"Get in the Ring” is a global startup pitch competition to bring the world’s most promising entrepreneurs together with those who can best help them succeed — and to inspire others to start their entrepreneurial journeys. In 2014, the competition expands to seven global regions: North America, South America, Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, and Southern Europe. The new North American region enables Get in the Ring to expand to Canada and Mexico. All three of the North American countries will hold their own national competitions, supported by sponsors. The Kauffman Foundation is proud to have been selected as host for the new North American competition, which will be held at the historic Midland Theatre in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.