How do I buy my tickets?
In the “Tickets” section, choose the type of ticket you prefer.  The next step is to fill out the name and surname of the participant, telephone number, a valid e-mail address and other information. There is no limit to the number of tickets that can be bought by one person. Each ticket is issued for a specific person (based on the submitted name), but the purchase can be made using one contact e-mail. Fill out your invoicing details and confirm that you agree with the processing of personal data and with our terms and conditions. The tickets can be paid with a payment card. The purchase is made when the amount is transferred to the seller’s account.

Where do I get my ticket?
Every registered participant receives a ticket. The ticket is sent by e-mail a few days before the event. The ticket is to be shown at the entrance to the conference. Your registration is completed after a successful payment transaction which will be confirmed by a generated invoice/tax document sent to your e-mail address.

What is the cancellation policy?
The order can be cancelled for up to 7 days after the purchase date – to cancel your reservation, please contact us on Tickets purchased after 1st october 2017 cannot be cancelled. In case you cannot attend the event, contact us by e-mail on no less than 48 hours before the start of the event, and your ticket can be re-issued in another person’s name.

Can I buy a ticket on the spot?
It is possible to buy tickets in the venue on the day of the event.

The payment was made, but I have not received a confirmation notice
If the amount was subtracted from your account, but you received no e-mail confirmation or invoice/tax document, please send a message including the number of the account you used for the transaction on

I bought a visitor ticket, but now I would like to have a presentation stand for my startup
If you decided to upgrade from a visitor ticket to a ticket for a startup with presentation stand, please contact us on We will take care of this.


Can I leave the event and come back later?
Yes, of course! The event is fully open and it is up to you to decide when you come to or leave the venue. However, we recommend you try to schedule your arrival/return during one of the breaks, because it may be uncomfortable if you are looking for a seat during someone’s presentation. But generally, you can come to the venue or leave it whenever you wish to. The ticket is issued in your name so you simply give your name to the hostesses.

Do tickets include seat reservations?
No, there are no reservations. You choose a place to sit after you arrive. But don’t worry, there will be enough seats and you can change your seat during the event so that you can meet more interesting people. The only reservations are those for presentation stands.

What is the language of the Startup World Cup & Summit?
The conference is planned in English, but if there are speakers who wish to speak to the audience in Czech or Slovak, they can do so in the respective parts of the program. Simultaneous interpreting will be provided.

Can I take photos or make videos?
It is not officially permitted to make videos or take photos of the program on the stage.

Can I pay the ticket using an invoice?
Yes, of course. Send us your billing data on and we can prepare an advance payment invoice. The e-mail must include the names of the participants you are registering and their e-mail addresses- The billing will be made by Up In The Air s.r.o, with the address Pernerova 51, 186 00, Prague 8 - Karlín, Company registration number: 06160328.


How can a startup pitch at the Grand Finale?
Startup World Cup will have 16 regional events across North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. Each regional winner will be flown to San Francisco for the final competition on March 24th, 2017.

What will the regional winning startups receive?
Startup World Cup will provide free event tickets to attend the Workshops, Networking Party, and Grand Finale for the winning startup from each regional event.

What does the world champion get for winning the final competition?
The winner of the Grand Finale will receive US $1,000,000 prize in investment. It will either be in exchange for a portion of equity related to the most recent round of funding or a convertible note, depending on the size of the company and how much funding they have raised.
They will also receive global exposure through media recognition from all of the journalists covering the event.
Select sponsors will also be providing additional prizes to be announced. Last year included $30k in free legal services from Orrick and a Salesforce software package for the finalists. More info:

How long will each startup pitch for?
Each startup will be allocated 4 minutes to pitch followed by 2 minutes of Q&A from the judging panel.

Will submitting the optional video increase my chance of being selected?
The optional video is to help the application review committee get a better understanding of the company. If your company is difficult to explain in a few slides, then the video may help, but will not necessarily increase the chances of being selected.

What type of startups can apply?
We encourage startups in any domain, at any stage, to apply. Please note that the startup must be a legal entity not just an idea.

Is it a requirement to tweet after I submit my application?
It is not a requirement, but part of the judging criteria will be based on startup's activity level on Twitter.

We have already raised some capital, are there any restrictions for applying?
There are no restrictions on the amount of capital raised, we encourage everyone to apply.

Who will be evaluating my applications?
Application review committee will consist of representatives from investors.

Is there an application fee?
No; however, some of our regionals have optional exhibition booths that can be purchased.