Venture Cup Startup Competition

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Take your business idea to new heights

The Romanian startup scene is growing 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.

Global impact

Venture Cup Romania works in collaboration with Venture Cup Denmark to connect the Romanian and the Nordic startup environment and together have a greater impact on the world we live today. The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals show us the greatest challenges our world is facing today and we choose to take action by supporting Romanian startups tackle these challenges. Our mission in 2019 is to select the best university startup in R0mania to represent the country at the University Startup World Cup 2019 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

University Startup World Cup is more than just a competition, it is a three-day development program during which you will have the opportunity to be part of an international movement of the startup scene. 40 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. Each of the 40 participating startups will get USD 1.000 and the winning team will receive the title of best startup in the world and go home with USD 15.000

Apply now for Venture Cup Romania 2019



Application period

March 18 - April 25

The application platform is open for submissions. The applications can be started after March 18 and must be completed no later than April 25.


April 25 - May 10

From April 25 to May 10 our network of jurors will score and provide feedback to each application

Venture Cup Startup Competition

June, TBA

5-10 finalists will be selected to pitch in front of a panel of VIP jurors. The winning team joins USWC 2019’s mentorship program and starts preparing for the competition in the fall

University Startup World Cup 2019

October 31 - November 1

The winning startup from the national competition will represent the country at the University Startup World Cup 2019 in Copenhagen

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.