What are the selection criteria for entrepreneurs to be invited for GES 2019?

How well-developed should a company be in order to participate?

GES 2019 will preferably select scale-ups, but also encourages all startups to apply, that meet the following criteria:

  • a ground-breaking, transformative tech solution for Agrifood, Connectivity, Energy, Health, or Water
  • an innovation that is more than just a concept, with a functioning, market-ready business model
  • an enterprise that is investor-ready and capable to be scaled up internationally
  • the ambition to join other trailblazers to build entrepreneur-led solutions for the future now

As indicators for these criteria may differ widely throughout the globe, we can’t be any more specific about requirements.

However, we do prefer enterprises that have lasting collaborations with knowledge institutions. Furthermore, as GES 2019 wants to pave the way for a more diverse and sustainable business culture, we aim at region and gender diversity as well as inclusiveness among attendees.

In short: if you have a scalable product in any of the 5 sectors, don’t hesitate to apply! The earlier you do, the better your chances to be invited.