5:00 pm - 5:30 pm: Registration.
5:30 pm - 5:45 pm: Introduction by Organizers.
5:45 pm - 6:30 pm: Panel Discussion on the topic: 2020 VC Trends.
During this section, the true sharks of the investment industry will share their own experiences.
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm: Startups Competition.
Each founder will have 4 minutes for a pitch, and another 5-10 minutes for questions, comments, and suggestions by Judges.
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm: Networking.
It is a good opportunity to spend time with the right people of the venture community in an informal setting with pleasure and profit.
ROYBI is the winner of the 185th Unicorn Battle, Santa Clara.
ROYBI AI-powered Educational Robot for Kids In Language Learning.
ROYBI Named by TIME Magazine as one of The Best Inventions of 2019, Roybi Robot provides children 3+ with a personalized education based on their individual learning pace and interests, setting the foundation for a successful future. With over 500 lessons, including language learning, basic STEM, stories, games, and songs, Roybi Robot uses the power of AI to create a fun and interactive learning experience for children.
We are grateful to the experienced and influenced VCs and Angel Investors, which joined the Judges’ Panel at the Unicorn Battle!
You can find the list at the section Judges on the event page: https://battle.startup.network/events/407916/#judges
Special gratitude goes to our Venue Partner - Z-Park Innovation Center.
Z-park is a professional platform dedicated to providing global acceleration services to local innovation and entrepreneurial communities while providing clients with integrated solutions for cross-border development.
We greatly appreciate our Platinum sponsor Network.VC and our new Golden sponsor ICU - ICU Ventures invests in technology companies with strong ties to Europe, focused on helping ambitious founders build global businesses, ICU Ventures makes late seed and series A investments across the tech spectrum.
ICU Ventures is part of the ICU Group, an independent asset management firm founded in 2006 and is one of the largest and most diversified asset managers in the CEE region.
The Unicorn Battle started with Panel Discussion.
This time, our fantastic Speakers revealed the topic: “2020 VC Trends”.
Alexandra Johnson, Co-Founder and Managing Director at HEED Capital, Founder and Managing Director at Global Technology Capital and President of Global Technology Symposium, was the Moderator of this amazing Discussion
Dr. Ella Li, Partner of ZGC Innovation fund, and also service as the VP of ZGC Capital Corporation in Silicon Valley leading ZGC’s team in investment and incubator operation;
Marisa Alma McGinnis, LP in Blumberg Capital Fund III and a Managing Director at Golden Seeds;
Brett Noyes - Founder and Managing Director of Unbank.Ventures.
All Speakers are announced at the section Speakers on the event page:
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 to the Judges' voting at the section Startups on the event page https://battle.startup.network/events/407916/#startups.
Startup.Network is grateful to Investors, Experts, Entrepreneurs and Guests who attended the 185th Unicorn Battle in Santa Clara.
Special thanks to Media Partners:
CoinDataFlow (Aleksandr Sharylau);
Unbank Ventures (Brett Noyes);
SvetRating (Svet Sedov).
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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!