Venture Cup Startup Competition

Venture Cup Startup Competition 2018-06-03T02:07:03+00:00

Take your business idea to new heights

The Romanian startup scene is growing at a fast rapidly! More and more viable ideas come to life each day and Venture Cup Romania is here to support them, help them blossom and get them to be known globally.

Venture Cup Startup Competition and University Startup World Cup are just the beginning of the pathway to success. The program is here to help you build the foundation of your startup. From getting to know your co-workers better, to developing a business plan and validating your idea in front of professionals from the business scene, we are here to create an environment that sustains growth.

Aim globally

The competition is divided into two steps. The first one is the national competition Venture Cup Startup Competition that will take place in Cluj and Iasi. For this round, 10-20 teams out of the applications will be carefully selected and reviewed by our judges. Each team will pitch in front of a VIP panel of jurors. The winning team, one from each city, will receive a cash prize, three months of mentorship and a golden ticket to enter the University Startup World. The mentor will be supporting the team by giving advice and feedback and making sure that the team is fully prepared for participating in the University Startup World Cup 2018.

The final step is the University Startup World Cup, held in Denmark. USWC is more than just a competition, it is a five-day development program during which you will have the opportunity to be part of an international movement of the startup scene. More than 60 of the very best teams from all over the world will network with entrepreneurs, investors and business people while developing their business ideas. During the HighTech Summit, they will get the chance to showcase their products and present their ideas to hundreds of people. The winning team will receive the title of best startup in the world and go home with USD 25.000

Apply now for Startup Competition




April 21-22, Iasi
April 25 / May 9, Cluj

During these two days, you can work on your applications and receive help from business people from Cluj or Iasi.


9 April - 13 May

From 9th of April to 12th of May you and your team will have the chance to prepare your application and sign up for the competition.

Venture Cup Startup Competition

June 9, Iasi
June 6, Cluj

You will pitch your idea in front of a VIP panel.


July - September

For three months you will work with a mentor to prepare your idea for USWC.

Why should you apply? 

Having the opportunity of promoting your idea internationally might be the first advantage, but there’s more to it!

You will get insight into the startup scene from over 40 countries.

You will develop your idea with the help of the biggest mentorship program in Scandinavia.

You will get to understand your market and how to develop your startup accordingly.

Are you ready to apply ?
Get to know the rules and prepare for an awesome journey.