Final Call for Applications to World Cup Tech 2016

April 29th, 2016, is the last day for innovative technology startups to apply to compete for the coveted World Championship Title

SAN JOSE, Calif.--()--Silicon Valley Forum today announced the final call for applications to their 3rd annual World Cup Tech Challenge, which will be held on June 1st, 2016, at the Microsoft Campus in Mountain View. The deadline for submission is April 29th; the 24 qualifying startups will be announced no later than May 10th, 2016.

Each June, Silicon Valley Forum welcomes innovative technology startups from all over the world apply to the World Cup Tech Challenge, a global pitch competition modeled on the famed international soccer tournament. Now in its third year, World Cup Tech Challenge is introducing new categories:

  • BioTech
  • AgTech
  • FinTech
  • AI/Robotics
  • AR/VR
  • Internet of Things (IoT)

Startups accepted into the World Cup Tech Challenge have launched their products in their respective local markets, and are looking to leverage Silicon Valley’s unique resources toward a global launch. The competition brings entrepreneurs face-to-face with Silicon Valley VCs, corporate executives, prospective customers and partners, and media. This event is sponsored and hosted by Microsoft.

“The World Cup Tech Challenge is our biggest and most exciting event of the year—a combination of pitch event, global meetup, and friendly competition,” said Denyse Cardozo, executive director of Silicon Valley Forum. “We can’t wait to see this year’s amazing product innovations, and to meet entrepreneurs from all over the world. The Silicon Valley Forum team wishes all startups the best of luck in competing for the Cup at World Cup Tech Challenge 2016!”


Startups eligible for World Cup Tech Challenge 2016 are in a pre-global stage—a successful launch in a local market, ready for a transition to a global one. Company products or services must fit within one of the six categories listed above in order to be considered. For complete criteria, more information about the categories, and to fill out the application form, visit

Get connected with the competition on social media with #WorldCupTech.

About Silicon Valley Forum

For over 30 years, Silicon Valley Forum 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, corporations, 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.

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Silicon Valley Forum
Micaela Youmans, 408-380-7241
Head of Marketing and Communications

Release Summary

Final call for applications to World Cup Tech Challenge, Silicon Valley Forum's annual global pitch competition! Startups worldwide are invited to apply at by April 29th, 2016.


Silicon Valley Forum
Micaela Youmans, 408-380-7241
Head of Marketing and Communications