Bijon Islam, CEO of LightCastle Partners, was a mentor for Startups at the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) who hosted the Entrepreneurship World Cup (EWC) Finals during the MISK Global Forum on November, 12. EWC brought 100 teams across 100 countries at the event.

    The 2019 Entrepreneurship World Cup was the largest and most diverse global pitch competition of its kind. The next edition of the EWC will launch in 2020. This year’s winner was NERv Technology, a Canadian startup that created an innovative monitoring system for post-operative patients, which strives to ensure that no patient loses their life because of an undetected post-operative complication. NERv Tech. received a US$500,000 cash prize, a “Shenzen Prize” package to help the company expand into China and in-kind support and services from a collection of EWC partners.