EY Colombia will be joining the Get in the Ring Foundation as partner of the International Final in Medellin from the 14th to the 18th of March 2016. The partnership is aimed at creating additional opportunities for startups that want to expand their reach to Colombia and South America.
The Get in the Ring International Final is the flagship event of the foundation and a culmination of a year-long global startup challenge. After national and regional rounds in more than 80 countries, 22 startups have been selected for this final round. During the 4-day program startups will receive training, have network sessions, pitch in front of investors and business leaders, and participate in an award show where the winners of the international title will be announced. These startups will go through a final selection round in Medellin where they will be joined by 10 promising Colombian startups.
EY will support Get in the Ring in training the finalists, giving feedback and selecting the final winners. Ruta-N and Creame will be joining EY and Get in the Ring, aiming to make valuable connections for all participating startups.
“Get in the Ring is proud to announce this partnership with such a well-known and entrepreneurship focused organization as EY”, said Jochem Cuppen, Global Director of Get in the Ring. “Together we will be able to create opportunities for even more startups in Colombia and around the world.”
“We are honored to support this unique event that gathers the new entrepreneurial generations of different countries in Medellin, which in fact has been named one of the world’s most innovative cities. So this is the perfect scenario to confirm our commitment to strengthening entrepreneurship at all levels”, affirmed Edgar Sanchez, Country Managing Partner of EY Colombia.
The award show of the International Final will be held at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress at Plaza Mayor on the 15th of March. During the award show the last 6 finalists will battle against each other in an actual ring where they will be judged by high-profile jury members such as Luz María Jaramillo (partner EY Colombia), Verne Harnish (Founder Entrerepreneurs Organization), Ingrid Vanderveldt (Empowering a Billion Women), Andres Barreto (Socialatom Ventures), Fatih Kayaoglu (former MD ID&T). More information and tickets can be found via www.getinthering.co/medellin.
About Get in the Ring
The Get in the Ring Foundation is a worldwide non-profit organization that connects startups to resources such as capital, talent, and expertise, needed for accelerated growth. Get in the Ring is active in 80 countries and works together with leaders of entrepreneurship ecosystems around the world. Get in the Ring is known for its unique pitching format where two startups literally face off against each other in a boxing ring.
EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver, help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies over the world. We develop outstanding leaders who team up to deliver on their promises to all of its stakeholders. In doing so, we play a critical role in building a better working world for their people, for their clients and for their communities.