SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Startup World Cup, a global conference and competition, makes its debut connecting startup ecosystems around the world. Startup World Cup will host regional events in Indonesia, Japan, India, Taiwan, China, Israel, Australia, Germany, Chile, and the US (Boston & Silicon Valley) where the finalist of each competition will compete at the Grand Finale in Silicon Valley USA on March 24th, 2017. The Startup World Cup Champion will be awarded with US $1,000,000 in investment.
Startup World Cup is led by Fenox Venture Capital. Fenox is a native of Silicon Valley with presence in 14 different countries globally. Fenox’s limited partners are large corporations from around the world, and Fenox has been leveraging its strong global network to connect startup ecosystems.
“As we started investing globally, we felt that we had the mandate to bring the whole world together. By creating the Startup World Cup platform, we would like to bring the Asian, European, Australian, and American entrepreneurs together,” said Anis Uzzaman, Chairman of Startup World Cup, General Partner & CEO of Fenox Venture Capital. “This platform will not only help American entrepreneurs reach the global market, but also helps European, Australian, and Asian entrepreneurs get a flavor of Silicon Valley.”
Startup World Cup plans to hold 11 regional events and will work with distinguished regional partners in local startup ecosystems. The regional champions will come to Silicon Valley, and compete for the grand prize of US $1,000,000 in front of a distinguished judging panel, including Eric Feng of Kleiner Perkins, David Cohen of Techstars, and Kevin Hale of Y Combinator. Additional judges will be disclosed at a later time.