Building Global Innovators: 4th Ed. Finalists celebration at Grand Finale

Building Global Innovators: 4th Ed. Finalists celebration at Grand Finale

Date: February 27, 2014

Time: 17:00

Place: Auditorium, ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon


27th February is a must Save the Date event in the Entrepreneurship calendar. Building Global Innovators is inviting a great and unique team of partners, judges, mentors, startups and peers to celebrate the Grand Finale & Caixa Capital Awards of this 4th edition.
After the exciting Track Finals ceremony & e-Teams II bootcamp, Finalists restarted the hard work incorporating jurors’ and mentors’ feedback to refine their product offers, all of which will pitch live on the 27th Feb. “Make sure that your audience knows from the first or second slide what is the tremendous opportunity that you are offering them.” Jonathan Green, Common Angels, Boston and BGI keynote speaker.
The 4 canditates will pitch live and Caixa Capital is announcing the Grand Finalist. This startup will double the Track Finals award of 100k€, access to “unique smart” in-kind support and investment opportunities. The team can achieve 400k€ if milestones are accomplished. A major opportunity!

The first edition of the Building Global Innovators Venture Competition happened in 2010, and in the last 3 editions received a total of 287 applications and enrolled over 1100 participants from 27 countries, spread across the 4 categories under competition: Health Technologies, Smart Cities, Information Technology and the Web, Consumer Products & Services.

The BGI aims to:
– Identify and reward projects at an seed/early stage with a clear global value proposition
– Enable a 10x to 20x pre-money valuation for competition finalist projects in initial 2 to 3 years of venture phase
– Connect the competition finalists – the global Innovators – to global Investors