STARTUP WORLD CUP
CIX IS THE EXCLUSIVE CANADIAN REGIONAL COMPETITION FOR STARTUP WORLD CUP
Startup World Cup partners with CIX annually to host its Canadian regional competition. The 2018 regional competition was held on October 22nd and 23rd, 2018 as a part of the 11st annual CIX summit in Toronto.
Startup World Cup is a global conference and competition with the goal of bridging startup ecosystems worldwide and offers a chance to win a US $1,000,000 prize in investment. There are 40+ regional events across North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia, leading up to the Grand Finale in US Silicon Valley. This is the first ever event of its type, organized by Fenox Venture Capital, a Silicon Valley-based multinational VC firm.
Startup World Cup Canada Regional judges selected inkbox, from the final CIX Top 20 companies, and Co-founder, Tyler Handley, accepted the trophy on Oct 23 at CIX.
CANADIAN REGIONAL WINNER:
Founded in February 2015, inkbox has disrupted the tattoo industry by making temporary tattoos that last between 8-18 days, they look real and offer thousands of designs. Tattoos are no longer a decision that will most likely be regretted years later. Inkbox’s patented formula uses the juice of a Panama fruit for the basis of the semi-permanent tattoo product. Today they have sold more than a half a million tattoos to customers in 150 countries: https://inkbox.com/
inkbox will represent Canada at the Startup World Cup Grand Finale in San Francisco on May 17th, 2019 and will compete alongside 40+ other startups from all over the world for a chance to win a US $1,000,000 prize in investment.
Again in 2019, Startup World Cup will recognize the 2019 CIX Top 20 companies as the finalists for Canada. Startup World Cup judges will be at CIX and select one finalist, who will be awarded the Startup World Cup for Canada at CIX.