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ANNOUNCING OUR 2016 WINNER...

Irystec of Canada

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Displays are manufactured assuming that all eyes are the same. As a result mobile and VR displays run too bright, consume too much power, cause eye strain and eye fatigue. Irystec's software solves these problems by intelligently adjusting contrast and colour.


About the Groups:
Startups from over 50 countries applied, and the top 23 qualified via a thorough selection process. The winner in each Group was selected by votes from each expert judging panel (with a little help from online voting points). Click on a Group name to see the winning startup in each category!

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

GEA Enzymes

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

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:

Michael Torosian, DLA piper

Panelists:

Jeff Wasson, Boost VC

CJ Reim, 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:

Denyse Cardozo, Silicon Valley Forum

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

WeaRobot

Moderator:

Michael Torosian, DLA Piper

Panelists:

Gareth Keane, Qualcomm Ventures

Ryan Anderson, IBM Watson

Neil Devani, Rothenberg Ventures

Andra Keay, Silicon Valley Robotics

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!!

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, Qualcomm, Siemens, and SAP, 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 Manager

Sebastian Wendell

Media Production Specialist

Micaela Youmans

Digital Mdiea Manager

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

GUY KAWASAKI

Author / Entrepreneur / Investor

RAY KURZWEIL

Author / Inventor / Futurist, Director of Engineering at Google

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

Past Winners

2014 Winners
2015 Winners

Global Outreach Partners

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