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by Andreas Stillman in News
January 22, 2018 0 comments

eMergeAmericas is seeking the next wave of innovative ventures. The Netherlands Consulate General in Miami is inviting Dutch Startups to sign up for the eMerge Americas Startup Showcase 2018. As a Dutch Startup you automatically get one of the 10 fast-track spot assigned for the Dutch startups (110 spots are available) out of 600 companies who sign up in 3 tracks. So although you are submitting an application, your startup is automatically selected as part of the 110 selected startups for Emerge Americas Startup Showcase planned for April 23 & 24, 2018. Overall 10 Later Stage, 10 Early Stage and 5 University companies will be selected as finalists and invited to pitch in front of thousands of people for an opportunity to be selected as the Emerge Americas Startup Showcase winner.

As a selected startup they will receive complimentary passes to the event, along with access to a full day of a Startup Bootcamp on Sunday, April 22nd where they will meet with investors, along with a complimentary booth space for the two full days of the conference April 23 + 24. Of course, also being part of the competition where judges will select several startups to pitch in front of thousands of people and ultimately, one winner.

Next steps for you is to fill the application in the link below:
http://www.emergeamericas.com/startups/

It is important that once you have signed up please contact Barbara.Staals@minbuza.nl so she can forward your name to eMerge Americas to have your spot confirmed. She is also available for more information.

More specific information on the Startup Showcase can be found on the website:: http://www.emergeamericas.com/startups/

eMerge Americas is seeking companies to compete in one of 3 tracks:

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
• Headquartered in the United States or internationally
• 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 than $500k raised in angel or seed capital

LATER STAGE TRACK CRITERIA
• Headquartered in the United States or internationally
• 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

Preferred Industries
• Biotechnology
• Clean Technology
• Computers and Peripherals • Education
• Fashion
• Financial Services
• Gaming
• Healthcare Services
• Internet / Web Services
• Media and Entertainment
• Medical Devices and Equipment • Mobile
• Nanotechnology
• Other

APPLICATION PROCESS
Applications must be completed via GUST. https://gust.com/organizations/emerge-americas- 2018/public_profile

Required documents:
• Executive summary • Pitch deck
• Financials

Optional documents:
• Videos
• Investor Deck
• Business Plan

Deadlines for applications:
• February 7th, 2017
• *All companies notified – February 20th, 2017

For more information please contact Barbara Staals at Barbara.staals@minbuza.nl or +1-786 866 0492

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