“Being the only Malaysian startup selected to compete in the Entrepreneurship World Cup Global Finals is a testament to the innovative spirit of Asia Mobiliti and we are proud to have them representing Malaysia on a global stage,” said Datuk Ewon Benedick, Minister of Entrepreneur Development and Cooperative.
“The Entrepreneurship World Cup is a testament to the incredible talent and creativity of entrepreneurs around the world, and we are excited to see what Asia Mobiliti will bring to the table. I want to congratulate Asia Mobiliti on their selection as Malaysia’s sole representative and look forward to seeing their continued success in the future, and inspire many other Malaysians to follow its footsteps,” said Ewon.
While in Riyadh, the EWC 100 will experience Saudi Arabia’s emerging startup scene. In recent years, the ecosystem has seen transformational growth, reporting record highs in venture capital investments in 2020, 2021, and 2022.
In addition to competing for the grand $300,000 prize, startups will also vie in specialised categories based on sector (including tech and space and sustainability and environment) and impact (including social impact, sustainable development goals and women-led companies).
All 100 global finalists will receive $100,000 in in-kind services from partners such as AWS, Freshworks, Google Cloud, Hubspot, Stripe, Zoom and more.
The Entrepreneurship World Cup is made possible with support from a collection of national and global partners including One Valley, The Global Education and Leadership Foundation (tGELF), Entrepreneurs’ Organization, King Abdullah University for Science and Technology and Startup Genome. The Misk Foundation is a founding partner.