Social Media + Promotions

The following materials and content can be used for marketing and promotion of the Startup Open global competition. Please let us know if you have specific questions or needs to promote Startup Open in your community. Please feel free to check back as we continue to add and update materials.

Steven A. Rodriguez
Startup Community Manager

What is Startup Open?

Startup Open is a global startup competition organized on GEN’s Startup Compete platform to identify, connect and recognize promising young startups around the world. The top virtual applicants from around the world join the global winners of GEN’s affiliated live competitions in being offered admission into GEN Starters Club. Following due diligence and interviews with a panel of investors, the top GEN Starters travel to the GEC to be recognized in front of the world – and to face off against other finalists. Previous winners – which include startups from Israel, Croatia, Ghana and the United States – have been featured by CNBC, CNN, Fast Company and Forbes.

More than 800 teams applied to compete in 2016 from 101 different countries.

Visit the Startup Open arena.

Approved Logo

Please use the approved Startup Open logo below in any print or online materials, and have any graphics link to Please click on the logo in the format you wish to use – PNG, JPG or EPS.

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Social Media

Spread the word via your personal or organization’s social media accounts. Please make sure to use the official hashtag #StartupOpen, and tag the GEN Global social media accounts @unleashingideas. You can also use the below image for promotion.

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