SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Startup World Cup is partnering with Plug and Play Tech Center to host the Startup World Cup US West Coast regional startup competition. This regional competition will be held on April 12th, 2018. The champion of the US West Coast regional competition will compete at the Grand Finale alongside other global regional winning startups from all over the world for a chance to win a US $1,000,000 prize in investment.
(Application Deadline: March 30th)
Startup World Cup is a global conference and startup pitch competition aimed to bridge startup ecosystems worldwide. There will be about 30 regional pitch events across North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia that lead up to the Grand Finale in San Francisco, California.
"Startup World Cup is a global platform that connects startup ecosystems all over the world and creates new opportunities for startups," said Anis Uzzaman, Chairman of Startup World Cup and General Partner & CEO of Fenox Venture Capital. “We are happy to partner with Plug and Play again to offer this great opportunity to west coast startups.”
“Plug and Play is a global network and we believe innovative startups are distributed around the world,” said Alireza Masrour, Managing Partner of Plug and Play Ventures. “With the Startup World Cup event we hope together we can help entrepreneurs around the world to tap into our network of corporate partners, VCs and global startup ecosystem.”
The Grand Finale will take place in San Francisco on May 11th, 2018. Speakers include prominent industry leaders: Vinod Khosla (Co-Founder of Sun Microsystems; Founder of Khosla Ventures), John Chambers (Former CEO of Cisco), Jay Vijayan (Former CIO of Tesla), Adam Cheyer (Co-Founder of Siri), Marc Randolph (Co-Founder & Former CEO of Netflix), Ron Conway (Founder & Co-Managing Partner of SV Angel), and more.