The MetaGate Startup Competition


The MetaGate Startup Competition

The Metaverse is rapidly becoming one of the most exciting and transformative technologies of our time, aligned with other disruptive technologies such as Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, IoT and Immersive Technologies. The intersection of these industries has the potential to revolutionize the way we do business and interact with the world around us; with the next generation of startups expected to be the most unique disruptors we have ever seen, MetaGate has chosen to take part in the enablement of these upcoming industry heavyweights.

InnovateXcelerate is designed to support, nurture and enable the upcoming generation of innovators, creating for them an environment that will help them expand their horizons as they become a part of the Digital Era.

InnovateXcelerate is an exciting opportunity for innovative startups to pitch their cutting-edge technologies and business models in the metaverse space to a panel of expert judges and to compete for the chance to receive funding and mentorship to take their business to the next level.

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Who Should apply?

If you're passionate about the metaverse and have an innovative idea that you believe could shape the way we do business in the future, we encourage you to apply:

  1. Early-stage startups working on innovative tech solutions in the metaverse space
  2. Entrepreneurs and innovators with a vision for the future of the metaverse
  3. Startups with less than 5 years that have a clear vision for how their product or service will impact the metaverse ecosystem

Specifics for InnovateXcelerate :

  • Startups must be focused on developing products or services within the metaverse space (next-gen experiential technology, AR/VR, MR, Metaverse infrastructure and interface, virtualization tools, gaming, mobility and transportation technology)
  • Startups must have a working prototype or MVP ready to demo
  • Startups must be able to clearly articulate their value proposition and market potential
  • Startups must have a strong business plan and financial projections
  • Startups must be able to demonstrate the potential for long-term scalability and growth within the metaverse ecosystem.

Why apply

Benefits for Winning Startups

Startups participating in the InnovateXcelerate can expect to receive several benefits, including:

  • Mentorship from Experts: Many startups struggle with finding the right guidance and support to help them grow and succeed. InnovateXcelerate brings together experts and industry leaders who will mentor the participating startups and offer them valuable insights.
  • Networking with Investors: You will have the opportunity to network with investors at the event, which can be a valuable opportunity for you to secure funding for your business.
  • Pitching in Front of Investors: You will have the opportunity to enter the pitch competition to pitch your business and ideas in-front of industry investors and judges
  • Exhibiting Pod: You will be provided with an exhibiting pod, which will allow you to showcase your products or services to a global audience. This will give you an opportunity to reach out to potential customers and partners.
  • Winner prizes: The winners of the InnovateXcelerate will receive cash prizes and other valuable resources to help you grow your business


In addition, you will also have the opportunity to receive media exposure, build your brand, and gain valuable experience.

Become a Sponsor of InnovateXcelerate Startup Competition:

  • Brand exposure: increase your brand awareness and recognition among a targeted audience of entrepreneurs, investors, and industry professionals.
  • Access to top talent: Meet and interact with the participating startups, potentially leading to new collaborations.
  • Lead generation: generate leads and gather valuable customer data through networking and interactions with attendees.
  • Product/Service promotion: showcase and demo your products or services to a targeted audience through sponsored booths or presentations during MetaGate Summit.
  • Thought leadership: demonstrate your expertise and thought leadership in the metaverse and startup industry through keynote or panel discussions.
  • Networking opportunities: Network with other industry leaders and potential partners through the networking sessions at the MetaGate Summit.
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