7:00 pm - 7:10 pm: Introduction by Organizers.
7:10 pm - 8:00 pm: Panel Discussion with the true sharks of the investment industry on the following topic: "Breaking Down A Term Sheet". Experts will go through term sheets, what they are, what provisions matter, and how to negotiate them.
8:00 pm – 8:15 pm: Coffee Break.
8:15 pm – 10:30 pm: Startups Competition. The second stage is devoted to presentations by entrepreneurs. Each founder will have 15 minutes: 5 minutes for a pitch, and another 10 minutes for questions, comments, and suggestions by Judges.
10:30 pm - 11:00 pm: Networking. It is a good opportunity to spend time with the right people of venture community in an informal setting of great startup meeting with pleasure and profit.
Nanno, the first on-demand childcare app is the Winner of the 151st Startup Battle!
Congratulations to wonderful female team! Especially we would like point out perfect Pitch of Liz Polizzi Oertle, CEO and Co-Founder of Nanno.
Girls are building startup which resolve important problem, it is connecting parents with great sitters on demand.
Core to the product is the industry-leading vetting process, enabling the team to address the $34B informal childcare / "babysitting" market with a tech-enabled product.
Startup.Network had united 10 promising startups with 20+ Investors and hundred guests at the event. Entrepreneurs have got valuable advices and useful contacts in the investment community.
Marta Parke, the founder of the startup MASS, which had got 2nd place in the competition commented their experience so: “Thanks for hosting the Startup Battle yesterday! We are really happy that we met some great investors who are passionate about our vision.”
Mass enables anyone with a computer to earn universal income and supplies businesses with the power of the world’s computers.
The youngest Entrepreneur who Pitched at the Startup Battle on July 25 was Savva Os. 14 years old Savva had an idea and that Idea had been supported by his father Ilya Osipov. They have created WOWCUBE, a must see next generation — Twisty Game Console. So nice that Startup Battle become one of the steps at the young entrepreneur way to his great success.
We are happy that the 151st Startup Battle in San Francisco on July 25 had been conducted successfully.
It would not be possible without our partners and friends.
Special gratitude goes to our Partner Orrick.
Orrick is a global tech-focused, full-service law firm passionate about entrepreneurship and guiding the success of early ventures.
We are grateful to the experienced and influenced VCs and Angel Investors, which joined the Judges’ Panel at the Startup Battle!
You can find the list at the section Judges on the event page: https://battle.startup.network/events/394898/#judges
The Startup Battle was started with Panel Discussion. Here is the video: https://www.facebook.com/JuliyaSmelaya/videos/10219550830032222/
Igor Shoifot, became the Moderator of the Panel Discussion. Igor is an investor, board member, adviser at 100+ startups with combined valuations of several billion dollars. Partner at TMT Investments, 2 unicorns, 14 profitable exits.All Speakers are announced at the section Speakers on the event page: https://battle.startup.network/events/394898/#speakers
1. What are the typical term sheet mistakes that founders make?
2. Take it or leave it is a negotiation approach, but most things in life are up for discussions. What specific areas of term sheet are negotiable, and what is your advice for founders: what to focus on, what to watch out for?
3. You always hear "well, these are the typical terms", "o, but these are standard" - how standard are participating preferred liquidation preference, Super pro rata rights, full-ratchet anti-dilution protection, etc?
The second part of the Battle was dedicated to the Pitch Competition.
Ten pre-selected Startups were presented to the wide audience of the venture community.
During the Pitch Competition, Judges marked each startup.
You can find the rating of all Startups according the Judges' voting at the section Startups on the event page https://battle.startup.network/events/394898/#startups
Startup.Network is grateful to Investors, Experts, Entrepreneurs and Guests who attended the 151st Startup Battle in San Francisco.
Feel free to invest in promising Startups with Startup.Network!
Join our upcoming events:
151 Startup Battle, San Francisco on July 25 https://battle.startup.network/events/394898/,
152 Startup Battle, Silicon Valley on July 31 https://battle.startup.network/events/394903/,
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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.
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!