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Emerge 50

About the Emerge 50

A highly curated selection of the most exciting cross-industry ‘Scale’ companies from regional and international markets, presenting the cutting-edge solutions and growth stories driving their firms, to over 1,500 people on our prestigious main-stage.

The Emerge 50 takes place over 3 - 4 June at Innovfest Unbound. 

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Series A+ companies in a period of rapid growth
  • Raising large private investments
  • Seeking business opportunities which are across the APAC region.

Benefits of joining Emerge 50

  • Pitch on the Main Stage of Innovfest in front of over 1,500 investors, corporate leaders and government representatives.

  • Connect with corporates, brands, smart investors, industry-leading innovators with potential to collaborate and scale in the Asia-Pacific region.

  • Founders are invited to take part in exclusive networking events, with opportunities to connect with top tier, vetted talent.

  • Founders are invited to join the Emerge 50 global alumni network, involving private meetup opportunities around the globe.

  • Gain International brand awareness through media coverage across Unbound and foreign media channels. 

  • Each member of the Emerge 50 will be featured on the Unbound website and in the festival brochure.

  • 3 x complimentary tickets to Innovfest Unbound (worth £450 per ticket), and 50% discount on any additional tickets.

  • Prestigious title of being selected as one of the top 50 growth companies of 2020 by Innovfest Unbound.


Selection Criteria

  • Team: The team has an exceptional and proven ability to deliver (extensive market experience, technical ability, etc.)

  • Market: The market problem is compelling, and the product has been validated within the marketplace, proving sustainable unit economics.

  • Unique Value Prop: It shows clearly the benefits of the solution and what distinguishes it from the competition. It is innovative and scalable.

  • Business model: The solution indicates a considered and financially sustainable business model.

  • Traction: There is evidence of exponential growth, both financial and customer/ client base. 

  • Funding type: The company must have raised at least Series A funding and be actively seeking to scale across the Asia- Pacific region. 

  • Stage Presence: The founder / team member presenting on stage must have proven experience and phenomenal ability to captivate and engage an audience of over 1500+ attendees. 

  • Impact: The company has some element of social impact integrated into their strategy

Think you have what it takes to join the Emerge 50?

Applications are open from 20th February

Emerge 50 selection will be announced on 5th April 2020

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