Posted: 2 years ago

Startup Stack Takes Top Prize for Finals of Entrepreneurship World Cup Georgia

STARTUP Stack, which is a  tab-less internet browser for productivity and collaboration captured first prize at the national finals of the Entrepreneurship World Cup competition held recently in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Co-founder of the startup, George Laliashvili advances to the next round of the global competition against national winners from 200 countries.

Stack is designed based on ergonomic principles of real-time work, Stack allows users to organize their web content better, navigate 2X faster than in any other browser, and focus on their tasks without distractions,

In preparation for the EWC Global Finals, Georgia Laliashvili will participate in an acceleration program that features virtual training and one-to-one mentoring targeted to their company’s current stage and growth trajectory.

Other finalists at EWC Georgia  included:

  • io, a startup that is a payment gateway for merchants that suffer from high transaction fees and chargebacks
  • Omofox, a startup that is developing a global digital freight forwarding platform
  • Dinespace, a startup that enables diners to pre-order and pre-pay for their meals before arriving at a restaurant, bar and pub.
  • ge, a startup that is agro platform, which is trying to replace the traditional agro market to cloud.
  • Sustainable Geniuses, a startup that aims to raise youth financial literacy with gaming
  • Green Lab , a startup that creates eco-friendly,disposable,biodegradable accessories

According to the decision of the jury members, national winners were awarded by the project partners and supporters - Mobile operator Beeline, Fablab Iliaunim Pre-accelerator Zoomout, Gepra. 

  • Dinespace – awarded  with a cash prize of 3000 Gel; 
  • Sustainable Geniuses – awarded  by the Fablab Iliauni and Pre-Accelerator Zoomout with a mentoring program and prototype development; by the Consulting Company Gepra with business literature adapted to the Georgian language. 
  • Each contestant who applied will receive access to free virtual training services and up to $25,000 in perks to help them take their venture to the next level. 

 Judges for the competition included non-profit, academic, tech and corporate professionals, among them:

  • Tina Gholadze, Managing Director, Global Entrepreneurship Network Georgia
  • Nana Dikhaminjia, Vice Rector for Innovations and Science Popularization, Ilia State University
  • Davit Chechelashvili, Technology Entrepreneur
  • Nato Chakvetadze, Program Coordinator, 500 Startups
  • Jaba Shavishvili, Digital Product Manager, Beeline
  • Nutsa Subeliani, Senior Consultant, Consulting Company Gepra

More than 150,000 contestants from 200 countries entered the Entrepreneurship World Cup. The initiative combines a broad-reaching pitch competition, aimed at ventures ranging from idea stage to growth stage, with a virtual accelerator program to help all participants launch, strengthen and scale their enterprises. Global Finalists will face off against one another at the Misk Global Forum in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in October.

EWC is an initiative led by the Misk Global Forum, Global Entrepreneurship Network and the Global Education and Leadership Foundation with support from a collection of national and global partners, including the GSVlabs and Entrepreneurs’ Organization.