eMerge Americas Accelerator + Showcase 2024

eMerge Americas is seeking the next wave of innovative ventures

About this Program

This is your opportunity to win $520,000 USD in investment into your company!

The 2024 eMerge Americas Accelerator + Showcase is joining forces with Florida Funders, Medina Ventures, and BIP Ventures. This year, we will also welcome Bloomberg Línea as our official media partner for our Roadshow. We will select 110 of the best startups globally through a competitive application process segmented into three stages (i.e. University Stage, Early Stage and Later Stage). These 110 startups will participate in a robust seven-week, virtual, acceleration program, which will culminate at an in-person, grand finale pitch competition. This competition will take place in person April 17-19, 2024, at the eMerge Americas global tech conference at the Miami Beach Convention Center in front of leading venture capitalists, corporate enterprises, global media outlets, and guest judges.

On a complimentary basis, all selected startups will be provided with two (2) tech passes and prime exhibit space (a combined value of $3,800) on the 2024 eMerge Americas expo floor within “StartUp Alley” to showcase their company over the course of the event.

The winning startup will have the opportunity to receive over $520,000 USD in investment and prizes: $250,000 USD investment from Florida Funders, $150,000 USD from Medina Ventures, and $120,000 USD investment from BIP Ventures. In addition, the winning startups in each of the University Stage, Early Stage and Later Stage categories will be eligible to win more in-kind prizes that will be announced closer to the eMerge Americas conference.

As an organization that champions a diverse entrepreneurial ecosystem, 53% of the 2023 cohort consisted of minority/underrepresented founders.

Startup Applicant Segmentation Guidance (in the Gust application, please self-select the segment that closest represents the stage of your company)

University Stage Criteria:
+ Students and/or recent graduates (up to 2 years) from any college or university
+ Minimum Viable Product (MVP) produced
+ Little or no revenue

Early Stage Criteria:
+ Minimum Viable Product (MVP) produced, a Proof of Concept established, or a commercially available product
+ Key team in place (minimum of 2 full-time employees)
+ Paying customers (not cash-flow positive)
+ No more than $2 million raised in angel or seed capital

Later Stage Criteria:
+ Commercially available product
+ Company generating consistent revenue
+ Management team in place
+ In growth phase
+ Have raised more than $2 million


Apply Jan 31




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