SVForum Presents

Launch Silicon Valley - Special Edition

June 4th, 2015, Microsoft Campus, Silicon Valley

#WorldCupTech @SVForum

about the event

In May 2014 we launched a new competition called the World Cup Tech Challenge, where the next generation of the hottest emerging technology companies from around the world competed for the coveted World Championship title in Silicon Valley. With representation from 35 countries from all corners of the world, the Microsoft Campus hosted some of the hottest VCs, Angels, corporate business development executives, prospective customers and partners, bloggers and media from the global tech scene. Startups accepted into the World Cup Tech Challenge are in a pre-global stage, meaning they have launched their products in their respective local markets and now ready for a global launch. We now invite the global tech and entrepreneur community to apply and invite their respective peers to attend the world’s most global pitch event in Silicon Valley for the 2nd Annual World Cup Tech Challenge 2015.

2014 Highlights

24 Startups compete for the Cup

We welcome startups from all over the world that are interested in presenting their products and representing their country at the 2nd Annual World Cup Tech Challenge. In order to be considered for the competition, please visit our application page, fill out all the boxes, and upload an Executive Summary of no more than two pages together with a 2-minute video-pitch (video is optional for the application phase, but will be mandatory for the online voting if your company qualifies to the finals).

24 Startups from across the globe are selected through a thorough qualification process by 35 judges. The startups compete in 6 different groups (tech categories below). The Groups each have 4 spots available, and a country can only be represented once in a group. The deadline for submission is May 4th—however, we will be screening applications as they come in, and therefore strongly encourage you to send in your application before the deadline. The 24 qualified startups will be announced no later than May 15.

The SVForum team wish you the very best of luck in competing for the Cup and awesome prizes in the World Cup Tech Challenge 2015!

Digital Media

Digital Media - Mobile

HealthTech

HealthTech

Next Generation Technology

Next Gen Technology

Education Technology

EdTech

Enterprise Software

Enterprise Software

Enterprise Software

FinTech

Past Speakers

Past Winners

2014 Winners

SOME OF OUR PAST SPEAKERS AND JUDGES

MEGAN SMITH

Chief Technology Officer of the United States of America

TIM DRAPER

Founder at Draper Associates/DFJ/Draper University

RAY KURZWEIL

Author / Inventor / Futurist, Director of Engineering at Google

GUY KAWASAKI

Author / Entrepreneur / Investor

JAMES MAIOCCO

GM of Business and Corporate Development at Xero

VINOD KHOSLA

Partner at Khosla Ventures, Co-Founder of Sun Microsystems

BILL REICHERT

Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures

DEBORAH MAGID

Director, Software Strategy at IBM Venture Capital Group

PETER ARVAI

CEO and Co-Founder of Prezi

STEVE BLANK

Author, Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur and academician

DAN'L LEWIN

Corporate Vice President, Microsoft

NAVAL RAVIKANT

Founder of AngelList, serial entrepreneur, angel investor and author

DAVE MUNICHIELLO

Partner, Google Ventures

MOHANJIT JOLLY

Partner and Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson

STEPHEN BERNARDEZ

VP, Onset Ventures

JOHN MCINTYRE

Managing Director, Citrix Startup Accelerator

LEA BAJC

Advisor / Board member / Angel Investor

MARLON C. NICHOLS

Investor, Intel Capital

STEVE GOLDBERG

Partner, Venrock

RONALD WEISSMAN

Chairman, Software SIG Band of Angels

BUSY BURR

Managing Director, Citi Ventures

ULLAS NAIK

Founder, Streamlined Ventures

JONATHAN BARKER

Venture Partner, Thomvest Ventures

MAX SHAPIRO

Founder and CEO, People Connect/Angel Investor

MICHAEL PACHOS

Director, Samsung Ventures

FADI BISHARA

Founder and CEO, Blackbox

WENDY LUNG

Director of Corporate Strategy, IBM

MIKE KATZ

Partner, U.S. Investments, Alibaba Group

venue

It all happens at Microsoft’s Campus in Mountain View, Silicon Valley!
Microsoft Building 1, 1065 La Avenida St, Mountain View, CA 94043

Thank you for hosting, Microsoft!

Sponsors

Our sponsors are instrumental in providing support to our competing startups through mentorship, participation in the judging process, and creating meaningful connections. They build strong relationships with global business leaders and technologists, as well as gain early exposure to the newest technology startups launching revolutionary products in Silicon Valley and around the world.

Sponsor the World Cup Tech Challenge and be front and center at the most rewarding global startup challenge of the year! To discuss sponsor opportunities, please contact us for more information.

Global Corporate Partner
Global Innovation Partner

Global Outreach Partners

Organizers

The World Cup Tech Challenge is organized by SVForum. For over 30 years, SVForum has fostered innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership in Silicon Valley. We function as a center of knowledge and connections, covering everything from the latest tech trends to the startup and investment ecosystem. We have a long history of creating successful events, programs and conferences that educate, train, inspire, and connect technologists, entrepreneurs, corporates, investors, innovation and startup hubs, and students—in Silicon Valley, throughout the U.S., and globally. We organize about 150 different activities per year, have over 20,000 subscribers/users, and work with over 40 countries worldwide. Our partners include global leaders Deloitte, DLA Piper, IBM, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Siemens, and SAP, as well as leading venture capital firms, and service providers. SVForum is a fully independent 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.

Adiba Barney

CEO

Denyse Cardozo

COO

Klaus Wehage

Business Development Manager

Rhinehart Reglos

Event Production Manager

Xi-Er Dang

Project & Social Media Manager

Micaela Youmans

Digital Media Manager

Sebastian Wendell

Media Production Specialist