[SVC Wireless] Annual Conference 2014 & Startup Innovation Contest08/30/2014 - 09/27/2014

Upcoming Events

Silicon Valley China Wireless Annual Conference 2014 -
Monetizing the Next Billion Connections

Date & Time: Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 9:00 AM (PDT)

Venue: Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View, CA 94043

                    Register Here.

Speaker Highlights:
            Claudia Fan Munce, Managing Director, IBM Venture Capital Group; VP,
         IBM Corporate Strategy
Erik Ekudden, VP & Head of Technology Strategies, Ericsson Group 
            Lucia Gradinariu, Chief Architect - Future Network Services Business, Huawei
            Geng Lin, CTO, Corporate Network, Google
            Julien Blin, Managing director, Gizworld; CEO, Henosis; President and founder
            of the Smart World Alliance
            Keith Teare, CEO and founder, Just.me; Partner, Archimedes Labs LLC; Co-founder,
            Doug Moeller, Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer, Autonet Mobile
            Ajay Sahai, Director of Technical Marketing, ConteXtream

Join Us at the Networking Reception

Silicon Valley-China Wireless Technology Association -
Startup Innovation Contest

Dear Startup founders and entrepreneurs,

It is a great pleasure to invite you to the Startup Innovation Contest at the 2014 Silicon Valley China Wireless Technology Association Annual Conference at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA on September 27, 2014. This has been a very successful platform in connecting Startups with investors and strategic partners.

6 finalists will be selected amongst the applicants and each will deliver a 5-minutes fast pitch to a panel of VCs and corporate investors to compete for three category awards: Most Disruptive, Best Business Model, Largest Financial Impact, and the People’s Choice which will be voted by the audience. Confirmed VC judges include IBM Ventures, co-founder of Founders Space, and more to be announced.

Please submit an executive summary or a Powerpoint deck (no more than 10 slides) before 9/15 to joseph.wei@svcwireless.org that covers the following:

  • Company title and contact information (please include phone number and email)
  • Addressable market and business model
  • Product/solution description
  • Value proposition/unique differentiation
  • User feedback/traction
  • Team members brief bio
  • Amount of fund to raise and plan for the fund use

All finalists will be invited to a half day training camp on September 26 from 1-5PM at the IBM Innovation Center in Foster City. During the training camp, finalists will receive individual coaching and mentoring from VCs and veteran entrepreneurs to help them perfect their pitches and get prepared for the contest on Saturday (9/27 from 4:30 – 5:30pm). Detailed logistics for the training camp and final contest will be provided in the finalists notification email.

Prizes for the first three Awards: $24,000 worth of IBM SoftLayer hosting credit ($2000/per month for 12 months)*
Prize for the People's Choice Award: $30,000 worth of IBM SoftLayer hosting credit ($2500/per month for 12 months)*
Prizes for other finalists: $12,000 worth of IBM SoftLayer hosting credit ($1000/per month for 12 months)*

Please see www.svcwireless.org for more details about the Startup Innovation Contest or email questions to joseph.wei@svcwireless.org.

*Note: for qualified winners.