Silicon Valley Forum Presents

Launch Silicon Valley - Special Edition

Microsoft Campus, Silicon Valley

#WorldCupTech @SVForum

about the event

Welcome to the 3rd Annual World Cup Tech Challenge! On June 1st at Microsoft's campus in Mountain View, startups meet to compete for the World Cup Tech championship—get tickets now for a front-row seat at the most exciting startup competition of the year! Besides an amazing group of global startups, World Cup Tech Challenge day will also feature inspiring talks from our great keynote speakers.

World Cup Tech Challenge is where the next generation of emerging tech companies from around the world meet to compete for the World Cup in Tech title. 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. 

STARTUPS COMPETE FOR THE CUP!

Innovative technology startups from all over the world will meet to compete at Microsoft Silicon Valley for the 3rd Annual World Cup Tech Challenge! Click on each group below to meet the companies. The Silicon Valley Forum team wishes all startups the best of luck in competing for the Cup at World Cup Tech Challenge 2016!

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

Geaenzymes SPA

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

Zarko Baletin, Plug and Play

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:

TBA,

Panelists:

Jeff Wasson, Boost VC

Manish Patel, 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:

TBA,

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

Weabot

Moderator:

AI Tech Mod, AI Tech Mod Co

Panelists:

AI Tech Panelist 1, AI Tech Panelist 1 Co

AI Tech Panelist 2, AI Tech Panelist 2 Co

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

Zarko B. Maletin

Venture Partner, Plug & Play Ventures

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

Watch highlights from 2015!

Past Winners

2015 Winners
2014 Winners

venue

It all happens on June 1st at Microsoft Silicon Valley!

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
IoT Group Sponsor

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