Startup contest

Merge is hosting a Startup Contest that will provide startups with a unique opportunity to showcase their value propositions to an international jury of leading protocols and venture capital firms.

The contest is open to startups from all over the world that are developing innovative Web3 and blockchain solutions. Startups can apply to compete in the contest by submitting a pitch deck that outlines their companys vision, mission, and value proposition.

The contest will be held in two phases. In the first phase, startups will be evaluated by a panel of judges based on their pitch decks. The top 10 startups will be invited to participate in the second phase, which will be a live pitch competition. The live pitch competition will be held at Merges flagship event in Madrid, Spain. The top three startups will receive prizes, including cash, mentorship, and access to investors.

Past Jury members:


Submission:March 1st - September 10th
Selection:September 10th- 20th
Semifinal:October 9th
Finals:October 10th

Eligibility Criteria:
Funding: Companies with less than $5 million in funding raised
Age: Less than 4 years old

Startup Pack

If you are a Startup participating in our Contest, you can get our Startup Pack for 999€ + VAT. Only 50 units available.

What is included?

  • 2 Pro Tickets to the event
  • 2m2 the Startups exhibition area of the event
  • Roll-up with your startups branding (printing not included)
  • Counter, table and 2 stool

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