We welcome Startups from all over the world that are interested in presenting their products and representing their country at Launch: Silicon Valley 2014 – The World Cup Tech Challenge to apply, and we wish you the best of luck! Please fill out all boxes below and upload an Executive Summary of no more than two pages together with a 2 min video-pitch (video is optional), no later than April 10th. The 30 qualified startups will be announced no later than April 20th. We will be screening applications as they come in, and therefore encourage that you send in your application before the last application day.
Startups that apply must have a product or service available as of May 20th, 2014, but not introduced in the Global marketplace for more than a few months prior to the event. This means that you might already have launched your product in your local market, gained traction and perhaps even revenue and you're now ready for a Global launch. Not sure if you meet the criteria? Contact us and we’ll let you know firstname.lastname@example.org.
Executive Summaries and video pitches will be evaluated by a board of judges within the different tech categories.
The qualified startups within the different tech categories (Groups) will be invited to attend Launch Silicon Valley, to demo in the expo hall and present on stage for 4-minutes, followed by 5 minutes of Q&A and constructive feedback, from a panel of professional Silicon Valley investors and industry experts. The startup “most likely to succeed” will be selected by votes from the panel, audience as well as points from the online voting, in each of the 6 Groups. The winners will take home great prizes sponsored by the Group sponsors as well as one-on-one meetings with VC's, Angels and corporate executives and venture groups in Silicon Valley.
If you qualify, you will receive an invitation letter with instructions as well as how to pay the participation fee which is $750 for SVForum members and $950 for non-members, become a member here. The participation fee includes:
Tickets to Launch: Silicon Valley for yourself and 2 people of your choice
Demo table that includes signage, 120V power, and high speed wireless internet connection.
4 minutes to pitch your product: followed by 5 minutes of Q&A with the panel of investors and industry experts.
Visibility in all communication channels and material prior to, during and after the event.
*We cannot guarantee it but will reach out to your country representative in Silicon Valley to try and have your participation fee sponsored by the country you represent.