: natural energy drinks, a firefighting rescue helicopter, a robot software order system, a special GPS technology, a campus cinema company.
Victor Lee, from Sysale delivered the winning pitch. Sysale, makes streamline orders for corporates using artificial intelligence. By automating the process of retail, they reduce risks and cost.
Another participant, Fan Yaofang, from TianZhi ChuangKe Cinema Management Company explained that their reason to take part in the competition is because they wanted their business to scale, to continue to grow and to find business partners. According to him, the event brought exactly that, they are now in touch with several companies and believe they will be able to cooperate with them in the future.
Get in the Ring Jakarta
Get in the Ring Jakarta was a great opportunity for Indonesian startups. The organizing team of Cohive, partnered up with different ecosystem builders, among which GUE Startup Indonesia, to make sure that startups from all over Indonesia could have the opportunity to join the event. The local community was enthusiastic about the format and more than 100 attendees were present
Eventually, more than 40 startups applied from all over the country, of which 15 were invited to join the training sessions and be part of the main program. Nice surprise for them: part of the training was arranged by Gibran huzaifah – CEO of eFishery (Global Winner of Get In The Ring 2014).
After 3 battles in which 6 finalists presented their company and product, Vestifarm proved to be the most promising solution, winning a ticket for Global Meetup.
Get in the Ring Rotterdam
The city of Rotterdam has been host of Get in the Ring the Netherlands. The event closed the series of innovation activities organized in occasion of Rotterdam Unlocked, where 5 corporate and government challenges were run for 3 days. A great opportunity for startups for all over the wold to talk about business in the city of Rotterdam.
Over 120 startups applied to be part of the event. The selected startups joined us in the Van Nelle Fabriek for a day fully focused on business opportunities and networking, before ending with the famous Live Battles of Get in the Ring.
During the Live Battles, 6 startups confronted each other in 3 weight classes of Lightweight, Middleweight and Heavyweight. In the end, each weight class had its winner: ORYX Movement Solutions, Warp Industries and Bankify.
Turkish Cyber Security Cluster is now in Berlin with member startups to join #GetintheRing final! @atar_labs and @SecAlto won tickets to final competition. Cluster globalization activity is on the way!! Ready to be an international brand💪🏼🇹🇷 @GITRGlobal #GlobalMeetup2019 #gitr pic.twitter.com/2gT7srNyeJ— Türkiye Siber Güvenlik Kümelenmesi (@siberkume) June 18, 2019
What better way to bring people together than exploring their common interests and their shared future? That is exactly what the Future Sessions were all about.
Check the article about Get in the Ring Vienna
Check the Photos from Global Meetup 2019
@dynaxion wins @GITRGlobal #GM19! "Supercharged particle" Emma Palmen dominates in the ring with autonomous car startup to become Global Hero of the lightweight division. Dynaxion wins a year of biz support and intros to investors+travel expenses. #EmmaAli #stinglikeabee #CERNKT pic.twitter.com/k8Zq2476sL— HighTechXL (@Hightechxl) June 20, 2019
Impact startups! Will we see you at The #GlobalMeetup2019? This @GetintheRing event brings 150 startups and 350 corporate innovators to Berlin, to unlock business opportunities and build valuable relationships.— ImpactCity (@HagueInnovators) June 12, 2019
Let's connect: https://t.co/gVAMenP6In#GM19 #ImpactCity
Eline Vrijland-van Beest
Partner BlueSparrow MedTech Fund & Founder Nightbalance
Vice President ISV & OEM for Europe, Middle East & Africa at ORACLE
Head of High-Tech Gründerfonds Berlin
“The energy around this event is very different, this is a truly a global competition. The best of the best of the best around the world come here together. That’s super exciting”.
Eline Vrijland-van Beest – Champion Jury member Global Meetup 2019
A new-generation screening solution that greatly improves the accuracy and efficiency of security screening processes worldwide.
Offering a unified API for fiscalization across Europe. Once integrated, it should cover the different legal requirements for all European countries.
“If I were to write a book on my journey of Entrepreneurship,
I’d probably write a very long chapter on Get in the Ring”.
Shashank Bijapur – Founder Spotdraft, Global Heavyweight winner 2019