Europe-Asia Connect & Startup World Cup

August 21-22, 2024 Batumi, Georgia

The “One-Stop-Shop” for Investors Visiting the Region

Good Silicon Valley investors have a ton of incoming deal-flow. Yet they are always on the lookout for new interesting companies, and markets they are not yet connected to.  The Europe-Asia Connect events bridge these top investors with events that showcase the best startups from multiple countries. So an investor gets a taste of 10 countries without having to spend weeks in these smaller markets.  This gives you a gateway to Silicon Valley closer to home, and visa-free.

Europe-Asia Connect: Founders & Investors from 10+ Countries

Smaller and emerging markets are hard to attrac investors to, which is why EA Connect focuses on great founders from a variety of places.  From speakers and the pitch competition to 1-1 networking using an AI matchmaking app our focus is on maximizing the value of your presence. 

International Pitch Competition

Startup World Cup is the top startup competition in the word, with the Grand Finale in San Francisco where global startups compete for $1,000,000 investment prize in front of hundreds of Silicon Valley investors

The Batumi competition is one of the few SWC competition involving startups from different countries, all giving it their all to be named the regional winner, carryingthe banner to the San Francisco Grand Finale.

Top VC Insights 

Because of our relationships in Silicon Valley and our reputation of being good hosts, we are able to attract friends who are serious VCs and serious startup founders to come share their experience and bridge our emerging markets to top global startup hubs.  

Who Should Attend?

If you are in Central Asia, Caucasaus or Eastern Europe this is a unique opportunity to connect with world calibre people affordably and conveniently without need for a tough-to-get visa or flight around the world.

Consider Attending if you are:

  • Founder Competing in SWC
  • Startup who is not in competition but wants to network with advanced startups & VCs
  • Emerging VC who wants to connect with & learn from the pros
  • Accelerators, venture studio or VC interested in quality deal flow
  • Angel or corporate investor who wants to network with top-tier VCs
  • With governments, policy-makers, donors or philanthropies who want to learn about high-growth startups & VC

Featured Talks & Speakers

While the event focus is on tangible networking, we also offer some amazing thinkers, and leaders from Silicon Valley and around the world.  In the environment of rising interest rates and shrinking VC investments it’s a critical time for founders to connect with top-tier VC leaders and gain perspective about how to keep momentum, building value fast.

Sheel Mohnot


Amruta Godbole


Marvin Liao

 Venture Capital

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Bill Reichert

Venture Capital

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