GMIC SV will not only be welcoming companies from all over the world, but also up-and-coming mobile startups vying for the chance to win G-Startup. Over 120 startups from 24 countries applied for the two-day competition where a panel of judges then chose the Top 20 to compete on stage at GMIC SV.
G-Startup will also give the Top 20 an opportunity to enter Pitch Camp—where they’ll receive tips on the best ways to pitch their startup before taking the Main Stage in front of executives and investors on the 19th to compete for coveted prizes. Results will be announced on the 20th.
The winning startup will receive the opportunity to:
- Join InnoSpring, Chinaccelerator and Plug and Play incubation programs
- Have VC/angel investor funding
- Receive PR/marketing services
- Garner customers, clients and partners
And, for startups that are not competing, GMIC SV has also given them the chance to learn from successful entrepreneurs and venture capitalists during Fireside Chats.
G-Startup speakers include:
Jeff Lawson, CEO of Twilio: Jeff Lawson co-founded the startup Twilio in 2007 in San Francisco and has raised more than $30 million in venture capital growth funding. Focused on international growth, Twilio added five more countries to its list of supported markets for voice services: Czech Republic, Greece, Israel, Romania and Switzerland.
Jeff Clavier, Managing Partner of SoftTech VC: Jeff Clavier is the Founder and Managing Partner of one of the most active seed stage investors in Web 2.0 startups. Since 2004, Jeff has invested in 110+ consumer internet startups in areas like social media, monetization, search, gaming, or B2B/B2C web services.