Silicon Valley Forum Presents
Microsoft Campus, Silicon Valley
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. In addition to the global startup community, this event attracts Silicon Valley VCs, Angels, corporate executives, prospective customers and partners, and bloggers/media representing 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 welcome innovative technology startups from all over the world apply to qualify to the 3rd Annual World Cup Tech Challenge—an amazing opportunity to showcase your startup and represent your country on a global stage! 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).
The deadline for submission is April 29th—however, we will be screening applications as they come in, so we encourage you to send in your application before the deadline. The 24 qualified startups will be announced no later than May 1st.
The Silicon Valley Forum team wishes you the best of luck in competing for the Cup at World Cup Tech Challenge 2016!
General Manager, Developer & Platform Evangelism, Microsoft
Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures
Chief Science Officer, IndieBio
Director of Venture Technology, Siemens TTB
Investor, Greylock Partners
Partner, Highland Capital Partners
VP, Highway 1
Principal, Samsung Ventures
Angel Investor, Keiretsu Forum
Executive Director, Silicon Valley Forum
Investor, Rothenberg Ventures
Founder, Bootstrap Labs
Partner, Boost VC
Venture Partner, Plug & Play Ventures
Managing Director, Silicon Valley Robotics
Chief Technology Officer of the United States of America
Founder at Draper Associates/DFJ/Draper University
Author / Inventor / Futurist, Director of Engineering at Google
Author / Entrepreneur / Investor
GM of Business and Corporate Development at Xero
Partner at Khosla Ventures, Co-Founder of Sun Microsystems
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
Managing Director, Citrix Startup Accelerator
Chairman, Software SIG Band of Angels
Managing Director, Citi Ventures
Founder, Streamlined Ventures
Director, Samsung Ventures
Director of Corporate Strategy, IBM
Partner, U.S. Investments, Alibaba Group
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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.
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.
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