ubi i/o Success @ SVForum’s Launch

Yesterday Contract Live and Sublime Skinz, two ubi i/o startups participated in Launch: Silicon Valley, a premier start-up competition organized by SVForum, and came away winners!  Speecheo, a third Paris based startup was also present alongside the two ubi i/o participants.

The event, hosted at Microsoft’s Mountain View campus, assembled “30 start-ups from 15 countries” that competed in 5 innovative technology categories:

  • Digital Media – Mobile
  • Health Tech
  • Enterprise Software
  • Education Tech
  • Next Generation Tech


Each startup pitched for 4 minutes, and the category-specific panels of experienced judges had 5 minutes of Q&A time to interact with each contestant. The panelists included Silicon Valley and international investors from firms like Venrock, Microsoft Ventures, IBM, Citrix Startup Accelerator, Blackbox, and many more.

During the downtime between categories, attendees visited contestants’ demo tables and had the opportunity to network with the judges.

Several keynotes were interspersed throughout the day-long event, including:

  • Megan Smith, VP of Google [x]
  • Peter Arvai, CEO and Co-Founder of Prezi
  • James Maiocco, Director of Microsoft Ventures

At the end of the competition, the ubi i/o team was proud when Contract Live and Sublime Skinz were recognized – Contract Live for Best In the Enterprise Software Solutions category and Sublime Skinz as Overall Audience Favorite!  That makes 2 French companies winning out of a total of five!  Not bad for a day’s work!



Congratulations to Contract Live and Sublime Skinz, and here’s to continued success over the course of the 10-week ubi i/o program!

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