Part C:    Applying for and booking GFRS 2021

Step 1: Application

  • All applications must be submitted in English.

  • Applications will be not be accepted after 15 January 2021.

  • Applications will be accepted online only. Offline applications will not be considered.

  • You can apply here.

  • For startups: Startups need not be incorporated, but an incorporated company can only compete if it has been incorporated for not more than 12 months at the time of application.

  • For scaleups: Scale-ups must be incorporated and have received investment from an angel investor, a private equity, or a VC.

  • Startups and scaleups are invited to download the Guidelines for Startups and Scaleups on the Global Fundraising Stage 2021 to learn more about the application process:
    Guidelines for Startups and Scaleups on the Global Fundraising Stage:

Industries of particular interest to investors:

  • Aerospace

  • AI

  • Agriculture

  • Biotechnology

  • Blockchain

  • Business Products

  • Business Services

  • Chemicals and Chemical Products

  • Clean Technology

  • Computers and Peripherals

  • Construction

  • Defense Industry

  • Digital Marketing

  • E-commerce

  • Education

  • Electronics / Instrumentation

  • Fashion

  • Financial Services

  • Fintech

  • Gaming

  • Healthcare Services

  • HR

  • Industrial/Energy, Internet / Web Services

  • IT Services

  • Legal Services

  • Logistics

  • Manufacturing

  • Marketing

  • Mobile Technologies

  • Nano Technologies

  • Payment Systems

  • Renewable Energy

  • Robotics

  • Security

  • Software

  • Telecommunications 

  • Transportation

  • Tourism

  • VR

  • Wearable technologies

  • Other

Step 2: Acceptance

You will receive an official Letter of Attendance confirming that you have been accepted for GFRS 2021 and/or the World Congress of Angel Investors (WBAF 2021). The acceptance letter will include information about the next steps.

Startups applying for the GFRS 2021 will be scored by the Global Startup Committee and placed in one of three categories (A, B or C as described in Part A). Each application will receive a letter of acceptance that will indicate their category, which determines in which capacity they can join WBAF 2021.

We are aware that many excellent startups will apply for GFRS. Because of time limitations, however, only 100 of them can be placed in Category A.

Note: In the event you have not received your letter of acceptance by 7 days after your application, please notify us at

Step 3: Booking

If you receive a letter of acceptance, you are expected to complete your booking at the link below within 5 days of receiving the letter. After you complete your booking, you will receive a message about logistics of your participation

To guarantee participation, you are expected to complete your booking (see the link below) within 5 days of receiving your letter of acceptance. A letter of acceptance does not guarantee participation.
The booking address: