Get In The Ring

Global startup competition active in over 200 cities

Hard times demand unconventional solutions

Get in the Ring is a global competition from active startups in over 200 cities. We provide opportunities for unconventional solutions in every corner of the world, to test their solutions and solve the challenges of the 21st century. Working alongside industry-leading partners, we support the scale and impact emerging companies have around the world.

We use the Sustainable Development Goals as a guide to transforming our world using unconventional solutions: SDGs 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 16.

What we do

  1. Competition: The opportunity for startups to expand. In an environment, all the tools a startup needs to expand and gain exposure. Investors, mentors, companies, etc.
  2. Challenges: Matching companies with startups to solve their innovation needs. Through our deep analysis of the market and the ecosystem of startups, we are able to identify the best option for a successful collaboration.
  3. Global Meetup: A retreat for the best startups to meet in an unconventional environment and do business with companies and investors, meet people from all corners of the world and compete for the title of Global Winner.

How we do it

To support startups from all corners of the world on the scale, we work with cities and corporations in various locations to provide opportunities for business on many different issues, such as AI, Impact and Workforce Technologies.


Being part of the startup ecosystem for a few years with Unknown Group, we saw a big hole in the innovation industry. The number of startups that failed because they didn’t have the right resources to succeed was exasperating. Therefore, our mission is to unlock the potential of these startups by providing them with all the tools they need to thrive, in an environment.

  • 2012-ROTTERDAM-Our first time at the Ring
  • 2013-RIO DE JANEIRO-Winning an international award
  • 2014-Reaching 64 countries
  • DECEMBER 2015-SAUDI ARABIA Making history to women
  • 2016-MEDELLÍN-Making a trip to Colombia
  • 2017-100 + Countries
  • 2019-Thematic character
  • Growing to 500 Cities


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Location Marconistraat 16, 3029 AK Rotterdam, Netherlands
Africa, Americas, Antarctica Region, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Europe, Micronesia
Sectors Sector agnostic