You will be competing against 1,000+ of the top global startups and innovations in order to win a place in the Top 50 Startups. The Top 50 Startups will receive a free virtual expo booth at WorldFestival, and will be able to pitch their product on the WorldFestival virtual stage to our attendees. Get details on the Top 50 Startup deliverables below. If you are not a startup (A Startup has raised less than $10 million in funding and has fewer than 30 employees) then please read the Innovation Awards instructions.
In order to win a spot in the Top 50 Startups, you must complete the 5-step checklist timeline below. There are 5 checkboxes that you will complete at the dates listed. The WorldFestival Startup Awards consists of 3 Stages. Crowd Voting Stage, Committee Voting Stage, and Top 50 Startup Pitches. View the timeline below.
How it Works
The WorldFestival Startup Awards are 100% online and virtual, which means that your award has an online page, you will be able to update that award page, you can invite your community to vote on your award page, and the WorldFestival judging committee will vote on your award page. Read the instructions below on how to update your online award page.
At the bottom of this page are the frequently asked questions (FAQ). If you contact our team, WorldFestival will do its best to get back to you within 48 hours, however we recommend that you read the FAQ since it may answer your questions.
The selection of the Top 50 Startups will be based 50% on crowd vote and 50% on committee vote. We do not simply add up all crowd and committee votes, we will “rank” all startups by crowd vote, we will rank all startups by committee vote. and will then add up the ranking scores.
Below is the WorldFestival Startup Awards Timeline and Checklist. At each date below, there are checkbox todos, which you need to complete at that date.
Startup Awards Nominations Open
June 22, 2022
Online voting begins
July 18, 2022
Committee Voting Begins
July 22, 2022
Crowd Voting Ends
July 25, 2022
Committee Voting Ends
July 27, 2022
Notify Top 50 Startups
August 3-4, 2022
Top 50 Startups demo live (online) @ WorldFestival 2022 Conference & Expo (Virtual & Global)
How to update your Online Award Page
Please contact us here with any updates you would like to make to your Online Awards Page.