More than 100 companies will be selected to compete within three tracks to participate in the global Startup Showcase at eMerge Americas on April 20-21 2023. University Stage, Early Stage, and Later Stage Companies.  Selected startups will have access to the world’s leading tech investors and corporate partners.

Selected finalists will receive:

  • Invitation to pitch at eMerge Americas on April 20-21, 2023 to win thousands in prizes
  • Access to Virtual Bootcamps
  • Meet with global enterprises and investors, as well as network with other entrepreneurs
  • University Track Criteria

    • Student(s) and/or recent graduates (up to 2 years)
    • From any college or university
    • Minimum Viable Product (MVP) produced
    • Little or no revenue
    • Less than 1 year since founded
  • Early Stage Track Criteria

    • Minimum Viable Product (MVP) produced & Proof of Concept established
    • Key members in place (Minimum of 2 full-time employees)
    • Paying customers (not cash-flow positive)
    • Less than 3 years since founded
    • No more than $500K raised in angel or seed capital
  • Later Stage Track Criteria

    • Commercially ready product
    • Company generating consistent revenue (cash flow positive or near positive)
    • Management team in place
    • In growth phase
    • No more than $5M raised in total capital

General Eligibility

  • Companies which provide products and/or services that are:
    • Innovative
    • Software
    • Hardware
    • Mobile
    • Web-based
  • In the following sectors:
    • Health
    • Media & Entertainment
    • Finance
    • Education
    • eGOV/Smart Cities
    • Logistics
    • Hospitality/Travel
    • Cybersecurity
    • Big Data
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Blockchain
  • Preferred Industries:
    • Biotechnology
    • Clean
    • Technology
    • Computers and Peripherals
    • Education
    • FinTech
    • Gaming
    • Health tech
    • Internet / Web Services
    • Media and Entertainment
    • Mobile
    • Nanotechnology


Global Startup Showcase Grand Prize

The winning startup will have a chance to win over $420,000 in investment prizes:

  • $250,000 investment from Florida Funders
  • $120,000 investment from Panoramic Ventures
  • $50,000 investment from eMerge Americas
  • In addition, startups will be eligible to win more in-kind prizes that will be announced soon