Startups

Meet Multi-Million Dollar Investors

Startups: Pitch your startup to meet accredited investors with millions in funding from $100K to $20M. You register yourself on our website to pitch, that's all you have to do.


Investors: Hear from the hottest and most promising early and advanced global startups from North America and Europe with revenue streams, customers, traction and partners.

Don't miss out on the next opportunity!

Connecting Silicon Valley investors to global startups for high level networking and deal-making to build successful ventures

Exhibit in Demo Showcase

Startups or vendors can exhibit in the Demo Showcase area to meet investors, partners and customers for dealmaking and maximize exposure.


The Demo Showcase is open for two 30 minute periods before and after the pitching sessions and two one hour perods during lunch and Awards reception for networking 1 on 1 meetings. We also have a meeting area which you can use throughout the day.

STARTUPS PITCH 50+ ACCREDITED INVESTORS FROM SILICON VALEY AND OTHER REGIONS

  • Accredited Angels
  • VCs
  • Family offices
  • Corporate
  • Strategic
  • Accelerators
  • Incubators
  • Government agencies
  • Hedge Funds

Startups Pitch From Stage

There is no selection process to pitch, startups simply self register on our site. Pitches are open to seed stage, early and advanced growth startups seeking to scale. We offer "Perfect Pitch" Training sessions online in advance to presenting startups.


You can register to pitch for 4 or 6 minutes followed by a rapid-fire question and answer session from the investor judge panel. You also exhibit in Demo Showcase. Many startups have received millions in funding from past events over the 12 years.


We also select top startups for our special awards announced at the closing party.

Pitch and demo opportunities for startups

Sponsorship opportunities for service providers, corporate partners and regions/states

• Pitch Silicon Valley investors and potential corporate partners by registering for your pitch spot on stage


Discover how to raise funding for your startup


Exhibit at the Demo Showcase area during networking breaks to meet investors and potential corporate partners for 1 on 1 meetings


Network over lunch with partners, investors and key industry players


Understand tech trends and emerging technologies across all industries


• Pitching tickets include investor lunch with investors at your table, Awards reception, demo tables, pitch from stage to investor judges for 4 to 8 minutes followed by investor/judge questions.


Awards (in kind and in cash) for the top 5 winners.


And we offer a few passes to attend CES 2023 in person or on-demand for the speakers, judges, sponsors, and startups subject to our discretion.

INVESTORS SEEK EARLY OR ADVANCED STAGE STARTUPS IN THESE MARKETS:

CONSUMER

  • Advertising
  • Connected cars
  • Consumer electronics
  • Consumer apps
  • Digital media
  • Ed Tech
  • eCommerce
  • Entertainment
  • Fashion
  • Games, AR, VR
  • Hardware
  • Internet of Things
  • Lifestyle
  • Media/Publishing
  • Metaverse
  • Mobile
  • Music /Audio
  • Streaming/TV
  • Wearables

ENTERPRISE

  • Al
  • Robotics
  • Automotive
  • Big Data
  • Clean tech
  • Cybersecurity
  • Deep tech
  • Drones
  • eCommerce
  • Energy and water
  • Frontier Tech/Space
  • Homeland Security
  • Internet of Things
  • Sensors
  • Metaverse
  • Mobile and telecom
  • Retail
  • Security
  • Semiconductors
  • Smart City
  • Transportation
  • Workplace


BIOTECH/

HEALTHTECH

  • AgTech
  • Cannabis
  • Digital Health Solutions
  • Diagnostics
  • Fitness
  • Food products
  • Food tech
  • Healthcare
  • Health and wellness
  • Medical devices
  • Sports tech

FINTECH/WEB3

  • Accounting
  • Analytics
  • Banking
  • Bitcoin
  • Blockchain
  • Crypto
  • Def Fi
  • Digital currency
  • eCommerce
  • Finance
  • Hedge Funds
  • Insurance
  • NFT
  • Personal Finance
  • Payment and billing
  • Stocks and trading
  • Web 3

OUR INVESTORS

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Amir Banifetami

Partner

K5 Ventures

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Sandra Miller

CEO

Foundry 415

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Theresa Yu

Managing Director

Global Bridge Capital

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Howard Pakosh

TekStart

President

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Niraj Saran

Partner

Maya Ventures

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Connie Harrell

President

Keiretsu Forum

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Jason Rouse

Strategic Growth & Ventures (CVC)

Taiyo America

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Aaron Rose

GT Ventures

Principal

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Philippe Cases

CEO

Topio Networks

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Cindy Hostetler

Senior Manager

PA Comm. & Econ. Dev.

