The USA Roadshow Agenda:
Each founder will have 6 minutes: 3 minutes for a pitch, and 3 minutes for questions, comments, and suggestions from Judges.
Based on the results of the Judges’ online voting, one startup will be chosen as the winner of the USA Roadshow.
Coffee brake + Networking
The USA Roadshow: 4 Startup Battles in one trip
Startup Network team had conducted 4 exciting pitch competitions this Spring in the USA: in Boston, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco!
These investment events were held fr om April 23d to May 2, 2019.
Founders of 22 Startups from Europe, Ukraine and the USA were invited to present their Projects in front of investors and representatives of Venture Funds.
The Profiles of the attending Startups could be found at the Roadshow’s landing page: https://battle.startup.network/events/384068/
Here is the brief information about participants:
Magic Innovations - Design and produce innovative media event solutions for private and business events, with a full pipeline, which includes everything that supports implementation of the solution idea: creative and design tasks, production of 2D and 3D content, production of decorations, software development, projection and any other equipment rental services.
Infinite Foundry - 3D digital twin cloud platform that combines artificial intelligence with 3D physics to process industrial IoT data. Because all the information about a product design and its manufacturing process is in the cloud, there is visibility and collaboration across the entire supply chain for faster and more timeliness-based decision making. Artificial intelligence is used to find production bottlenecks, and then physics is used to find optimization opportunities and predict remaining lifetime of a product in service.
Phantasmic - Mobile Application for a demonstration of the virtual objects in the real world with the use of AR technology.
Pencil One - Bring a New Industrial Revolution to a traditional yet rigid demand industry - Product Imagery. PENCIL ONE has re-designed the production system which can lower costs up to 70% while improving the processing time by two-thirds. This behind-the-scenes evolution translates into lower prices and faster turnaround times for individuals in the online, eCommerce marketplace while making the traditional image production can be scaled up.
Health Corum - HealthCorum is a cloud-based platform which helps health care payers reduce the prevalence of unnecessary care that is of low value to patients. The platform allows to save money for payers by providing intelligence to identify the most efficient providers and facilities for their network based on the intensity of practice patterns, clinical results, and patient experience data.
TechScreen - This product lets recruiters create custom interviews in collaboration with managers, helping influence the decision-making process.
SleepBox -The “Company, is an innovative tech-driven micro-hotel platform that brings on-demand hospitality services, privacy, and rest to airports, urban centers, and offices.SleepBox has produced a flexible modern hotel solution with the creation of modular, high-tech, stand-alone hotel rooms that can be launched anywhere.
Yofii- Yofii has built software to help the 127 million Americans who struggle with credit card debt, Get Out of Debt! Americans will pay over $100 billion dollars in interest and fees to credit card companies in 2019 on $860 billion dollars in credit card debt! Company’s mission is to make financial freedom accessible.
Breathing.ai - Breathing.ai improves users heart rate and breathing patterns by integrating biometric feedback data to inform the adaptive design of screens. Initially, a screens colors, fonts, and shapes. Measurable reduction of stress levels for the hours users spend on a screen.
LUHU - Social networking platform transforming and expanding the sharing economy, allowing users to share resources leverage connections in-network
Eazel - is a global online art community and social art education platform that offers users best-in-class, fully-immersive and content-rich, virtual art experience tours.
360 Stories - a system that would guide you throughout the whole trip with Virtual Guides in AR glasses and help to book experiences and other things right on the spot.
VidDrop - is a bold solution using the power of video to empower consumers for e-commerce shopping. We are one place online wh ere consumers can post and watch online product review videos.
Hera Health solutions - Hera Health Solutions is a pharmaceutical device company specializing in the research, development, and commercialization of long term treatments through proprietary biodegradable implants by using existing generic drugs in combination with already FDA-approved structural materials.
The Sound Bar - Using technology and design to drastically increase our efficiency per square foot. Reducing customer cost 10X+ when compared to competitors.
FlashTryp - An iOS/Android app that provides immediate, free, personalized and unbiased suggestions of activities and live events to users based on their psychographic profile. The critical portion of founders’ business is the ability to take users' social media data and predict what activities and live events an individual will enjoy with no user input other than them logging in via Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/Netflix etc.
RealCloud - RealCloud centralized every single property in the United States with the Owners Personal Contact (Cell Phones, Emails, Social Media and Job History) in one click. It allows to save 30 hours a week for every Real Estate Professional by giving them instant access to every homeowner; which gives them the power to dominate their local market
Local Market Intel - is the first company to provide current local market growth data online. We are opening up a whole new category of local market intelligence. With different data, real estate professionals be more effective, help buyers and sellers, AND make more sales/profits.
