June 4th, 2015, Microsoft Campus, Silicon Valley
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.
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!
Chief Technology Officer of the United States of America
Founder at Draper Associates/DFJ/Draper University
Author / Inventor / Futurist, Director of Engineering at Google
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GM of Business and Corporate Development at Xero
Partner at Khosla Ventures, Co-Founder of Sun Microsystems
Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures
Director, Software Strategy at IBM Venture Capital Group
CEO and Co-Founder of Prezi
Author, Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur and academician
Corporate Vice President, Microsoft
Founder of AngelList, serial entrepreneur, angel investor and author
Partner, Google Ventures
Partner and Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson
VP, Onset Ventures
Managing Director, Citrix Startup Accelerator
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Investor, Intel Capital
Chairman, Software SIG Band of Angels
Managing Director, Citi Ventures
Founder, Streamlined Ventures
Venture Partner, Thomvest Ventures
Founder and CEO, People Connect/Angel Investor
Director, Samsung Ventures
Founder and CEO, Blackbox
Director of Corporate Strategy, IBM
Partner, U.S. Investments, Alibaba Group
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!
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.
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.
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