Get in the Ring: Investment Battle
25 July

Get in the Ring: The Investment Battle is the international competition of Get in the Ring, where entrepreneurs face off to secure an investment of up to €1,000,000. The battle takes place between June and November, with the grand finale during the Global Entrepreneurship Week in the Netherlands on the 21st of November.

Since its origin, The Investment Battle has been the basis of Get in the Ring. The Investment Battle offers great opportunities, both for organisers and participants. The international orientation and the unique way of pitching provide a fruitful ground for inspiration, networking and investments.



Date | 01.06.2014 - 07-10-2014
Location | Click here to see where your Nationals are organised.
Organiser | National Host

The Nationals are organised by the National Hosts. Each National Host selects the best entrepreneurs in their country. Since the Nationals are the responsibility of the hosts, the registration deadline can vary per country and region. Please take a look at the National Hosts for more information about the registration deadline for each country.

If there is no National Host in your region contact


Date | 01.09.2014 - 17-11-2014
Location | Click here to see where your Regional Final is organised.
Organiser | Regional Host

Regional Finals are new in 2014 and will be organised in seven regions by Regional Hosts. During a Get in the Ring styled event the winner of the Region will be directly selected for the International Final of Get in the Ring.

* The winners of the Nationals are not directly selected for the Regional Finals. The Regional Host will select 8 startups from all winners of the Nationals in their region.


Date | 21.11.2014
Location | Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Organiser | Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship

The grand finale of The Investment Battle, Face the Champions, will take place in Rotterdam during the Global Entrepreneurship Week. In front of a jury of four international Champions entrepreneurs will try to secure an investment up to €1,000,000. An audience of over 700 entrepreneurs, investors, professionals and students will be watching the eight finalists battling in the ring.

* The finalists will have a special meetup on the 20th of November. Here they will be prepared to Face the Champions.


28 November
The authors of the project the Voice.Bel about the conversations with the government, outdated laws and pain
At the first Belarusian GovTech hackathon, which was held during the global Entrepreneurship Week in 2016, won the project the Voice.Bel: a platform for dialogue between business and government, where entrepreneurs will be able to comment on the developed normative-legal acts (PPA), thereby affecting the quality and direction of legislation. Lawyers legal Bureau "VMP Vlasova, Mikhel and Partners" Alexey Filonov and Alexander Veremeev, sponsors the Voice.Bel, told us about the mood of the employees of government agencies, the right of access to NPA and about the weak points of the business.
24 November
$ 2.5 million for startups. Launched a new network of business angels in Minsk
16 ноября в беларуси стартовала программа развития венчурной экосистемы и была запущена сеть бизнес-ангелов. Проект называется aid–venture и рассчитан на 5 лет. Сумма финансирования, которую могут получить белорусские стартапы - 2,5 млн долларов. Группа компаний будет заниматься реализацией программы совместно с венчурным фондом 500 Startups, юридической фирмой «Алейников и партнеры» и программой для венчурных инвесторов Angel Labs. On the 16 of November a programm of venture ecosystem was started together with a network of business-angels. The project is called AID-VENTURE and designed for 5 years. The amount of funding that can get a Belarusian startups is 2.5 million dollars. Group of companies will implement the programme jointly with the venture Fund 500 Startups, a law firm "Aleinikov & partners" program for venture capital investors, Angel Labs.
24 November
Attention! New fresh fixes!
We were building, building, and we have finally built! New, spacious, bright, comfortable fixes are already waiting for their guests. Reasonable prices and incomparable atmosphere of Imaguru! There are only 2 rooms...maybe for your team?