SVForum Presents

Launch Silicon Valley - Special Edition

June 4th, 2015, Microsoft Campus, Silicon Valley

#WorldCupTech @SVForum

about the event

Welcome to the 2nd Annual World Cup Tech Challenge! On June 4th at Microsoft's campus in Mountain View, 25 startups representing 18 countries will be competing for the Cup. Get tickets now and secure a front-row seat to the most exciting startup competition of the year. Learn more about the competing companies by clicking on each group below (make sure to vote for your favorite!). Is your home country represented? Cheer them on as well! In addition to meeting awesome startups from all over the world, you'll enjoy inspiring talks from our great keynote speakers, and meet over 30 Silicon Valley investors.

25 Startups representing 18 countries compete for the Cup

Hundreds of startups from 53 countries applied - the top 25 qualified through a thorough selection process! The startups compete in 6 different groups (tech categories below). You can help them increase their chances by voting for your favorite on each Group Page listed in below icons. The winner in each Group will be selected by votes from the panel, audience as well as points from the online voting. The Group winner with the highest votes will be the winner of the Cup. Don’t forget to tweet about the event, include @SVForum #WorldCupTech and the country hashtag provided after each company info #WCTCountry. Let the games begin!

Digital Media

Digital Media - Mobile

HealthTech

HealthTech

Next Generation Technology

Next Gen Technology

Education Technology

EdTech

Enterprise Software

Enterprise Software

Enterprise Software

FinTech

Agenda

8:00

Registration Opens

Coffee, tea, cookies served

9:00

Opening Remarks

Adiba Barney, CEO SVForum
Matt Thompson, GM Developer Evangelism at Microsoft

9:45

Enterprise Software

Group Enterprise Software

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

Startups:

Evercontact

ApiOmat

Quarrio Corp.

Rfiniti

Moderator:

Michael Torosian, DLA Piper

Panelists:

Mitchell Kertzmann, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners

Stephen Bernardes, Onset Ventures

Sarah Guo, Greylock Partners

John Scull, Southern Cross Venture Partners

10:25

Enterprise Software

Group HealthTech

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

Startups:

Tiatros

Hoope

Zensorium

myHealthSphere

Moderator:

Adiba Barney, SVForum (Silicon Valley Forum)

Panelists:

Phyllis E. Whiteley, Mohr Davidow Ventures

Steve Goldberg, Venrock

TBA,

11:05

Enterprise Software

Group FinTech

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

Startups:

JACCOO

P2B Investor

Brave New Coin

Moneero

Play Business

Moderator:

Julien Christiaens, Bank of the West

Panelists:

David Blumberg, Blumberg Capital

Adam Draper, Boost VC

Colleen Poynton, Core Innovation Capital

Bill Reichert, Garage Technology Ventures

11:45

Demo and Lunch Break

1:00

Fireside Chat

Mary Grove, Director of Google for Entrepreneurs
Interviewed by: Fadi Bishara, Founder and CEO of Blackbox

1:40

Enterprise Software

Group Digital Media - Mobile

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

Startups:

Adways Inc.

ZeroFOX

Aporta Digital Apps

Spotery

Moderator:

Adiba Barney, SVForum (Silicon Valley Forum)

Panelists:

Mohanjit Jolly, Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ)

Patrick Eggen, Qualcomm Ventures

Jonathan Barker, Thomvest Ventures

TBA, Microsoft Ventures

2:10

Enterprise Software

Group EdTech

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

Startups:

Corinth

VirBELA

Livox

Labicom

Moderator:

Adiba Barney, SVForum (Silicon Valley Forum)

Panelists:

Varun Jain, Qualcomm Ventures

Steve Goldberg, Venrock

Max Shapiro, Keiretsu Forum/People Connect

Patricia Nakache, Trinity Ventures

2:50

Enterprise Software

Group Next Gen Technology

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

Startups:

Atlas Wearables

HEXO+

Arya

Nolla

Moderator:

Adiba Barney,

Panelists:

Marlon Nichols, Intel Capital

Marc Burch, Homeland Security (Center of Commercialization of Advanced Technology)

Bill Reichert, Garage Technology Ventures

John Wolpert, IBM Watson

3:30

Demo and coffee break

4:15

Closing Keynote

Pascal Finette, Managing Director at Singularity University Labs

5:00

Announcement and Award ceremony of the 6 Group winners and the main World Cup winners

5:30

After Party!!

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: Patricia Nakache

General Partner, 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

FinTech/Next Gen Tech Judge: Bill Reichert

Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures

EdTech 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

FinTech Judge: Colleen Poynton

‎Vice President, Core Innovation Capital

Enterprise Software Judge: John Scull

Co-Founding Managing Director, Southern Cross Venture Partners

2014 Highlights

Past Winners

2014 Winners

SOME OF OUR PAST SPEAKERS AND JUDGES - 2015 ROSTER ANNOUNCED SOON!

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

BILL REICHERT

Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures

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

MOHANJIT JOLLY

Partner and Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson

STEPHEN BERNARDEZ

VP, Onset Ventures

JOHN MCINTYRE

Managing Director, Citrix Startup Accelerator

LEA BAJC

Advisor / Board member / Angel Investor

MARLON C. NICHOLS

Investor, Intel Capital

STEVE GOLDBERG

Partner, Venrock

RONALD WEISSMAN

Chairman, Software SIG Band of Angels

BUSY BURR

Managing Director, Citi Ventures

ULLAS NAIK

Founder, Streamlined Ventures

JONATHAN BARKER

Venture Partner, Thomvest Ventures

MAX SHAPIRO

Founder and CEO, People Connect/Angel Investor

MICHAEL PACHOS

Director, Samsung Ventures

FADI BISHARA

Founder and CEO, Blackbox

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