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2024 GSV Cup Nominations Are Officially Open!

Nominations are now closed.

We've streamlined the entry process, removing friction. Now, it's easier than ever for startups from around the world to join our Cup community and contend to be named a finalist for the GSV Cup 50—the world’s most innovative digital learning and workforce skilling startups.

This year, we're breaking the mold! Instead of crowning just one champion, we're turning the spotlight on 50 trailblazing companies that are poised to revolutionize education and workforce development for years to come. The GSV Cup 50 isn't just an award; it's a mission. Our mission is to amplify, highlight, and support the most innovative and impactful startups in the global education and workforce sector so that we can collectively accelerate our efforts to create a world where ALL people have equal access to the future.

At the ASU+GSV Summit in San Diego, we put the GSV Cup 50 startups front and center, offering them unparalleled opportunities to demo their solutions, network with influential leaders in K12, Higher Ed, and Workforce learning, and truly shine.

Read the FAQ to learn more.
Submit a Nomination

Nomination Process

Any pre-seed and seed stage startup innovating within the digital learning and workforce skills sector is eligible for the GSV Cup 50.

The nomination window is open October 2023—November 30, 2023 at midnight PST.
Submit a Nomination

Review & Selection Process

Nominations will be evaluated by GSV and an independent committee in a review process designed around the “Five P’s” framework: People, Product, Potential, Predictability, and Purpose.
Learn More About Five P’s

GSV Cup Experience

Being selected for the GSV Cup 50 offers unparalleled value including a complimentary ASU+GSV Summit ticket, exclusive Google Cloud benefits, prime demo opportunities, & more.
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GSV Cup 50 
An Honor & Opportunity

GSV Cup 50 Companies will enjoy an array of exclusive perks and benefits that come with this prestigious recognition including

Complimentary 
ASU+GSV Ticket

Attend the premier gathering of 7,000+ education and workforce learning leaders in 2024.

Google Cloud Support

In celebration of their fourth year of supporting the GSV Cup, Google Cloud is extending substantial benefits to honorees including:

  • $500,000 in Google Cloud credits
  • Exclusive access to sessions featuring Google leaders discussing GenAI, Data, Security, and partnerships
  • Google for Startups Cloud Program benefits, such as additional cloud and training credits, global access to the Google Cloud Startup Community, expert AI resources, and exclusive discounts on Google products (if eligible)

Demo Opportunity

Showcase your solutions to a 7,000+ audience, including key investors and leaders in education and workforce learning at the Summit.

Priority Access 
to ASU+GSV AI Revolution Show

Get priority access to showcase your startup in front of 10,000+ educators and investors at the "AIR Field."

Learn More About the AIR Show

Exclusive Network Access

Connect with GSV's network, including Superintendents, University Presidents, and Chief Learning Officers, through curated events at the Summit and beyond.

Learn From Startup Academy

The Startup Academy is a monthly virtual event series dedicated to providing valuable insights around early-stage EdTech startups across Pre-K to Gray. Each month we'll invite industry leaders to share their wisdom and expertise on different topics relevant to our community within three key areas: growth, product, and people. Each session will be a 30-minute panel discussion followed by 15 minutes of Q&A.
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