4:45 - 5:00 pm: Welcome Pizza
5:00 - 6:00 pm: Startups Pitches
Each founder will have 6 minutes: 3 minutes for a pitch, and 3 minutes for questions, comments, and suggestions from Judges.
6:00 - 6:15 pm: Coffee brake + Networking
6:15 – 7:30 pm: Startups Pitches
Based on the results of the Judges’ online voting, one startup will be chosen as the winner of the USA Roadshow.
After the business format event participants will be invited to a Party. It is a good opportunity to spend time with the right people of venture and crypto community in an informal setting with pleasure and profit.
The winner of the 135 Startup Battle, Boston - Sleepbox!!
On April 23, the 135 Startup Battle took place in Boston. Six pre-selected startups presented their diamond ideas. But only one managed to conquer strict judges.
Thank you very much to all our guests who came to our event!
Special thanks to all the experts from our jury who helped us select the best of the best solutions presented:
Adrian Mendoza - Fintech and AI Investor Mendoza Ventures;
Liam Pisano - Managing Partner at EduLab Capital Partners;
Jeff Piltch - Senior Associate at RealCo;
Arthur Ghazaryan - CEO 8HOOD Inc.;
Oleg Mikhalsky - Angel investor in B2B SAAS startups;
Yuri Cataldo - Innovation Engagement Manager, Autodesk;
Casey Simmons - Principal at Next47;
Danny Yangsoo Leem – Business Analyst & Product Designer at RxAdvance;
Erica Van - investor at Charles River Ventures;
Jason Kraus - partner in the EQx Fund;
Marcelo Carrullo de Oliveira – Executive Director & Venture Investment at Drummond;
Dmitry Kravtsov - Principal, Phystech Ventures;
Adam Sharkawy - Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Material Impact;
Matthew K. Fox - Product | Project & Ops Leader | BizDev | Mentor | Career Coach | Angel Investor;
Dale Geldart - Business Development Consultant & Angel Investor;
Shweta Agrawal - Events Director at PMI, Program Manager at Brightcove, Boston Chapter Lead.
The voting results are as follows:
The leader in terms of votes received was the project - Sleepbox with an average score of 4,55
Sleepbox - micro-hotel equipped with smart-technology to deliver a seamless on-demand experience.
Second place: TechScreen – 3,36
TechScreen - SaaS firm focused on solving the huge problem of Time-to-Hire for companies recruiting software professionals.
Third place: Health Corum – 3,30
Health Corum - Saving money for health care payers by identifying the most efficient providers to include in their network.
All other presented innovative solutions also received due attention of experts:
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 - 2,91
Pencil one - redesigns the commerce imagery operations and platform to lower the cost, and get your images easier – 2,70
Phantasmic - Mobile App for a demonstration of the virtual objects in the real world with the use of AR technology – 2,27
And of course, we would like to thank GSVLabs. Coworking has become our partner in the conduct of the 135 Startup Battle, Boston and has kindly provided space for the best world startups to perform.
More details about all innovations can be found on the page of our event: https://www.facebook.com/events/381986332376741/permalink/427101541198553/
Startup.Network thanks everyone who took part in our event! We are always open to cooperation and partnership!
We will be glad to see all of you at our next events!!!
I am so happy that I have participated in Dubai Unicorn Battle. Winning the 1st place of this prestigious award is one of many excitements. As an entrepreneur I am actively raising funds and super busy scaling my startup, therefore I was looking for battles with cash prizes! but after I attended the Unicorn Battle, the benefits were more rewarding than immediate cash. All the 18 judges were active investors or consultants who help raising investment, their feedbacks and advices were impressive and helpful to scale to the next level. The organization by Lena and Kateryna was great, the networking and coffee breaks allowed me to make new connections, and we got approached by two interested investors right after the award ceremony.
Will definitely participate again in the future.
Ok, yes I'm excited that we won the Startup Battle this week. But mostly I want to let my other entrepreneur friends out there know that this event is really great. The Judges were all very impressive active investors - and all super engaged with Q&A and feedback - the programming beforehand was excellent, and all the companies that pitched were outstanding. If you have an opportunity to participate in one of these events, do it!
The main thing I would like to share is the event went beyond our expectations.
The venue was really full of interested people and even overcrowded, and that created the right emotional state for the pitching startups and for the audience. We met a few potential investors and made very valuable connections during networking.
After 1 month we are still in connection with the attendees of that Startup Battle. We are working on the Third Opinion Care development together.
We will definitely consider participating in the next events organized by the same team.
Thank you Startup Network for giving Fanalyze the opportunity to pitch at your event! I met some awesome founders and was able to network with several investors. I enjoyed pitching and learning about the other startups in different industries.
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!