This May, Fenox Venture Capital will hand a $1M prize to the winner of the Start Up World Cup, one of the top global startup competitions. Their third annual grand finale event will again be the culmination of regional competitions that have taken place around the world, pitting innovative startups against one another from 40 different countries. They will be judged by investors from IBM Ventures, M12 (Microsoft Ventures), and host Fenox Venture Capital and showcased at the Grand Finale event in San Francisco at the Masonic on May 17, 2019.
In addition to the competition, the event will feature educational workshops to help startup teams learn from leaders in the industry, networking events and notable speakers. Past speakers have included a who’s who of top innovators and executives, from Marc Randolph, Co-Founder of Netflix, to Reid Hoffman, Founding CEO of LinkedIn and Greylock Partners. To date this year, speakers from the exciting line-up that have been announced include, Tim Westergren, Founder and Former CEO of Pandora, Terry Jones, Founding Chairman of Kayak.com, and Jay Fulcher, Chairman and CEO of Zenefits, Josh Constine, Editor-At-Large of TechCrunch, Curtis Carlson, Former President and CEO of SRI International and Shekar Ayyar, Executive Vice President of VMware. Many more exciting speakers are set to be announced in the coming weeks.
Fenox Venture Capital is a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm that supports emerging technology companies across the world and specializes in helping entrepreneurs achieve global expansion. The team at Fenox developed the Startup World Cup to provide a showcase for startups around the world that don’t always get an audience with industry leaders or top investors from Silicon Valley. The VC firm is heavily focused on supporting Founders and teams from many backgrounds and cultures, and helps to bridge the divide which sometimes separates them from opportunities usually only available in locations such as Silicon Valley.
Pre-registration for the event is now open, and tickets for Startup World Cup Finale are available through the event’s website: https://www.startupworldcup.io/