SVForum Presents

Launch Silicon Valley - Special Edition

Microsoft Campus, Silicon Valley

#WorldCupTech @SVForum

about the event

On June 4th at Microsoft's campus in Mountain View, 25 startups representing 18 countries gathered together to compete for the Cup, and entrepreneurs and investors alike gathered together 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.

SVForum was proud to welcome so many wonderful companies from countries all over the world. 2015 Winners are posted in each group below!

View the press release !

ANNOUNCING OUR 2015 WINNER...

P2BInvestor of USA


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P2Binvestor is a crowdlending platform for commercial lines of credit, providing working capital financing through a technology-enabled loan process that helps its clients increase productivity and profitability. The company offers a wide selection of products to businesses seeking to scale quickly to meet customer and market demand, and P2Bi's crowdsourced funding model reduces its effective cost of capital, creating more flexible rates and terms for its clients. A crowd of accredited investors participates in funding each credit line, and investors earn a return in exchange for supporting P2Bi's clients. #WCTUSA


Hundreds of startups from 53 countries applied, and the top 25 qualified through a thorough selection process. The winner in each Group was selected by votes from the panel and audience (with a little help from online voting points).
Click on a Group name to see the winning startup in each category!

Digital Media

Digital Media - Mobile

HealthTech

HealthTech

Next Generation Technology

Next Gen Technology

Education Technology

EdTech

Enterprise Software

Enterprise Software

Enterprise Software

FinTech

2015 Speakers and Judges

Opening Speaker: Matt Thompson

General Manager, Developer & Platform Evangelism, Microsoft

Keynote Speaker: Pascal Finette

Managing Director, Singularity University Labs

Fireside Chat: Mary Grove

Director of Google for Entrepreneurs

Interviewing Mary: Fadi Bishara

Founder and CEO of Blackbox

Moderator: Adiba Barney

SVForum CEO

EdTech Judge: Varun Jain

Investment Manager, Qualcomm Ventures

Moderator: Michael Torosian

Partner, DLA Piper

Digital Media Judge: Jonathan Barker

Venture Partner, Thomvest Ventures

EdTech Judge: Phil Carter

Associate, Trinity Ventures

Next Gen Tech Judge: Marlon Nichols

Director, Intel Capital

Enterprise Software Judge: Mitchell Kertzman

Managing Director, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners

Digital Media Judge: Patrick Eggen

Director, Qualcomm Ventures

Digital Media Judge: Mohanjit Jolly

Partner, Draper Fisher Jurvetson

Judge/Moderator: Bill Reichert

Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures

EdTech/HealthTech Judge: Steve Goldberg

Partner, Venrock

FinTech Judge: Adam Draper

Founder, Boost VC

HealthTech Judge: Phyllis E. Whiteley

Venture Partner, Mohr Davidow Ventures

Next Gen Tech Judge: Marc Burch

Center of Commercialization of Advanced Technology at Homeland Security

Enterprise Software Judge: Sarah Guo

Associate, Greylock Partners

Next Gen Tech Judge: John Wolpert

Seeker of Awesomeness, IBM Watson

Enterprise Software Judge: Stephen Bernardez

Vice President, Onset Ventures

Judge: Lea Bajc

Angel Investor and VC

EdTech Judge: Max Shapiro

Founder and CEO, PeopleConnect Staffing

FinTech Judge: David Blumberg

Managing Partner, Blumberg Capital

Moderator: Julien Christiaens

Vice President - Area Manager, Bank of the West

Moderator: Chris Yeh

VP Marketing, PBworks; Startup Investor and Advisor

FinTech Judge: Colleen Poynton

‎Vice President, Core Innovation Capital

Next Gen Tech Judge: John Scull

Co-Founding Managing Director, Southern Cross Venture Partners

Moderator: Victor W. Hwang

CEO, T2 Venture Creation

HealthTech Judge: Richard Simoni

Partner, Asset Management Ventures

Digital Media-Mobile Judge: John Alioto

CTO US DX Evangelism & Startup, Microsoft

Moderator: Mark diTargiani

Strategic Network Partner TriNet

Digital Media-Mobile Judge: Jean Kovacs

President, Harvard Angels

HealthTech Judge: Paul Willard

Partner, Subtraction Capital

2014 Highlights - 2015 video coming soon!

Past Winners

2015 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

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

JOHN MCINTYRE

Managing Director, Citrix Startup Accelerator

RONALD WEISSMAN

Chairman, Software SIG Band of Angels

BUSY BURR

Managing Director, Citi Ventures

ULLAS NAIK

Founder, Streamlined Ventures

MICHAEL PACHOS

Director, Samsung Ventures

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!

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.

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

Global Corporate Partner
Global Innovation Partner
Global Bank Partner
Global Legal Partner
Global HR 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, Bank of the West, Qualcomm, and Siemens 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