Launch Silicon Valley - Special Edition

SVForum Presents

The World Cup Tech Challenge

May 13th, 2015, Microsoft Campus, Silicon Valley

about the event

In its 10th year, the World Cup Tech Challenge is now firmly established as the premier product launch platform for Technology startups from around the World. Technology is showing its magic in the casino industry as well. Online casinos have made it possible for gamblers to play from the comfort of their homes. Gamblers who do not want to go through the verification processes of online casinos may choose a site according to this list so that they can have a hassle-free gambling experience. The event, previously known as Launch Silicon Valley, is presented by SVForum and hosted by Microsoft. It provides the next generation of the hottest emerging technology companies with an opportunity to compete for the Cup, pitching their products to and networking with an audience of Silicon Valley’s top VCs, Angels, corporate business development executives, prospective customers and partners, bloggers and media.

24 startups compete for the Cup

Tech startups from all over the world are welcome to apply and (if chosen) qualify to the 4 available spots in each of the 6 different Tech Groups presented below. If you'd like to sponsor one of the Groups, email [email protected]

Digital Media

Digital Media - Mobile



Next Generation Technology

Next Gen Technology

Education Technology


Enterprise Software

Enterprise Software

Enterprise Software


Past Speakers

Peter Arvai

CEO and Co-Founder of Prezi

Megan Smith

Chief Technology Officer of the United States

James Maiocco

GM of Business and Corporate Development at Xero

Past Judges and Panelists

Busy Burr

Citi Ventures

Marlon C. Nichols

Intel Capital

Steve Goldberg


Jonathan Barker

Thomvest Ventures

Ullas Naik

Streamlined Ventures

Sarah Cone

Illuminate Ventures

Anis Uzzaman

Fenox Ventures

James Maiocco

Microsoft Ventures

Lea Bajc

Northzone Ventures

Fadi Bishara


Ronald Weissman

Band of Angels

Mohanjit Jolly

Draper Fisher Jurvetson

Stephen Bernardez

Onset Ventures

John McIntyre

Citrix Startup Accelerator

Nicolai Wadström


Max Shapiro

Keiretsu Forum

Dave Munichiello

Google Ventures


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!


Thank you to our great sponsors that make this event possible! If you wish to become a platinum, gold, silver, group or prize sponsor, contact us for more information about the packages.

Platinum Sponsors
Gold Sponsors

Official Presentation Partner

Global Outreach Partners


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 suggest the best share dealing platforms to help investors have a trouble free trade. 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


Denyse Cardozo

Finance & Operation Manager

Senior Program Manager

Rhinehart Reglos

Programs & Events Coordinator

Micaela Youmans

Social Media & Web Manager