Update (24-06-19): I received the following email:
We first would like to thank you for your applying to the Entrepreneurship World Cup (EWC). After careful consideration, We regret to inform you that you were not selected to pitch at the Saudi Finals on June 29, 2019. Your application was strong and believe that you have great potential to succeed next year (EWC 2020). For that, we would like to inform that we will provide with two valuable opportunities to help you improve your business/idea and increase your chances for next year
- You will continue to access Accelerate platform with all of its resources made available to you.
- We will present to you soon an array of education and training content provided to you by some of the world’s leading institutes (e.g., Harvard, MIT, Microsoft, etc.) completely free of charge as a gift for you.
Thank you again for your interest! We look forward to having you again competing in the EWC.
Update (02-06-19): I received the following email:
Entrepreneurship World Cup
Congratulations! You have been selected for the final shortlist of evaluation for the Entrepreneurship World Cup’s Saudi Finals on June 29, 2019 at the Prince Mohammed Bin Salman College (MBSC) in King Abdullah Economic City – KAEC
You are one step away from being selected to present at the finals on June 29th, there will be one final round of evaluation where we would test your startup/idea against a number of metrics. In order to do so, we need you to fill out a form on this link by or before June 6, 2019 at 11:59 PM. Please ensure submission before the said deadline; we would like to see you there
Best of luck
Entrepreneurship World Cup team“
Thanks for registering; we’re delighted to meet you!
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Then I filled and submitted the application form, mentioned below:
Congratulations. Your application — The Clear Evidence — has been successfully submitted to Entrepreneurship World Cup on June 2, 2019, 12:27 am (UTC).
You are now officially entered into your country’s Entrepreneurship World Cup competition where you will be competing for national prizes and a shot to represent your country at the Global Finals in November at the Misk Global Forum during Global Entrepreneurship Week.
To view your application, follow the secure link below:
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The event is at King Abdullah Economic City, which is 1,050 km away from my place thus unless the event provides financial support, it won’t be easy to attend the event.
The process so far has been very easy and straightforward but during the application process, I found several areas where EWC platform needs improvement. Would love to share my insights if they would like to improve.
The following text was published on 13th May 2019:
Instead of pitching the technology-oriented ideas, this time I opted to share The Clear Evidence to explore the opportunities for growth.
I applied at Join the EWC now – entrepreneurshipworldcup.com.