March 31 – April 1, 2016       San Francisco

The Global Innovator Competition

Brings you the hottest, disruptive startups from around the world

Interested in startups?

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Organized by the Global Technology Symposium in conjunction with the world’s leading startup incubators, the Global Innovator Competition is the Symposium’s most energizing event. #GIC2016 brings promising entrepreneurs from all over the world to present their ideas and visions that will bring new products to market and transform industries.

This year, 10 startups have been chosen to participate based on only one criteria — their level of industry disruption, no matter what the industry, no matter what the geography. We search far and beyond to identify those startups promising to shake up our lives in the coming years.

GIC startups will receive pre-event coaching by seasoned team members prior to pitching.

Congratulations to startups that have been selected to pitch to VCs at #GIC2016:

Pitch Schedule

Wednesday, March 30 - 1pm (Perkins Coie in San Francisco)

Judge Panel

  • Andy Tsao, Silicon Valley Bank (2016 GIC Head Judge)
  • Bill Reichert, Garage Technology Ventures
  • David Goldsmith, Serial Entrepreneur, Author
  • Jeremy Fiance, The House Fund
  • Nicola Corzine, Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center
  • Rick Rasmussen, Concordia Ventures
  • Tatiana Saribekian, Domain Venture Capital

Thursday, March 31 - 5pm Global Technology Symposium (St. Francis Yacht Club)

On Stage — VCs Open Boardroom

  • Andy Tsao, Silicon Valley Bank (2016 GIC Head Judge)
  • Alex Gurevich, Javelin Venture Partners
  • Norman Fogelsong, Institutional Venture Partners

Judge Panel

  • Bill Reichert, Garage Technology Ventures
  • David Goldsmith, Serial Entrepreneur, Author
  • Jeremy Fiance, The House Fund
  • Kira Kimhi, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
  • Rick Rasmussen, Concordia Ventures

Application and Deadlines

  • Application Deadline: March 4, 23:59 PM PST
  • Reply to Application: March 14, 23:59 PM PST

All applications are confidential and shared only with the GTS team.

To apply, please email to info@globaltechsymposium.com.

Sponsors and Partners

Sponsor

Perkins Coie

Partner

F50

Marketing Partners

BPI Global Talk Campus Party