How do I purchase tickets to the event?

From our Tickets page, you’ll be able to select from a variety of ticket options. During the checkout process, you’ll be asked to provide details including your name, telephone number, valid email address and other for networking purposes. Tickets can be purchased with a valid credit/debit card or via bank transfer. You’ll receive confirmation via email, in the form of an invoice/tax document, once the payment has been successfully completed. If you need any help with the invoice, bank transfer or anything else, please get in touch with our ticketing team Odbavto at info@swcsummit.odbav.to. Please note, there is no limit to the number of tickets that can be purchased by an individual, but each ticket will be issued to a specific person, based on the name(s) provided. Tickets for all the participants will be send to the individual's email who made an order, so he will need to redistribute them after.

How will I receive my ticket(s)?

Every registered participant receives a ticket. If the payment is made via credit card, you get the ticket to your email address instantly. If the payment is made via invoice or bank transfer, you get the ticket once the money are transferred to our account. If you registered multiple participants, when you purchased your tickets, then you will receive tickets for all individuals. Also, it is important to provide unique email address for every participant during the registration for networking purposes.

What is the process when I can not attend the event?

If you can not make it to the event and it is already less than one month prior to the conference (17/9), you can find a replacement or a friend who will come instead of you. In case you cannot attend the event, please contact us by email at info@swcsummit.odbav.to no less than 48 hours before the start of the event, and your ticket can be re-issued in your friend's name you choose.

Can I purchase a ticket on the spot?

Yes, it’s possible to buy a ticket (cash or credit card) at the venue, on the day of the event.

Why haven’t I received a confirmation notice?

If the amount was subtracted from your account, but you haven’t received an email confirmation or invoice/tax document, please send a message, including the number of the account you used for the purchase, to our ticketing team at info@swcsummit.odbav.to.

Can I upgrade my visitor ticket at a later date?

If you would like to upgrade your visitor ticket and participate as a investor, VIP investor or have a startup stand, please contact us at info@swcsummit.odbav.to and we’ll assist you.

Can I purchase tickets using an invoice?

Sure! To do so, please send your billing information to our ticketing team at info@swcsummit.odbav.to and we will prepare an advance-payment invoice. In the email, please include the names of all participants you are registering and their email addresses. The invoice will be issued by Up In The Air s.r.o, with the address, Pernerova 51, 186 00, Prague 8 - Karlín, and company registration number of 06160328.


Can I leave the event and re-enter later?

Yes, of course! The event is completely open and it’s up to you when you want to enter or leave the venue. However, we recommend you try to make your plans around the event schedule, so you don’t miss any presentations or events. Please note that upon returning to the event, you’ll be asked to show your ticket (issued in your name) to the host/hostess at the entrance.

Can I reserve seats for an event?

No, there are no seat reservations, simply choose an open seat upon arriving. We anticipate having enough seats for all events, with ample room and opportunity to network.

Do I need to reserve a startup stand?

Yes, all startup stands must be reserved by October 3rd, 23.59. Please note that space is limited and stands are issued on a first-come, first-serve basis. Startups stands are only available for startups, not regular companies.

What is the language of the Startup World Cup & Summit?

The conference is planned in English, but if there are speakers who wish to speak to the audience in Czech or Slovak, they can do so in the respective part(s) of the program. In those cases, translations will be provided.

Can I take photos or video recordings of the event?

While it’s not officially permitted to take photos or video recordings of the program on the main stage, you’re allowed to in other parts of the event. If you’re a member of the press and would like permission to photograph or record the events of the main stage, please contact our guy for media at honza@hustakomunikejsn.cz.


How does a startup make it to the the Startup World Cup Grand Finale?

The Startup World Cup will have 20+ regional events across North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. Each regional winner will get a place at the finals in San Francisco on May 11th, 2018.

What will the SWC regional winners receive?

The Startup World Cup will provide free tickets to attend the workshops, networking party, and Grand Finale for the winning startup from each regional event.

What is the prize for winning the SWC Grand Finale?

The winner of the Grand Finale will receive a prize of a $1M investment. It will either be in exchange for a portion of equity, related to the most recent round of funding, or a convertible note, depending on the size of the company and how much funding they have raised. 
They’ll also receive global exposure through media recognition from all of the journalists covering the event.

Select sponsors will also be providing additional prizes to be announced later. Last year included $30k in free legal services from Orrick and a Salesforce software package for the finalists. More info here.

How long will each startup pitch for?

Each startup will be allocated 4 minutes to pitch followed by 4 minutes of Q&A from the judging panel.

Will submitting the optional video increase my chance of being selected?

The optional video is to help the application review committee get a better understanding of the company. If your company is difficult to explain in a few slides, then the video may help, but will not necessarily increase the chances of being selected.

What type of startups can apply?

We encourage startups in any domain, at any stage, to apply. Please note that the startup must be a legal entity not just an idea.

We have already raised some capital, are there any restrictions for applying?

There are no restrictions on the amount of capital raised. We encourage everyone to apply.

Who will be evaluating my application?

An application review committee, which will consist of investors and industry leaders.

Is there an application fee?

No. However, you can decide to purchase an optional startup stand.