Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) August 21, 2013
A knock-out panel of veteran entrepreneurs and business leaders is taking shape to judge the final match of “Get in the Ring: The American Startup Clash” on Nov. 18. The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation announced earlier this month that it would host the first-ever U.S. entry into the international startup pitch competition. Get in the Ring is a showcase event of Global Entrepreneurship Week.
The three high-profile leaders who have been confirmed as judges so far are:
Expanded bios for each judge are available at http://www.kauffman.org/GITR .
The judges will oversee an action-packed series of one-on-one live “clashes” among the eight U.S. startups that make it to the final round of competition in Kansas City. The entrepreneur they deem the top finisher will immediately travel all-expense-paid to the Nov. 22 Get in the Ring global finals in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. There, he or she will go head to head with seven other international finalists for a chance to secure angel investment of more than $1 million.
Online applications for Get in the Ring: The American Startup Clash are being accepted through Sept. 3 at http://www.GetInTheRing2013.istart.org . Any U.S. entrepreneur meeting the following criteria is eligible to apply:
Get in the Ring was founded in 2009 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. In just five years, the competition has grown to include 30 nations. The international finals are held each November during Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW).
The U.S. competition is made possible with generous support from U.S. national sponsor Sprint.
For more information about Get in the Ring: The American Startup Clash, including competition schedule and an updated list of partner organizations, visit http://www.kauffman.org/GITR .
To submit an application to compete, visit http://www.GetInTheRing2013.istart.org.
About the Kauffman Foundation
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is a private, nonpartisan foundation that works with partners to advance entrepreneurship in America and improve the education of children and youth. Founded by late entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Marion Kauffman, the Foundation is based in Kansas City, Mo. For more information, visit http://www.kauffman.org, and follow the Foundation on http://www.twitter.com/kauffmanfdn and http://www.facebook.com/kauffmanfdn.
About Get in the Ring
For more information about the international competition of Get in the Ring, visit http://www.gitr.nl. Also follow Get in the Ring on Twitter @gitr_gew and Facebook/getinthering.gew.