Introduction from organizers: 4.00 pm CET
Pitch Competition: 4.15 - 6.00 pm CET
Networking: 6.00 - 6.20 pm CET
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’ voting, one startup will be chosen as the winner.
Startup.Network team is grateful to all the participants, juries, partners, and guests of our Coronavirus Battle in Europe that was held online on April 22, 2020.
Special thanks to our Jury Expert Board:
Alexander Soroka, CEO & Founder |Startup.Network
Saul Orbach, Venture Partner | Starta Capital
Mathias Falcenberg, Lead New Business Validation | Merck
Anton Fedorov, Investor | Flashpoint
Pilar Troncoso, Co-Founder & Vicepresident | OARO
Jorge Legaz, B2B Startup Scouting | Telefonica Business Solutions
Gonzalo Tradacete Gallart, Co-founder & Managing Partner |Faraday Venture Partners
Petri Saarinen, Managing Director | MSG Securities Inc.
Ofir Hazut, VP Business Development |Trendlines Incubators Israel
Julius Krätschmer, Managing Director & Fundraising and Finance Advisor for Startups and Investors | Venture Detect
Julius Krätschmer, Managing Director | Venture Detect
Aurore Belfrage, Investor | Unconventional Ventures, Vice chairman - Economy & Governance Committee Tankesmedjan Global Utmaning
Jose A. Martinez, Associated Partner | Hasten Ventures
Daniel Dippold, President (Europe) | Kairos Society
Kirill Babich, Venture Builder | Swiss Startup Factory
Evgeny Bazhan, Head of Global Project Operations and Startup Relations I xD Capital
Cedric Mutz, Emerald Technology Ventures | Investment Director
Lukas Gnilka, Venture Capital Analyst | EquityPitcher
Cyrill von Senger, Von Senger Capital | Investment and Innovation
Elina Aleinikova, Ventures Analyst focused on Travel and Hospitality |Plug and Play,
Aristos Peters, Global Expert Member | Consilience Ventures
Pavel Bogdanov, General Partner | Almaz Capital.
Roman Nikitov, Head of ICU Ventures
Andreas Lukic, Managing Partner | ValueNet Capital Partners
Marc Wesselink, General Partner | Venturerock
Daniel Andres, Co-Founder and Partner | Spicehaus Partners AG
Adrian Vycital, Managing Partner | IPM Group
Dr. Marc Mogalle, Managing Director |Business Buddies
Holger G. Weiss, Venture Partner |Target Partners
Mali M. Baum, CEO & Founding Partner |WLOUNGE and MAGDA GROUP
Ashot Arzumanyan, Co-founder and Partner with SmartGateVC
David F. Hendren, Managing Director | AUGMENTUM ADVISORS LLC
Milos Arambasic, Chapter Director |Startup Grind.
Miguel Martin, High Commissioner Spain + Vice-President of Global Startups Committee World Business Angels Investment Forum
Anna Dubrovsky-Gaupp, Investment Associate |IBI Tech Fund
Karolin Kruiskamp, Co-Founder | VentureRock
Aleksandra Gruszkiewicz, Partnerships Manager |Toro Ventures
Heinrich Zetlmayer, Founder&CEO and Managing Partner | Blockchain Valley Ventures
Guenter Kraft, Managing Partner and Founder | Xariva Ventures
Lee Greene, Managing Director | HealthInc
Massimo Aliberti, Expert Evaluator | EIC Accelerator (SME Instrument)
Mayuresh Raut, Managing Partner |SEA Fund
Bas Godska, General Partner Acrobator Ventures,
Ivo Ronner, Ronner Ventures | Founder
Stefan Hascoet, Partner |Deep Knowledge Ventures
Karol Szubstarski, Investment Director | OTB Ventures,
Verónica Trapa Díaz-Obregón, Managing Director | Swanlaab Venture Factory
William Herrmann, Founder and Managing Partner | Wilshire Phoenix.
Achim Jedelsky, President of FIBREE Achim is co-founder and president | FIBREE,
The event was started with a presentation of Startup.Network social initiative:
The Coronavirus Battles - a series of online events that will help startups on all continents that are fighting this global threat or searching for a way to produce much more quickly needed equipment to save people’s lives all over the world and help businesses to survive through this tough restriction period.
VC industry all over the world comes together for a great cause!
The second part of the Battle was devoted to the Pitch Session.
We had а winner of Coronavirus Battle!
The first place winner is:
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!