Silicon Valley Forum Presents

Launch Silicon Valley - Special Edition

Microsoft Campus, Silicon Valley

#WorldCupTech @SVForum

about the event

On June 1st at Microsoft's campus in Mountain View, 23 startups representing 13 countries gathered together to compete for the Cup, and entrepreneurs and investors alike came to celebrate innovative technology from around the world. Combining global technology innovation with a touch of friendly competition, the World Cup Tech Challenge is a dynamic way for startups from around the world to launch their products in Silicon Valley for the first time. Silicon Valley Forum is proud to have welcomed so many wonderful companies from countries all over the world. 2016 Winners are posted in each group below! View the press release

ANNOUNCING OUR 2016 WINNER...

Irystech of Canada

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About the Groups:
Startups from over 50 countries applied, and the top 23 qualified via a thorough selection process. The winner in each Group was selected by votes from each expert judging panel (with a little help from online voting points). Click on a Group name to see the winning startup in each category!

Internet of Things

FINTECH

Internet of Things

INTERNET OF THINGS

Internet of Things

BIOTECH

Internet of Things

AUGMENTED/VIRTUAL REALITY

Internet of Things

AI/ROBOTICS

Internet of Things

AGTECH

Agenda

8:30

Registration Opens

Coffee and networking

9:15

Opening Remarks

Denyse Cardozo, Executive Director, Silicon Valley Forum
Matt Thompson, GM Developer Evangelism at Microsoft

9:30

Enterprise Software

Group BioTech

The 4 qualified Startups pitch to a panel of investors - 5 min

Startups:

Furley Bioextracts

LivSpek Medical Technologies

Magnetic Insight

GEA Enzymes

Moderator:

Brian Goncher, Deloitte

Panelists:

Risa Stack, GE Ventures

Michele Park, Clarus

Ron Shigeta, Indie Bio

Faz Bashi, Life Science Angels

10:15

Enterprise Software

Group FinTech

The 3 qualified Startups pitch to a panel of investors - 5 min

Startups:

Bank Vault

FAMOCO

CapDesk

Moderator:

Brian Blacklock, Execustaff HR

Panelists:

Rebecca Kaden, Maveron

Guarav Tewari, Citi Ventures

Brian Ascher, Venrock

11:00

Enterprise Software

Group IoT

The 4 qualified Startups pitch to a panel of investors - 5 min

Startups:

Zolertia

Bagel Labs

OtoSense

RedBird

Moderator:

Debjit Mukerji, Siemens TTB

Panelists:

Punit Chiniwalla, Singtel Innov8 Ventures

Robin Li, GGV Capital

Amit Garg, Samsung Ventures

11:45

Demo and Lunch Break

1:00

Fireside Chat

Tony Conrad, CEO and Founder, about.me
Interviewed by: Jitendra Kavathekar, Managing Director, Accenture Open Innovation

1:45

Enterprise Software

Group Augmented/Virtual Reality

The 4 qualified Startups pitch to a panel of investors - 5 min

Startups:

Lucid VR

Magikbee

Nunulo

Irystec

Moderator:

Michael Torosian, DLA piper

Panelists:

Jeff Wasson, Boost VC

CJ Reim, Highland Capital Partners

Amitt Mahajan, Presence Capital

Joanne Chen, Foundation Capital

2:10

Enterprise Software

Group AgTech

The 4 qualified Startups pitch to a panel of investors - 5 min

Startups:

Astro Digital

Aromyx

Engender Technologies

California Safe Soil

Moderator:

Denyse Cardozo, Silicon Valley Forum

Panelists:

Mark Noronha, SAP Startup Focus

Hank Giclas, Western Growers

Mike Betts, AgFunder

Christie Pitts, Verizon Ventures

3:15

Enterprise Software

Group AI/Robotics

The 4 qualified Startups pitch to a panel of investors - 5 min

Startups:

Singolar

Slick

Perfometric

WeaRobot

Moderator:

Michael Torosian, DLA Piper

Panelists:

Gareth Keane, Qualcomm Ventures

Ryan Anderson, IBM Watson

Neil Devani, Rothenberg Ventures

Andra Keay, Silicon Valley Robotics

4:00

Afternoon Break

4:30

Closing Fireside Chat

Danae Ringelmann, CEO, Indiegogo
Interviewed by: Jennifer Elias, Reporter, Silicon Valley Business Journal

5:10

Awards - announcing Group winners and World Cup Tech champion

5:40

After Party!!

2016 Speakers and Judges

Fireside Chat: Tony Conrad

CEO & Co-Founder, about.me, Partner, True Ventures

Fireside Chat: Danae Ringelman

Founder & Chief Development Officer at Indiegogo

Fireside chat: Jennifer Elias

Reporter at Silicon Valley Business Journal

Fireside Chat: Jitendra Kavathekar

Managing Director of Accenture Open Innovation

Opening Speaker: Matt Thompson

General Manager, Developer & Platform Evangelism, Microsoft

Denyse Cardozo

Executive Director, Silicon Valley Forum

Ron Shigeta

Chief Science Officer, IndieBio

Debjit Mukerji

Director of Venture Technology, Siemens TTB

CJ Reim

Associate, Highland Capital Partners

Andra Keay

Managing Director, Silicon Valley Robotics

Amit Garg

Principal, Samsung Ventures

Brian Ascher

Partner, Venrock

Neil Devani

Investor, Rothenberg Ventures

Jeff Wasson

Partner, Boost VC

Robin Li

Associate, GGV Capital

Mike Betts

Director of Investments, AgFunder

Hank Giclas

Senior VP - Science, Technology & Strategic Planning - Western Growers

Christie Pitts

Manager - Ventures Development, Verizon Ventures

Gaurav Tewari

Managing Director, Citi Ventures

Ryan Anderson

Solutions Architect & Cognitive Prototypes, IBM Watson

Punit Chiniwalla

Sr. Director at Singtel Innov8 Ventures, LLC

Michele Park

Partner, Clarus

Amitt Mahajan

Managing Partner & Co-Founder, Presence Capital

Gareth Keane

Investment Manager, Qualcomm Ventures

Rebecca Kaden

Partner, Maveron

Risa Stack

General Manager, New Business Creation, GE Ventures

Mark Noronha

Global Lead, Startup Engagement, SAP Startup Focus

Michael Torosian

Partner, DLA Piper

Faz K. Bashi, MD

Chair of Collaboration Committee, Life Science Angels; Member Board of Directors, Angel Capital Association

Brian Blacklock

Director of Business Development, Execustaff HR

Brian Goncher

Director, Deloitte

Joanne Chen

Partner, Foundation Capital

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Past Winners

2016 Winners
2015 Winners
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Global Partners

Our Global Partners are instrumental in providing support to the 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.

Global Corporate Partner
Global Legal Partner
Global HR Partner
3D Printed Championship Trophy Created By
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Global Outreach Partners

Organizers

The World Cup Tech Challenge is organized by Silicon Valley Forum. For over 30 years, Silicon Valley Forum 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, 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, Bank of the West, Qualcomm, and Siemens as well as leading venture capital firms, and service providers. Silicon Valley Forum is a fully independent 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.

Denyse Cardozo

Executive Director

Klaus Wehage

Head of International Relations

Xi-Er Dang

Project Manager

Micaela Youmans

Head of Marketing and Communications

Sebastian Wendell

Media Production Specialist

Claire Najar

Executive Assistant