Silicon Valley Forum Presents

Launch Silicon Valley - Special Edition

Microsoft Campus, Silicon Valley

#WorldCupTech @SVForum

about the event

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. 

24 STARTUPS COMPETE FOR THE CUP!

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!

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

2016 Speakers and Judges - more to be announced!

Opening Speaker: Matt Thompson

General Manager, Developer & Platform Evangelism, Microsoft

Bill Reichert

Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures

Ron Shigeta

Chief Science Officer, IndieBio

Debjit Mukerji

Director of Venture Technology, Siemens TTB

Sarah Guo

Investor, Greylock Partners

Manish Patel

Partner, Highland Capital Partners

Brady Forrest

VP, Highway 1

Amit Garg

Principal, Samsung Ventures

Brian Ascher

Partner, Venrock

Max Shapiro

Angel Investor, Keiretsu Forum

Denyse Cardozo

Executive Director, Silicon Valley Forum

Neil Devani

Investor, Rothenberg Ventures

Nicolai Wadstrom

Founder, Bootstrap Labs

Jeff Wasson

Partner, Boost VC

Zarko B. Maletin

Venture Partner, Plug & Play Ventures

Andra Keay

Managing Director, Silicon Valley Robotics

Watch highlights from 2015!

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 on June 1st in 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.

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 Legal Partner

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