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Vinod Joseph

Senior Director

Samsung

Han Ko

CEO

USAKO Group

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Porter Wong

Angel Investor

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Shaquille Cruz

Venture Fellow

Venture Cooperative (Laconia Capital)

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Evelyn Lee

Managing Partner

Vine Ventures

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John Ricci

Managing Director

US Angels

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Christian Elebiary

Partner

Inspiration Ventures

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Todd Shoemack

CEO

VC Consulting

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Mac Kubota

Corporate Venturing Manager

Murata

William Buchanan

CEO

Will Buchanan Investment

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Mike Moore

CEO

MedWatch

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Nobu Morita

Director of Innovation

NEC X

David Imada

Executive

Edgewood Ventures

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Edgar Auslander

Senior Director

Meta

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Danil Kislinskiy

Investor

GGW Ventures

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Pascal Guillard

VP Global Salws

ST Micro

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Haka Kostepen

Executive Director - Product Strategy & Innovation

Panasonic

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Tess Robinson, Partner, Slay Ventures,

AND MORE

STARTUPS pitching

Startups register to pitch on our site.

The final selection of startups is announced in the detailed agenda.

AGENDA

All startups pitch for total of 6 to 12 minutes (4 to 8 minutes pitch and 2 minutes q/a) to panel of startup ecosystem stakeholders partnering with ENRICH Hubs, investors (angels, acceleraors, VCs and CVCs) and audience.

8:00 - 9:00 am REGISTRATION

9:00 am - 12:30 pm SESSION 1

INVESTING TRENDS ACROSS TECH MARKETS

Keynotes, Introductions and short presentations by organizers and partners, and introductions from investors, followed by pitches

12:30- 1:30 pm MATCHMAKING DEMO SHOWCASE NETWORKING LUNCH

All startups presenting (am or pm) meet with investors and corporate partners and audience in the Demo Showcase

1:30 - 4:30 pm SESSION 2

RAISING FUNDING & CAPITAL THROUGH ECOSYSTEMS INCLUDING ANGEL NETWORKS, GOV AND INSTITUTIONAL/CORP INVESTORS - SPECIAL FOCUS ON EIC AND SBDC AWARDESS

Keynote by EIC, Introductions and short presentations by organizers and partners, and introductions from investors, followed by pitches

4:30 - 6:30 pm MATCHMAKING, DEMO SHOWCASE, AWARDS AND NETWORKING RECEPTION

Investors Attend or Judge Sessions

We invite investors to speak on introduction panels and judge startups pitching for 90 minute sessions.

We select investors who apply as judges. They will introduce themselves in panels and then listen to pitches, and give their feedback to the entrepreneurs. They will also vote for the top 5 presentations.


Investors judging must be actively engaged in investing their own funds or making decisions for their firms, and not solely advisors.

  • Angels
  • Strategic investors
  • Family offices
  • Venture capitalist
  • Private equity
  • Investment bankers
  • Incubators or Accelerators
  • Micro-funds
  • Crypto investors

APPLY FOR COMP INVESTOR TICKET IF YOU AGREE TO REQUIREMENTS ABOVE i.e. Speak on a panel and judge a pitch session

Our partners

UNLV Sports Innovation is focused around years of academic research, product testing and development, and collaboration between faculty, industry executives, organizations, and entrepreneurs. Our expertise focuses on its “Pillars of Excellence,” including: Brain Health, Diversity & Inclusion in Sport, Esports, Military and First Responder Health & Performance, PGA Golf Management, Sport & Health, Sports Betting, Sport Business, Sports Media, Sports Performance, Sport Psychology, Sport Technology and Youth Sports.

The Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) helps businesses innovate and grow on an international scale. It is the world’s largest support network for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with international ambitions.

The Network is active worldwide. It brings together experts from member organisations that are renowned for their excellence in business support.

