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Top Startups From 40 Countries to Compete for $1 Million Investment Prize

By April 10, 2019Article, Conference, Events

MR Rangaswami the Publisher of will be delivering an inspirational keynote at StartUp World Cup. 

Largest Global Innovation Gathering in Silicon Valley: Startup World Cup 2019

Winner will be selected in San Francisco, May 17, at Startup World Cup Grand Finale Event

Innovative startups from 40 major markets around the world will compete for a $1 million investment prize, with the winner to be announced on May 17 at the Startup World Cup (SWC) Grand Finale Event. Renowned judges from M12 (Microsoft Ventures), Lightspeed, NEA, 500Startups, and IBM Ventures will join the host Pegasus Tech Ventures to evaluate and decide the winner.

Featuring winners from regional competitions in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia, this annual competition has been praised for its inclusiveness and diversity, including startup teams from many cultures, along with many minority and female-founded businesses. The Grand Finale will feature innovative startups, renowned speakers, and hundreds of participating VCs, entrepreneurs, CEOs and 2,500 attendees.

Confirmed Speakers and Judges (more to be announced):

  • Ray Lane, Former President & COO of Oracle
  • Tim Westergren, Founder and Former CEO of Pandora 
  • Terry Jones, Founding Chairman of
  • Neil Hunt, Former CPO of Netflix
  • Deborah Magid, Partner at IBM Ventures
  • Rashmi Gopinath, Partner at M12 (Microsoft Ventures)
  • Vanessa Larco, Partner at NEA
  • Nicole Quinn, Partner at Lightspeed
  • Edith Yeung, Partner at 500Startups
  • Jay Fulcher, Chairman and CEO of Zenefits

Startup World Cup is presented by Pegasus Tech Ventures, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm that works with emerging technology companies across the world and specializes in helping entrepreneurs achieve global expansion. The Grand Finale event will take place at the Masonic on May 17 from 9 AM – 6 PM and will feature keynotes, panels, fireside chats, entertainment, and the $1 million pitch competition with regional champions from all around the world.

Details of the Startup World Cup Event can be found here:

Please register for the event at: 

50% Discount code for the Members: SWCSDHILL50


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