SVE Demo Global 2021 now is Founder World 2021!

Founder World 2021 is the new 2nd annual SVE Demo Global 2021) on Nov 18 – Dec 6, from Austin, Silicon Valley, and globally online. The event is hosted by the SVE (Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs),together with F50 Elevate (Austin), Raising the Round (SV), and supported by a group of communities worldwide.

SVE Demo Global went online in March, 2020. First SVE Demo 2020  had  attracted 60K youtube views since early 2020. The 2020 Grand winner AgriBody was acquired by Global Clean Energy Holdings in 2021, PhableCare raised $15M in 2021.  For the past decade, as the oldest and largest grassroot pitching meetup in Silicon Valley, SVE Demo honored around 60 monthly winners over the past 10 years, including several F50 Ventures Portfolio companies Oculii (Recently raised $50M), Invi (Acquired by Google), GummiCube (ASO SAAS), and many more..

At 2015, SVE, Google Developers, and F50 hosted the first Founder World in SF, attracting 8300 registered attendees. Now we are combining the efforts of Founder World and SVE Demo Global to power great founders in our community in a bigger way.

Starting Nov 18 2021, packed with Pitch Camp, Keynote / Presentations, Founder Camp, and about 30 finalist startups will join the finale demo in five tracks, with live pitches, featured startup presentations,  to win one of the spots as Founder World Startup Of Year title. etc.  Here is the schedule outline A group of judges composed of global leaders, top-tier investors, VCs, and successful entrepreneurs will select the 10 winners. The 10 winners will be invited to 2 month online mentoring session, and a roadshow in Silicon Valley and SXSW in Austin Texas. The event is free to the founders.

Founder World | SVE Past Speakers

  • Adam Draper, Funding Partner Boost VC
  • Adam Goldburg, LightSpeed Ventures
  • Bill Reichert, Pegasus Ventures
  • Blake Masters, Co-Author of Zero to One & President of The Thiel Foundation
  • Doug Renert, Co-founder and Partner, Tandem Capital
  • Duncan Davidson, Managing Partner, Bullpen Capital
  • Duncan Logan, Founder & CEO Rocket Space
  • Guy Kawasaki, Founding Partner, Garage Technology Ventures
  • Jack Abraham, Founder at New Company
  • Jason Calacanis, Founder of Launch
  • Jermaine Dupri, Multi Grammy Award Winning Producer/ Songwriter
  • Josh Elman, Partner, Greylock
  • Josh Tetrick, CEO of Hampton Creek
  • Keith Teare, Accelerated Digital Ventures
  • Kris Gale, Founder of Clover Health
  • Louay Eldada, CEO and Co-founder, Quanergy
  • Max Ventilla, Founder of Alt School
  • Paul Holland, Partner, Foundation Capital
  • Paul Singh, Tie Angels
  • Peter Herbet, Lux Capital
  • Purnima Kochikar, Director, Google Play
  • Sam Liang, Otter AI
  • Sam Santhosh, Founder and CEO Medgenome Labs
  • Scott Armanini, Angel Investor
  • Tim Draper, Founder Draper University | Draper Associate
  • Water Brouwer, Doc.AI / ShareCare (IPO 2021)
  • William Santana Li, Chairman and CEO, Knightscope, Inc. ($500M startup)
  • Yvonne Darlene Cagle, M.D. NASA, Astronaut, U.S. Air Force

Here is the speaker  / judge form (To submit your information): founderworld/sve/speaker-nomination/

Past  Sponsors

  • Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Walmart, Yahoo, Samsong
  • Perkins and Coie,  Dentons, Haynes and Boones,
  • GSB Labs, Hacker Dojo,  RocketSpace, WeWork
  • 100+ more

Program Outline

Nov 18 – Dec 6

Founder World  2021 program

  • Pitching Camp  (All attendees) : Nov 18-20
  • Finale Demo (5 tracks, 30 finalists) : Dec 1 – 3
  • Community Leader Summit : Dec 1
  • Founder Bootcamp (Offline, finalist only) @ Lost Ridge Ranch: Dec 4-5
  • Award ceremony: Dec 6
  • Mentorship (Winners only)
  • Roadshow Silicon Valley (Feb, 2022, 10 winners)
  • Roadshow SXSW @ Austin  (March 2022)

Five Tracks @ Finale

  • HealthTech
  • Ag & FoodTech  
  • Property Tech 
  • Sustainability  
  • General (All others, FinTech, DeepTech  etc)

Content format for  each tech track

  • Keynote & Welcome Remark
  • Speakers & Presentation 
  • Startup Pitch and Demo (4minutes each, plus Q&A)
  • Judge  Feedback & Roundtable
  • Winner Announcement (One winner from each category)

Founder Camp: Dec 4-5

Award for each category (TBC)

  • FounderWorld Startup of Year 2021 title (Official Winners)
    • 10 Startups will win the title  & trophy
  • Other category of award 
    • For founders
      • Best Pitch
      • Most Potential Founders
      • Best Women Founder
      • Best Founder – Founder’s Choice:  by popular vote (TBC)
  • For Startups
    • Best Social Impact Startup
    • Best Texas Startup
    • Best International Startup
    • Best Startup – Founder’s Choice:  by popular vote (TBC)

Prizes for Startup of Year winners (TBC, T&C applies):

  • Roadshow @ Silicon Valley
  • Roadshow in SXSW @ Austin
  • Special Marketing & Mentoring Package by FoudnerWorld  & F50 ($$ value, no cost to founder, T&C applies)
  • $100K investment rights (T&C apply)
  • Prize from our partners and sponsors (Coming soon)

Note: (Travel & lodging cost not included)

For Finalists (All presenters)