Member organisations include: chambers of commerce and industry, regional development organisations, universities and research institutes ,and innovation agencies.

The NGI Enrichers program supports European NGI researchers and innovators to spend 3-6 months in the US or to Canadato work and collaborate with US and Canadian hosts, to promote knowledge-sharing and establishing long-term collaborations on NGI technologies, services, and standards.


The program provides travel funding, living allowance, and visafor visiting fellows from Europe, and supports both fellows and their hosts, with bootcamps, mentors, visibility, community building and more!

The European Innovation Council (EIC) has been established under the EU Horizon Europe programme. It has a budget of €10.1 billion to support game changing innovations throughout the lifecycle from early stage research, to proof of concept, technology transfer, and the financing and scale up of start-ups and SMEs. A unique feature of the EIC is that it provides funding for individual companies (mainly startups and SMEs) through both grants and investments. The investments currently take the form of direct equity or quasi-equity investments and are managed by the EIC Fund.


The International Trade Fair program 3.0 aims at supporting selected EIC-funded companies in European and foreign markets, create and implement soft-landing activities for EIC beneficiaries in the United States of America.

The European American Enterprise Council (EAEC) is a private member-driven social enterprise and NETWORK (eight US and EU chapters).

EAEC is part of the European Commission's Enterprise Europe Network (EEN: 600+ organizations in Europe, and a worldwide presence), and aims at promoting Transatlantic cooperation, collaboration, trade and investment between European and North-American companies, institutions and economic regions while fostering Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

EAEC has also been an essential element of the European Commission's ENRICH in the USA initiative , started in April 2017, which established a Network of European Research and Innovation Centers throughout the United States that will act as a central contact point for European research and innovation actors..


Temple University Small Business Development Center has been serving Philadelphia-area small businesses for almost 40 years. On behalf of the university, they work to provide the community with no-cost business services and solutions. As part of the Pennsylvania Small Business Centers network, they join the state-wide mission to provide entrepreneurs and small business owners with the knowledge they need to make smart decisions and prosper.


The highly trained and experienced staff is here to provide start-up and small businesses with professional knowledge and assistance. Their mission is to help small businesses grow and succeed.


SDC at Temple University is an active participant of the IB2 for CES program.

The mission of the Small Business Development Center at the University of Pittsburgh is to grow the economy of Western Pennsylvania by providing entrepreneurs with the education, information and tools necessary to build successful businesses.


The SBDC is a member of the Pennsylvania SBDC and the Association of Small Business Development Centers (ASBDC) networks.


As a member of these networks, we are able to draw on a rich base to provide our clients with a comprehensive range of business services for every stage of development.


SDC at the University of Pittsburgh is an active participant of the IB2 for CES program.

Silicon Valley SBDC provides small businesses with the solutions they seek and supports local entrepreneurs and small businesses with the tools and insights to start, grow, and pivot their businesses.


Our advising program is designed to help businesses launch and grow ilocally and globally. NorCal SBDC assists in many industries, including early stage deep tech startups .


Our experts provide advising, practical tools, and access to capital and other funding sources to foster and support growth.


SDC at San Jose State University is an active participant of the IB2 for CES program.

An apolitical alliance of entrepreneurs, countries, regions, cities, investors, large groups and the media committed to creating direct corridors of acceleration and attractiveness of technological champions between territories.


Organize during major world events physical or digital convergence points between the members of the alliance and generate throughout the year 100% operational and 200% business projects for the territories and their companies

Angel Launch has been producing weekly and annual events in San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Los Angeles for fifteen years connecting thousands of early and advanced growth startups and private companies to angels, VCs and investors representing millions in funding.


Over 90,000 startups, investors and tech professionals have attended our events. We previously produced events under the brand iHollywood Forum in Los Angeles and during trade shows such as NAB, GDC, E3 EXPO, NATPE, and CTIA. The sessions address key topics facing entrepreneurs in business and tech ventures. Each program has a panel discussion and dinner for networking and small group discussion. We have produced over 200 successful events in this market, such as Silicon Valley Investing Summit, Silicon Valley Funding Forum, ICO Funding Summit in Palo Alto, ICO Fest in San Francisco,