Startup World Cup

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Canadian Regional Winner:

CIX Brings Startup World Cup to Canada

Startup World Cup is partnering with CIX to host its first ever Canadian regional competition. This regional competition will be held on October 17 th and 18 th , 2017 as a part of CIX at the Hilton Hotel.

Startup World Cup is a global conference and competition with the goal of bridging startup ecosystems worldwide. There will be 30 regional events across North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia, leading up to the Grand Finale in US Silicon Valley. This is the first ever event of its type, organized by Fenox Venture Capital, a Silicon Valley-based multinational VC firm.

As part of the Startup World Cup program, there will be secret judges at CIX who will attend the CIX Top 20 presentations and select one finalist, who will be awarded the Startup World Cup for Canada on the afternoon of Oct 18 at CIX. The winner will represent Canada at the Startup World Cup Grand Finale and will compete alongside 29 other startups from all over the world for a chance to win a US $1,000,000 prize in investment.

Startup World Cup Grand Finale
May 11th, 2018
San Francisco Marriott Marquis

Startup World Cup Grand Finale will feature keynotes, panels, and a pitch competition among regional champions from all around the world. It will be held on May 11th, 2018 at San Francisco Marriott Marquis. Startup World Cup 2017 featured top industry experts, including Steve Wozniak (Co-Founder of Apple), Alexis Ohanian (Co-Founder of Reddit), Guy Kawasaki (Former Chief Evangelist of Apple and distinguished author), and Daymond John (Star of ABC’s Shark Tank & CEO of FUBU).

Through this global event, CIX is giving the Canadian startups exposure to Silicon Valley and access to some of the top VCs and tech entrepreneurs in the world, creating funding and partnership opportunities.

For any inquiries regarding Startup World Cup, please contact:

Chris Abshire
Executive Director, Startup World Cup


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