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From idea to a successful business

Do you believe that your idea will change a part of the world that we live in today? We do too! That is why we encourage you, as a young entrepreneur, to give life to your dream and turn it into reality. More than this, we create the perfect environment for you, and your team to grow your idea into a scalable business. You bring the idea, we give you the skills, the startup mentors and the network to flourish.

Venture Cup Romania

We are a nonprofit organization that creates opportunities for early age startups to learn, develop new skills and present their ideas to people with a vast experience in the business field. More and more ideas with great potential are born in Romania and we are here to offer them a stable growth.

University Startup

World Cup

For one week each year, Denmark becomes home for the best university startups from around the world. Over 60 of the best teams are invited to Copenhagen to develop their business ideas and network with entrepreneurs, investors, and business people. The University Startup World Cup is more than just a competition, it’s your chance to be part of an international entrepreneurship hub and develop your idea together with a mentor’s help.

This year two teams from Romania will have the chance to be there. Are you ready?

How it works

Check out what it takes to start building your business.


9 April - 13 May


From 9th of April to 13th of May you can apply to Venture Cup Startup Competition. During a two-day workshop, you will have the chance to work on your application with the help of business professionals.

Venture Cup Romania Final

June 9, Iasi
June 6, Cluj


On the 9th of June, 10-20 selected teams  will get the chance to convince the jurors that their idea is worth going to USWC, in Denmark. One winner will be decided in Cluj and one in Iasi.

Three Months of Mentorship

July - September

Step three

Each of the winning team will have a mentor that will help them define and build their idea for University World Cup. The knowledge and know-how of business professionals will bring them closer to success.

University Startup World Cup

8 October - 12 October

Step four

The two winning teams will develop and benchmark their business idea during one week in Copenhagen. You will work and compete with over 60 of the very best teams from all over the world.

Venture Cup in numbers

Curious about the impact of the program on world-wide startups?


of the startups would recommend the program


have entered or got closer to the market


expect a positive effect on revenue due to USWC


statups were part of USWC until now


business plans developed due to the program