Startup World Cup announced the speakers and judges for the Startup World Cup 2018 Global Grand Finale, to be held at San Francisco’s Marriott Marquis on May 11, 2018.
This year’s Startup World Cup began with 30 regional competitions, starting in Brazil last August and circling the globe through the end of April.
The winners of the regional competitions will vie for a $1,000,000 investment prize at the Grand Finale event.
Startup World Cup is organized by Fenox Venture Capital, a Silicon Valley-based global VC firm.
The Grand Finale event will bring together the startups plus well-known speakers and judges from the tech community for a full day of networking and competition, with an audience expected to exceed 2,500.
The startups are from North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia, and represent technologies ranging from AI and IoT to life science and medtech.
Startup World Cup 2018 Grand Finale featured keynote speakers include Reid Hoffman, Founding CEO of LinkedIn; Partner of Greylock Partners, John Chambers, former CEO of Cisco; Founder of JC2 Ventures, Adam Cheyer, Co-Founder of Siri, Ron Conway, Founder of SV Angel, Vinod Khosla, Co-Founder of Sun Microsystems; Founder of Khosla Ventures, Marc Randolph, Co-Founder of Netflix and Jay Vijayan, former CIO of Tesla
This year’s Startup World Cup winner will be selected by an All-Star panel of investor judges, including Geoff Ralston from Y Combinator, Ashley Carroll from Social Capital, Adeo Ressi from the Founder Institute, and Nina Achadjian from Index Ventures among others.
Fenox Venture Capital is a Silicon Valley-based global VC firm, which has invested in more than 120 companies.
Fenox VC leverages its international network, spanning the US, Asia, and Europe to support the global expansion of its portfolio companies.