Wiley Rein LLP Sponsors Startup World Cup 2018 Grand Finale: May 11 Event in San Francisco Supports Next Wave of Leading Entrepreneurs

Wiley Rein is pleased to sponsor the Startup World Cup 2018 Grand Finale on May 11, a major event that brings together the world’s leading startups and top entrepreneurs to compete for a $1 million grand prize of investment in their company. The day-long program, held at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis, features conversations with high-profile speakers and concludes with a pitch competition among regional champions from around the globe.

“We are excited to support the Startup World Cup Grand Finale and partner with these extraordinary entrepreneurs and future business leaders,” said Wiley Rein Managing Partner Peter D. Shields. “It’s a great opportunity for us to connect with the Silicon Valley community and share how startups can proactively engage with Washington, DC, to meet their strategic policy goals. We congratulate all of the finalists, whose innovations represent the next wave of successful business ventures and new technologies.”

Marc Randolph, co-founder of Netflix, will give a keynote address shortly after lunch. Other featured speakers, for fireside chats throughout the day, include Vinod Khosla, founder of Khosla Ventures and co-founder of Sun Microsystems; Ron Conway, founder of SV Angel; John Chambers, former CEO of Cisco and founder and CEO of JC2 Ventures; Jay Vijayan, former CIO of Tesla; Adam Cheyer, co-founder of Siri, Inc.; and Reid Hoffman, founding CEO of LinkedIn and partner at Greylock Partners.

In addition to the pitch competition on May 11, Startup World Cup will feature a day of workshops on May 10 to teach entrepreneurs how to successfully launch new companies and utilize Silicon Valley for business development. As part of those workshops, Wiley Rein attorneys will present on how to develop a Washington, DC strategy and promote innovative solutions to policymakers.    

Startup World Cup is partnering with some of world’s largest conferences and technology events, having hosted more than 20 regional startup competitions across six continents: North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia/Oceania. The goal of Startup World Cup is to create innovation and entrepreneurship opportunities for startup companies all over the world.

Startup World Cup is organized by Fenox Venture Capital, a Silicon Valley-based global venture capital firm. Anis Uzzaman, the Chairman of Startup World Cup, is the General Partner and founding member of Fenox – which focuses its investments in IT, health IT, artificial intelligence, IoT, robotics, big data, virtual reality, augmented reality, fintech, and next-generation technologies.

To purchase tickets for the Startup World Cup Grand Finale, please click here.

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