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.
— SAP Bay Area (@SAPBayArea) 20 Mai 2014
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!
— Mark Peterson (@MarkBPeterson) 21 Mai 2014
Congratulations to Contract Live and Sublime Skinz, and here’s to continued success over the course of the 10-week ubi i/o program!