Startup World Cup is an initiative hosted by Fenox Venture Capital that is focused on fostering innovation and providing entrepreneurship opportunities for underrepresented startup ecosystems across the world. Fenox is hosting 16 different regional startup competitions in Indonesia, Japan, South Africa, New York, India, Australia, Taiwan, China, Korea, Chile, Silicon Valley, Texas, United Kingdom, Boston, Czech Republic, and Luxembourg. Fenox will then bring the respective 16 regional champions from around the world to the Grand Finale in San Francisco on March 24th, 2017 to compete for the $1,000,000 investment prize.
“As Fenox began investing globally, we realized that we were bringing the whole world together. By creating the Startup World Cup platform, we would like to bring the Asian, European, Australian, and American entrepreneurs to work along side one another,” said Anis Uzzaman, Chairman of Startup World Cup, General Partner & CEO of Fenox Venture Capital. “This platform will not only help American entrepreneurs reach the global market, but also helps European, Australian, and Asian entrepreneurs get a flavor of Silicon Valley.”
Startup World Cup plans to hold their 16 regional events beginning 2016 and into 2017 by working with distinguished regional partners in local startup ecosystems. The regional champions will come to Silicon Valley, and compete for the grand prize of US $1,000,000 in front of a judging panel comprised of some of the world’s best known investors including KPCB, DFJ, Y-Combinator, 500 Startups, Techstars, and more.