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6/15 State of Internet of Things (IoT) Tech Investor Panel + Startup Pitches (On Zoom)

Epic Events


-PRICE GOES UP FRIDAY 6/12 11:59PM PDT/ 12:59AM MDT/ 1:59AM CDT/ 2:59AM EDT/ 7:59AM BDT

Are you an Internet of Things (IoT) tech startup looking to pitch your company in front of an audience and panel of expert VC and Angel judges? This is your chance. Meet, field questions, and get immediate feedback from investors. Our judges will come from a variety of industries with a special interest or tie to IoT.

This event will have a special focus on IoT tech startups, with 3-5 slots reserved for IoT startups. 

Who Should Apply? 
We have several (5-7) spots available for innovative tech startups. Apply today for a chance to present your venture on stage! Applications are open until June 7 ( SUNDAY 11:59PM PDT) - click here to apply!

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Not part of a startup? 
Get tickets and join us! Pitch Your Startup Event is a great networking and learning opportunity. 

Want to Judge?
Fill out our form today for a chance to preside as a judge in one of our monthly exclusive pitch events.

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Join Our Meetup Groups:

2:00pm PDT - 2:05pm PDT: Opening Remarks
2:05pm PDT - 2:20pm PDT: Panel
2:20pm PDT - 3:30pm PDT: Pitch Your Startup to VCs & Angels



  • Amit Pradhan - General Partner, JetVentures; President, Silicon Valley Blockchain Society; Chairman, Zero Lab, Inc

    Amit is a seasoned startup founder, investor and speaker, who spends his time creating, evangelizing and investing in the future of responsible AI and decentralization. A 20-year veteran of Silicon Valley, he specifically focuses on technology, startups and systems that have a positive impact on the humans they serve. Amit travels around the world speaking at events, to evangelize the need and the path to future society that is driven by responsible AI, around Privacy, decentralization of power/control, recognition of bias and the economic agency in a world that is losing jobs to AI-driven automation at a rate and scale that is faster than ever before.As the Executive Chairman at Zero AI & Rainfall, he and his team are pioneering the idea of privacy focused AI – thereby changing the way the world thinks about and monetizes the digital existence of humans around the world.

    Amit is the President of the Silicon Valley Blockchain Society (SVBS), a network of some of the largest Investors, Thinkers, Practitioners and Creators, with Chapters around the globe – with a core mission to ‘Fund the Revolution’ and bring with it a thoughtful and responsible approach to the impact, value and culture in the Decentralized Ecosystem and its convergence with AI and other exponential tech.

    The SVBS approach is built on the principle that a 10-year lens should be applied to any endeavor in this space, whether for Consensus and Governance, the underlying technology stack, models of financing or tokenization.

    Through JetVentures, a cross-stage international fund, Amit invests in startups that use the power of exponential technology, to become a positive part of the daily life of humans around the world.

    Amit serves on multiple Boards, including the Norwegian Refugee Council USA, Advisory Boards and acts as a mentor to startup founders around the world. He is also a Responsible Leader at the BMW Foundation. In his spare time, he’s often found playing, talking or writing about his love for football or on his bicycle riding the beautiful trails around San Francisco.

  • Sohum Daftary - Growth Equity Investor, Long Ridge Equity Partners

    Sohum is a Growth Equity Investor at Long Ridge Equity Partners, a $500M firm focused exclusively on financial technology and enterprise software. Sohum invests at the complex intersection of policy, data, and compliance across a number of high-growth sectors: financial services, industrials, alternative asset management, and performance marketing. Key Long Ridge investments include ProcessUnity, Browz, Avetta, LiquidNet, NinjaTrader, and 

    Prior to joining Long Ridge, Sohum worked in financial restructuring at Millstein & Co. (now Guggenheim), focusing on corporate and sovereign debt restructurings. Additionally, he worked at Arena Investors on the structured finance team and invested in esoteric private credit transactions such as film financing. Sohum is an alumnus of the Wharton School and the Engineering School of the University of Pennsylvania, as part of the Jerome Fisher Program for Management and Technology.

  • Paula Skokowski - Chief Marketing Officer, Incognia; Founding Member,; Co-Founder, Investment Manager, Go-to-Market Advisor Oxford Angel Fund

    Paula Skokowski is CMO at Incognia a location-based private identity company and also Co-Founder and Fund Manager for the Oxford Angel Fund. Paula graduated as one of the first women engineers from Oxford University, she also completed an MS in Robotics from U.C. Berkeley, and has worked at the forefront of technology bringing to market pioneering products in IoT, robotics, AI and cybersecurity, helping scale companies from startup through IPO. She has been an early employee and marketing leader at five VC-backed startups, two of which IPO-ed and the remaining three achieving more than $500M valuations, one recently acquired for $1B. Paula began her career programming robots at Adept Technology, then joined Echelon, where she pioneered one of the first IoT Interoperability standards. At General Magic Paula brought to market the first VoiceXML development platform and led the team that developed the OnStar voice interface. Paula was Chief Marketing Officer at Accellion, Interim VP Marketing at Shape Security, CMO at Yubico, and most recently is CMO at Incognia. Paula has deep functional leadership experience in global go-to-market strategy, brand development, product definition and development, marketing and sales development and enablement.




Venue: Zoom (Event Link Will Be Provided In Your Confirmation Email)
San Francisco, CA 94105

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Type: Event

Vendor: Epic Events