Launchpad - WORLDZ

Showcase your startup to some of the most influential minds and brands ever assembled with members from Greylock Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, Google, Vice, Samsung, and more.

WHAT is it?

WORLDZ is seeking early-stage startups looking to shape the world of tomorrow to join our annual LaunchPad pitch competition at WORLDZ September 10 & 11, 2019. Applications are now closed.

"WORLDZ helped me to connect with influencers who I had been trying to connect with for months... and [who] have since become brand ambassadors for Mighty Well. As a startup, it was inspiring to learn from brands that we have looked up to for years and are trying to model our company after. I can't wait to attend in 2019!"

- Emily Levy, CEO & Co-Founder, Mighty Well
WORLDZ 2018 LaunchPad Winner

2019 LaunchPad Judges:
  • Peter Pham Co-Founder, Science
  • Leigh Radford VP & General Manager, P&G Ventures
  • Brent Murri Principal, M13
  • Andrew Duplessie CEO & Co-Founder, Tipster
Who applies?

Ideally, startups in our sweet spot have a working product, have raised between $1M and $5M, have gained traction in the market, are growing quickly (users and customers), and were founded no earlier than 2013.

WORLDZ champions startups with diverse founding teams - gender, ethnicity, age, variety of thought, disabled, active-duty or veteran status - and those pursuing a bold vision. We are looking for those who are truly disrupting their market or fundamentally changing our world for the better.


Semi-finalists selected for WORLDZ LaunchPad will receive:

  • Three passes to WORLDZ 2019 ($4950 value)
  • Opportunity to pitch to high-profile judges and have C-level leaders recognize their business as best in category and/or best in show
  • Access to Master Courses, In-Conversations, Mentorship Lunches, Meet-the-Masters Mentorship Rotations and more with top executives, change agents, and coaches