GIOF Annual Meeting • May 18–19, 2023
Best Global Startups enabling DEI technologies

Startup Pitch Contests 2023

The Global Inclusion Online Forum Startup Pitch Competition is one of the first startup pitches to offer a platform to early-stage startups dealing with inclusion issues. Startups will have a chance to present their ideas to representatives of specialized venture capitals and top inclusion professionals from around the world. Participants in the Startup Competition will also take part in the Online Startup Expo, where they will demonstrate their product to GIOF attendees. For startup teams, this is also an excellent networking opportunity to connect with top industry representatives. The winning package includes prizes from partners and organizers, a free Exhibitor package at GIOF 2024, mentorship sessions run by top industry professionals, extra networking opportunities, and other benefits. A reputable jury will choose winners, who in addition to receiving these prizes will earn the most visibility on the Forum’s social media and business pages.

Winners 2022


  • Financial Inclusion

  • Accessibility

  • Diversity&Equality


  • Your product must deliver a unique solution to boost inclusion and diversity

  • Your product must be a ready-to-market solution


  • 1Application and Recruitment Period:
    EOD May 8, 2023

  • 2Finalists Selection:
    May 9–11, 2023

  • 3Pitch Preparations’ Testing sessions:
    May 13–17, 2023

  • 4Presentations:
    May 18–19, 2023

  • 5Winners Announcement:
    May 19, 2023

Past Partners

F6SStartup GrindWomen in TechChange CatalystInterview IATechfugeesStartup Network Europe

Previous editions’ jurors

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