G-Startup Worldwide at GMIC Sao Paulo 2017 Winners Announced!

In News, Press Releases, Startup Competition by MeganL

First place winner Papumba is awarded a trip to Silicon Valley to compete for a $250,000 at G-Startup Worldwide Global Finals at Cross-Border Venture Summit on November 1st, 2017.

About the G-Startup Worldwide at GMIC Sao Paulo Winners:

First Place: Papumba, play-based pre-school education for everyone. en.papumba.com

Second Place: TelaVita, improve people’s health and wellbeing via live video sessions. www.telavita.com.br

Third Place: Fitbank, connect companies to financial services in a cheap, scalable, flexible and traceable way. www.fitbank.com.br

From the 303 applications worldwide, high potential finalists pitched our world lending judges from Kaszek Ventures, Redpoint eVentures, Qualcomm Ventures, DOMO Invest, DGF Investimentos,  Monashees, and Base Partners at G-Startup at GMIC Sao Paulo on September 12,2017. Our amazing Evaluation Committee of active investors has ranked each startup based on its Traction, Product Innovation, Team, and Industry.

All G-Startup Worldwide regional participants will have opportunity to be  be accepted into FbStart, a global startup program from Facebook designed to help developers build and grow their products. FbStart members receive free tools and services and year-round opportunities to connect directly with the Facebook team for technical and professional support. FbStart members also receive a custom package of exclusive discounts from dozens of Facebook partners, including companies such as Amazon, Dropbox, UserTesting and MailChimp. Messenger platform and native mobile app developers can apply to join the program at www.FbStart.com.

Special thanks to our Global Startup Enablers, FbStart from Facebook and Sequoia Capital. With their support, we are able to help build startup ecosystems around the globe and help enable startups to change the world! G-Startup Hong Kong are still open for application. High potential, early stage startups (<$2m raised) from any country can apply.


About G-Startup Worldwide

G-Startup Worldwide is a global startup competition held around the world to find high-potential, early stage startups, invest in them, support them with a global network and enable them to change the world. The G-Startup Worldwide program invests over $1,000,000in startups annually. G-Startup alumni like Didi and App Annie have raised over $17.2 billion. Some have been acquired by companies like Amazon, Google, Apple and Alibaba. G-Startup Worldwide is hosted at each Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) in 2017 including Beijing, Bangalore, Tel Aviv, Jakarta, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Hong Kong and Silicon Valley. The local winners of G-Startup Worldwide at selected competitions receive investment. The winner also receives a free trip to Silicon Valley to compete to become the G-Startup Worldwide Global Winner and receive an additional $250,000 investment!


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