A pan-European startup competition featuring the leading solutions in the domains of Food, Water and Energy eager to scale up. After six local city events and continent-wide public voting, the top 20 impact startups came to the Impact Finals in The Hague in November 2021 to crown this season’s European winners.

The Get in the Ring Impact Competition was created to identify and scale Europe’s most promising startups in the domains of food, water and energy; via dealmaking with leading corporates, investors and ecosystem players. Over a year-long period, the Impact Competition stamped its virtual passport with a tour through Europe’s leading impact ecosystems – The Hague, Berlin, Lisbon, Geneva, Oslo and Copenhagen. With online dealmaking and virtual pitch battles, two winners from each national event were joined by 8 wildcards from a pan-European public voting campaign that received over 5000 votes, which comprised startups from across the continent.  

About Unknown Group

Unknown is an early-stage venture capital and business development firm, supporting founders and industry leaders to successfully bring innovations to the market: a “Venture Engine®”. With a fresh approach delivering venture success, lining up the industry and creating a pool of solutions ready to be adopted by the market. Through Unknown Group, Get in the Ring was created as a global startup competition to find and support promising startups from all corners of the world to test and scale their solutions with governments and industry leaders.