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Attend the Startup Showcase

Think you might be on to something big? Showcase your innovation at eMerge and compete with 125 startups in three tracks from around the globe. With hundreds of angel investors and venture capitalists on the EXPO floor, the exposure alone is powerful. Winning has its perks, too—up to $175,000 in prizes.

2017 Finalists & Winners

University Stage
  • TSOLife (WINNER)
  • Donkie
  • iconKOL
  • Lula
  • Monetus
  • Zuke Music
Early Stage
  • Chirpp (WINNER)
  • Cargo42
  • Caribu
  • Gramercy
  • Hubspring
  • Papa
Later Stage
  • Voy Hoy (WINNER)
  • Beesion
  • Cognitive Code
  • Go Gig
  • Raisal
  • Vortex Legal

 Get on track

The 2017 StartUp Showcase application period has now ended.

  • Student(s) and/or recent graduate (up to 2 years)
  • Any college or university
  • Minimum Viable Product produced
  • Little or no revenue
  • Less than 1 year since founded
  • Minimum Viable Product (MVP) produced & Proof of Concept established
  • Key members in place (Minimum of 2 full-time employees)
  • Have paying customers (not cash-flow positive)
  • Less than 3 years since founded
  • No more then $500k raised in angel or seed capital
  • Headquartered in the United States or internationally
  • Product is commercially ready
  • Cash flow positive or near positive
  • Management team in place
  • In growth phase
  • No more than $5M raised in total capital

The 2017 Advisory Board

  • RichDe la Rosa
    Founder & CFO/COO, VIAGlobal
  • RaulMoas
    Managing Director, Accelerated Growth Partners Miami
  • YudaSaydun
    President, Genventure Corporation
  • AdamSmith
    Partner, Medina Capital

The 2017 Judges

  • OmarArab
  • Gustavo A.Cardenas
    Vice President, Hamilton Lane – Florida Growth Fund
  • AllenCueli
    Senior Director, Product Solutions and New Enablers, Visa Inc.
  • JohnFarrell
    Co-Founder, ALT Ventures
  • Jose A.Hernandez-Solaun
    President of The Easton Group
  • BrodiJackson
    Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Caerus Ventures
  • MelissaKrinzman
    Managing Partner, Trillion Ventures
  • RobertoMachado
    Co-Founder, Marketfit
  • PaulMarquand
    Managing Partner, ALT Ventures
  • ChristianSeale
    Founder and Managing Director of Startupbootcamp Miami
  • JulianSevillano
    Founder & CEO of VIAGlobal
  • Jean-Pierre “JP”Trouillot
    Partner, KPMG Deal Advisory Services
  • Rhys L.Williams
    Managing Director, FAU Tech Runway & Chairman, New World Angels, Inc.
eMerge put us in contact with so many connections, really pivoting event in the life of a young company.

Armand Sepulveda CEO of Nawboi Technologies

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