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Think you might be on to something big? Showcase your innovation at eMerge Americas and compete with over 100 startups 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—a suite of prizes. Registration for the 2019 Startup Showcase is now open. Selected startups will be announced on February 22, 2019.


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 Get on track

  • Student(s) and/or recent graduate (up to 2 years)
  • From any college and 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
  • 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

2018 Finalists & Winners

University Stage Finalist
  • Babylon Micro Farm
Early Stage Finalist
  • Daycation
  • Statusphere
Later Stage Finalist
  • Xendoo (WINNER)
  • CancerAid
Startup Showcase Fan Favorite Winner
  • TidBit (WINNER)

The 2018 Advisory Board

  • RichDe la Rosa
    TenX Healthcare
  • TonyJimenez
    Managing Director,
    Medina Capital Partners
  • RaulMoas
    Program Director,
    The Knight Foundation
  • YudaSaydun
    Genventure Corporation
  • AdamSmith
    Medina Capital


  • AllenCueli
    VP, Product Solutions & New Enablers, Visa Inc.
  • GilBeyda
    Managing Director, Comcast Ventures
  • ChristineGagnon
    Director, EisnerAmper
  • AnaGonzalez
    Head of Miami, 500 Startups
  • JoshuaGreenman
    CEO, Mercury Development
  • Jose A.Hernandez-Solaun
    President, The Easton Group
  • MyrelIturrey
    Investor, Insight Partners
  • MelissaKrinzman
    Managing Partner, Krillion Ventures
  • BlaireMartin
    Executive Director, Florida Angel Nexus
  • Armando ChristianPerez, aka Pitbull
    Musician, Entrepreneur
  • MohsinSyed
    EVP & Chief Startup Officer, KiwiTech
  • Thomas "Tigre"Wenrich
    CEO, The LAB Miami and LAB.Ventures
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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