In its inaugural year, the GSV Cup Competition is a call for early stage education and talent tech companies to apply to be one of the “Elite 200” presenters at the 2020 ASU GSV Summit from March 30th to April 1st in San Diego. Those companies selected to be among the “Elite 200” will then compete to win the GSV Cup. The top three companies will compete on StageX at ASU GSV XI on Wednesday night, April 1st and take home prize money totaling $250,000.
Technology companies in the education and workforce sector (edtech and hr tech) that are seed or pre-seed stage capital.
The top 200 pre-seed and seed education and talent companies chosen out of the pool of GSV Cup applicants. All companies in the “Elite 200” will receive a comped ticket to the ASU GSV Summit for the CEO/founder from the company, as well as a special entrepreneur rate for the presenting company team.
The application is due December 1st.
Leading Global Venture Capital firms and strategic partners in the education and talent space will be judging.
Judges, confirmed to date, include representatives from: Accel, Achieve 3000, Battery Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, Better Ventures, Bisk Ventures, Chegg, Chicago Ventures, Connectivity Venture Fund, Cooley, Correlation Ventures, ECMC, First Round Capital, Founders Circle, GGV Capital, ICONIQ, Ingram, Lightspeed, M25, NEA, Sapphire Ventures, Shasta Ventures, Softbank, Tenaya Capital, The Impact Engine, Touchdown Ventures, and more to be announced.
Unfortunately, no. We cannot disclose who judged your application unless the judge decides, on their own, to reach out to a company they have judged.
The GSV Cup Counsel.
We will release decisions around December 15th.
Note: if you are not selected as an “Elite 200”, you will still receive an entrepreneur rate discount to attend the summit. We will contact you with a code.
Once selected as an “Elite 200”, we may be contacting you to obtain additional information to evaluate GSV Cup Finalists.
We will determine finalists by February 1st. Three finalists will compete for the GSV Cup on Stage X on Wednesday, April 1st for $250,000 in prize money.
Judges will focus on the “5 P’s”: People, Product, Potential, Predictability (Milestones/roadmap), and Purpose (what is the corporate mission).
No. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate virtual or remote presentations.
GSV Ventures, HolonIQ, and Brand Capital International.
An early stage venture capital firm that is focused on the $6+ Trillion learning and talent technology sector. The fund is currently investing out of GSV Ventures Fund II, backing innovative entrepreneurs across the across the “PreK to Gray” Arc of Learning and Talent technology. Portfolio holdings in Fund I included Andela, Pluralsight, TurnItIn, Coursera, Coursehero, and Degreed amongst others.
Global Silicon Valley
GSV Ventures (formerly known as GSV AcceleraTE) is an early stage venture fund that partners with exceptional entrepreneurs and their companies in the $6 Trillion learning and talent technology sector.
Google Cloud provides flexible infrastructure, end-to-security, modern productivity, and intelligent insights engineered to help your business thrive.
HolonIQ is the world's smartest source of intelligence to help better predict and plan for the future of learning and work.
Brand Capital International, the strategic investment arm of India's largest multimedia conglomerate 'The Times group', catalyzes international companies for their launch in India.