TechMatch Euro-Silicon Valley

4-day Program Matching Europe’s Top Technology Talent with the Needs of Silicon Valley’s Corporations and Investors.

February (3-6), 2014 - San Francisco & Palo Alto, California.

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Czech ICT Alliance, in partnership with US Market Access Center (US MAC) of Silicon Valley, are looking for the top 20 tech startups from Europe who match the direct needs of over 10 US corporations and investors.

Participating startups will have the opportunity to pitch their product or service to large corporations such as: BelkinBTFujitsuHondaIntel CapitalSalesforce.comSingtelStandard CharteredSymantecSonySK TelecomPaypalLGMicrosoftQualcomm.

The top 20 finalists will participate in the 4-day event in both San Francisco and Palo Alto, which will include a custom ”Demo Day” for the startups to present their companies to open innovation representatives from US corporations.

Ten companies will be nominated from the Czech Republic for the event and Introduced to a Venture Capitalist at Fenox Capital. Out of those 10, at least one company will be chosen to participate.

Critical Dates:

Call For Nominations 1st of Nov.- 31st of Dec, 2013
Due Dilligence 2nd of Jan-14th of Jan, 2014
Finalists Announced 15th of Jan, 2014
Tech Match Event 3rd of Feb- 6th of Feb, 2014

If your company Lies in one of these Categories listed below, then register now to be a part of this unique event!

Here is the program at a glance:

Monday, 3 Feb 2014

9 AM - 10 AM
Welcome & Introduction

10 AM - 12 PM
Pitch Training

12 PM - 1 PM
Lunch Break

1 PM - 5 PM
Pitch Practice

Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014

1 PM - 2 PM
Demo Day Session 1

2 PM - 5 PM
Demo Day Pitches

5 PM -
Post-Event Networking

Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014

9 AM - 10 AM
Demo Day Session 2

10 AM - 1 PM
Demo Day Pitches

1 PM - 2 PM
Post-Event Networking

Thursday, 6 Feb 2014

9 AM - 4 PM
Follow up meetings with US Corporations

4 PM - 6 PM
Program Wrap Up

The Program is focused on companies of these segments:

Mobile apps and Technologies:

  • Mobile commerce
  • Mobile application virtualization
  • Mobile payments Monetizing mobile services
  • Field sales/mobile sales enablement

Web:

  • E-commerce
  • E-learning
  • Big data/Analytics
  • Cloud-based applications/services
  • Internet of things (IoT; m2m)

Networking/Security:

  • Wireless congestions
  • Wireless Networking
  • Software defined networking (SDN)
  • Security; biometrics; identity service providers, Fingerprint

Hardware:

  • Sensors: including: Human vital signs, biometric, presence, motion and 3D depth, gas, microbial
  • Infrastructure services: ICT enhancements, WiFi asset optimization, Hadoop optimization
  • Smart vehicle solutions, smart food management solutions Thermal management:
  • Displays: OLED, flexible, touch, 3D, holography
  • Flexible electronics: Devices, displays, batteries
  • Human-machine interface: Gesture/emotion recognition, augmented touch
  • 3D printing: Materials, equipment.

Others/Mixed Technologies:

  • Hyperlocal
  • Social communications
  • Wearables
  • Digital imaging
  • Broadcast - music, streaming, distribution
  • UX (User eXperience)
  • Advertising: ad network technology service providers
  • BYOD (Bring your own device) Connected healthcare – health IT, remote health
  • Lead and referral management
  • Retail –loyalty apps, ibeacon [BLE] apps, customer tracking

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