Adway - ADWAY equips vehicles with easily attachable/detachable projecting devices that project situation-specific (gee-fenced) media content on the vehicles sides without compromising the integrity of drivers' personal vehicles. Offering the least intrusive and most scalable driver setup, ADWAY enables an unparalleled network scalability and reach. ADWAY's devices are equipped with multiple sensors, which collect variety of real-time urban data.
Twickle - A central hub for the communities of live streamers, complete with all the tools needed to manage that community.
Vyoocam - Run mobile apps on a wearable camera
SunFlower Labs Inc. - Sunflower Labs makes an autonomous outdoor security system that senses and deters unwanted visitors before they’re at your door. The elegant sensors detect motion and vibration, differentiating between people, animals, and cars. When they detect something unusual, they’ll notify you and deploy a fully autonomous drone. The drone flies directly to the scene and streams live video of what’s happening. Guided by our sensors, it follows the activity, performs a security “sweep,” and lands itself safely in its weatherproof docking station.
Based on the results of the Judges' voting , the leaders of the Roadshow are:
SleepBox in Boston
360 Stories in New York
RealCloud in Los Angeles
Adway in San Francisco
In total 60+ VCs and Angels joined the Roadshow in 4 cities as Judges.
Our team is grateful to each expert, who joined the judges’ Panel, for the exciting discussion and advices for the startups during the pitch competition.
We are sure, that all the participants of the US Roadshow got useful feedback from leading investors and experts, and got a great chance to met the representatives of the USA Venture Funds and Angel Investors in person.
Startup.Network team also express its gratitude to the partners of the event for the assistance with the organizational aspects friendly and cose atmosphere: GSV LABS in Boston; Class&Co in New York, Hub Los Angeles and Mindspace in San Francisco.
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One of the entrepreneurs who got 1st place shared his experience of participating in the Startup Battle:
“It was my pleasure to pitch at the Startup Battle in San Francisco and in Los Angeles.
It was a great experience, we won the first place in San Francisco and right after the pitch two Judges said that they wanted to invest in our Company.
We met with one of the Judges next day and made a deal for a part of the round.
Startup Battle is a great tool for introducing your Startup to the local community of American investors and, if your case is good, they react immediately.”
After participating in the Startup Battle, which was held by Startup.Network in the Silicon Valley, we gained tremendous amount of experience on how to build the startup and attract investments. Especially it was very cool to talk with MS. He gave us a lot of advice. If it were no it for this event, we would not be able to get such advice. Then we actively worked on searching for investors which we did. We began due diligence but we realised that we did not want to take any investments on the early stage. Again, useful advice from Mike Sandler, his criticism to be precise, helped us to find the way. At this point, we have several investors from among the surgeons, but for now, we are managing on our own.
Now we have an MVP that is not just a set of tools but a surgical robot. The manufacturing of the primary product is taking place in Taiwan. At this point, it is on the stage of being certified.
If somebody asks me whether I need any investments in the early stages, I will say no. It is significantly more important to develop the right network and to get proper advice.
Everything that happened is the credit to Startup.Network!
I want to thank Statup.Network for precious experience and help we've got during startup battles in USA and Berlin.
Mentors your team chooses for jury on battles are always very professional and ready to help.
We got valuable feedback and a good quantity of insights.
Raccoon.World team continues communication and builds relationships with several investors we met on the battles.
We took part in several Startup Battles, organised by Startup.Network, in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Minsk, Almaty, Kharkov and attended Startup Battle in San Francisco.
I believe that it helped us to be selected from more than 1000 competitors for acceleration program in the Netherlands, where we were the only startup from Eastern Europe.
Attending the Startup Battles is very beneficial for expending networking and gaining useful feedback. In particular, the feedback, what we got on Startup Battle, from the investor form the Silicon Valley helped us to find new and more perspective niche and make the pivot. We would be glad to collaborate with the Startup.Network team again.
We took part in two Startup.Network events: Startup Battle in Moscow and Startup BAttle in Silicon Valley.
We won the 1st place in Moscow and got a lot of attention from the media and investors. After that event, we received lots of useful pieces of advice and attended meetings with investors.
And we won the 3d place in Silicon Valley, and right after the pitch Marvin Liao
(Partner 500 Startups) offered us to join 500 Startups accelerator. Being acquainted with Marwin helped us one more time in Moscow in some time.
We would be glad to pitch at Startup Battles again!