Startup Open 2010


Entries due


Competition Organizer

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Submission Date


Awards Date


Competition Category
  • Business - All U.S.
Who's Eligible
The event is open to anyone in the US who is creating a business. 
Important Dates

Entries may be submitted from October 1, 2010 to October 31, 2010. The 50 most promising startups will be announced during Global Entrepreneurship week, which takes place the week of November 15, 2010.

Competition Prizes

One entrepreneur will receive a free trip to spend one day on Richard Branson’s Necker Island to network with experienced entrepreneurs.

Other Info

Of the registered participants, 50 will be chosen and recognized as “The GEW 50” – the 50 most promising startups. A panel of judges will review each of the entries and select the GEW 50 based on a range of criteria including strength of concept, growth projections, and a knowledge in the market.