The first U.S. national finals of Get in the Ring: The American Startup Clash will give America’s most outstanding entrepreneurs an opportunity to compete against founders from across the country and around the world.
Get in the Ring is a startup pitch competition founded by the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship in the Netherlands to bring the world’s most promising entrepreneurs together with those who can help them succeed and to inspire others to start their entrepreneurial journeys.
There were 283 entrepreneurs who met the qualifications for entry into the competition. At the semifinals in September, 40 startups were selected to advance to the second round. In October, the eight finalists were selected to compete at this week’s finals at The Kauffman Foundation. The winner, KCK startup EyeVerify, will advance to the international finals in Rotterdam on November 22. KCPT was ringside and presents highlights on a special edition of The Local Show.
UPDATE: Toby Rush, founder and CEO of Kansas City, Kan.-based EyeVerify, did more than represent the United States in today’s international finals of “Get in the Ring: The Investment Battle” – he brought home the global championship. Rush, who won the U.S. title on Monday night at the Kauffman Foundation, traveled to Rotterdam, the Netherlands, where he bested finalists from Bulgaria, Canada, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Spain, and the United Kingdom. For the past five years, the international competition has brought together entrepreneurs from around the world to share their entrepreneurial journeys, present their businesses, and vie for the title of the world’s most promising startup.
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