San Francisco will host the Grande Finale of this year’s Startup World Cup.

Early stage companies reshaping industries have been taking part in pitch competitions at 30 locations worldwide in a bid to bag a spot at the May finale, when the selected startups will compete for the chance to secure US$1 million of new investment. There are still a few places to be decided, with applications for regional finals in Finland and Denmark open until 13 April; and until 30 March on the US West Coast.

“Startup World Cup is a global platform that connects startup ecosystems all over the world and creates new opportunities for startups,” explained Anis Uzzaman, Chairman of Startup World Cup and General Partner & CEO of Fenox Venture Capital – which sponsors the event.

Tickets are also available for those who want to attend the Grand Finale at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis on 11 May.