Startup Open 2011


Application deadline


Competition Organizer

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Submission Date


Awards Date


Competition Category
  • Business - All U.S.
Who's Eligible
Open to any entrepreneurs who have just started, or are about to start, a new venture and have a “startup moment” between November 22, 2010, and November 20, 2011.
Important Dates

Applications will be accepted from March 31, 2011 to September 15, 2011. The 50 most promising startups will be announced on October 15, 2011, and the winners will be announced during Global Entrepreneurship Week which takes place on November 14 - 20, 2011.

Competition Prizes

The prize for this year's competition has not yet been announced.

Other Info

The GEW 50 and the winners will be selected by a panel of judges who are looking at a range of criteria including strength of concept, growth projections, and knowledge of the market.