Los Angeles Venture Association and Pepperdine Graziadio Host Regional Round of Startup World Cup 2019 Pitch Competition

March 27, 2019  | 1 min read

Los Angeles Venture Association (LAVA) is partnering with Pepperdine Graziadio Business School to host the Startup World Cup Los Angeles regional event on Wednesday, April 24 from 5:30 - 8:30 PM at the Smothers Theatre. Startup World Cup is a global series of pitch competitions that are powered by Fenox Venture Capital and held in 40+ regions around the world. The top startup from each region will go to Silicon Valley for the Grand Finale event on May 17 to compete for a $1,000,000 investment.

Designed to support innovation and empower entrepreneurs, the Startup World Cup Los Angeles regional event is open to the public. Tickets can be purchased here.

Entrepreneurs interested in participating in the pitch competition can apply here before April 6. The 10 startups selected to participate in the event will be announced on April 11.

Previous startups that have been developed through the help of Fenox Venture Capital have found innovative ways to enhance healthcare, artificial intelligence, robotics, transportation, financial technologies, IoT, augmented reality, and agriculture, with a goal for improving lives and transforming industries.

Judges for the Startup World Cup Los Angeles regional event include:

Ana L. Quintana
Managing Partner at Black Diamond Ventures

Deryck J. van Rensburg
Dean of Pepperdine Graziadio Business School

Delilah Panio
Vice President of Capital Formation (Southern California) at Toronto Stock Exchange/TSX Venture Exchange

Kimberly Kovacs
President of LAVA; Founder & President of MyJane Inc.; Managing Director at Arroyo Ventures, LLC

Bill Woodward
Partner at Anthem Venture Partners