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Silicon Valley is a miracle land for entrepreneurs, and also the beginning of the technology innovation. As one of the most influential Start-Up Contests in Silicon Valley, SVIEF Start-Up Contest provides a stage for promising entrepreneurs to make their dreams come true. Competing in Silicon Valley, Chasing your dream! Please join SVIEF 2014 Start-Up Contest!

SVIEF Start-up Contest is a chapter of Silicon Valley Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (SVIEF) annual conference. Its main purpose is to cater to the needs of the rising start-up business, by bridging both US and China with efficient platform for communication and networking, beneficial innovative start-up environment and information sharing, diverse cross-strait partnership on technology, talent, capital, and market, etc. and integrate venture capital and high-tech industry.
First Round: Top 30 Startup Pitch for Top 10
1:00 PM to 6:30 PM, August 16th, 2014
Microsoft Building 1 – Conference Center, Mountain View, CA

Final Round: Top 10 Projects Demo
2014, September 27th
Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA

SVIEF website:

  • 10 Silicon Valley incubators recommended startups, presenting the most cutting-edge technology and representative early stage projects.
  • 10 Fortune 500 Corporate Ventures support.
  • 50 venture capitalist attend on Judge/Mentor Board.
  • International Chapters in China, Silicon Valley, Dallas, Boson, Israel etc.
  • Opportunity to on-site dialogue with Steve Wozniak.
  • More Opportunity and Surprise will reveal on Sep. 27th.

Featured format:

  • Two Stages for Demos, More Chances to Win: Both preliminary and final round is presented, with more public exposure, branding, and fund-raise opportunities.
  • On-site VC Meeting, Pitch One-on-One: A well-rounded understanding of the projects for investors.
  • All-round Awards, Start-up Rising Stars: Eligible audience vote for awards including People' s Choice, Innovation of the Year, Product of the Year,and individual sponsored awards.
  • Connect with High-profile Industry Leaders: Networking opportunity for valuable connections with the most influential business leaders through SVIEF Executives Club.
  • Who Can Apply: Innovative high-tech entrepreneurs-Research groups, Start-up companies-Project with leading technology or service in market Etc.
  • Project Fields: Mobile Internet, Cloud Computing and Big Data, Wearable Device, Smart City, Game App, Software and IT, Bio-Medicine, Green Energy, etc.
  • Qualified Team: Entrepreneurs based in US or China, Chinese entrepreneurs intend to return to China, Product/project need expand market in China or US.

Judge/ Mentor Board (Listed in alphabetical order) :

Brad Bao
Managing Director
Kinzon Capital
William R. Baumel
Managing Director
RWI Capital
Michael F. Bianco
Chairman & CEO
American Capital Markets Group
Cha Li
iStart Ventures LLC
Diane Ding
China Partner & Head of Admissions
Founder Institute
Praveen Gupta
SK Telecom Americas
David Lee
Co-Founder & Partner
Feng Li
IDG Capital
Larry Li
Managing Partner & Co-founder
zPark Venture
Yong Liu
Managing Partner
Vincent Ma
Mashington Investment Group China
Nicholas Napp
Founding partner
Preetha Parthasarathy
Senior Manager
SanDisk Venture
Bill Reichert
Managing Director
Garage Technology Venture
Zion Shen
Henry Shi
Chairman & Managing Partner
Redstone Venture Capital
Redg Snodgrass
Wearable World, Inc
Spencer Tall
Managing Director
Allegis Capital
G. Venkat
Senior Vice President
Hing Wong
Managing Director
Walden International
Eugene Zhang
General Partner
TEEC Angel Fund
James Zhang
Co-founder & Partner
Formation 8
Nick Zhang
JIE Capital & TJVC Capital
Tieming Zhao
Venture Partner
IPV Capital