In 2013, the Kauffman Foundation was proud to serve as host of the U.S. national finals of “Get in the Ring,” an international startup pitch competition that is a featured event of Global Entrepreneurship Week.
This year, we are hosting the North American Get in the Ring competition, bringing together innovative entrepreneurs from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
During this high-energy, entertaining event, eight entrepreneurs from the North American countries — narrowed from hundreds of applicants — will literally get in a boxing ring before a packed audience for a verbal sparring match to determine the best startup.
It will be held at the historic Midland Theatre in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, on Nov. 7, 2014.
The North American champion will then travel to the Netherlands for the global finals for a chance at prizes, exposure, and up to $1 million in angel funding.