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6/4 Pitch Your Hardware Tech Startup to Investor Panel of VCs and Angels (On Zoom)

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

Are you a Hardware 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 Hardware tech.

This event will have a special focus on Hardware tech startups, with 3-5 slots reserved for Hardware 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 May 27 (Wednesday 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?
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2:00pm PDT - 2:05pm PDT: Opening Remarks
2:05pm PDT - 3:05pm PDT: Pitch Your Startup to VCs & Angels


  • Joseph Wei - Managing Director, Technology Ventures Group; Venture Partner, SkyChee Ventures; Hardware Mentor, Asia-Pacific Innovation Academy; Mentor, European Innovation Academy

    Joseph Wei is a Managing Director of Technology Ventures Group (TVG), an advisory firm for startup and corporate innovations, previously, he was a founding partner of Lab360 Startup Incubator in Silicon Valley. Joseph led enterprise business and corporate development at Inventec, NEC, Silicon Graphics Inc., and DEC (both were acquired by HP). He mentors startups at Plug and Play, Alchemist Accelerator, and Women Startup Lab. Joseph received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Tufts University and completed professional courses at Stanford University. He is a board member of the IEEE Consumer Electronics Society and Chairman-Emeritus for the Silicon Valley Section.

  • Aymerik Renard - General Partner, Hardware Club; Mentor, HAX; Mentor, Startupbootcamp; Mentor, Lemnos Labs Inc; Mentor, Impact USA; Mentor, R/GA Accelerator

    Based in Silicon Valley, Aymerik is General Partner at Hardware Club VC, an international early stage hardware-focused venture capital fund. Aymerik has over 25 years of business development and investing experience spanning hardware, software, and services, across four continents.

    Aymerik has had portfolio companies successfully list on the Nasdaq and NYSE, and others acquired by Microsoft, IBM, Cisco, SAP, Yahoo, Sun Microsystems, Oracle, Cox Automotive, Ericsson, Assa Abloy, and Cable & Wireless.

    Prior role include leadership roles at Western Digital Capital, SanDisk Ventures, and PCH International (where he co-founded hardware startup accelerator Highway1 between San Francisco and Shenzhen). Earlier, Aymerik headed Orange’s venture activities in the US.

    Aymerik is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University in Information & Decision Systems as well as Policy & Management, and started his computing industry career while a student, as Campus Representative for Apple Computer.

  • Helene Thibieroz, PhD - Green Technology Growth and Impact Mentor, HAX; Business Strategist and Biomimicry Advisor, Biomimicry Institute; Founder, CEO, We Grow Green Tech

    Helene Thibieroz is a technologist and business entrepreneur who thrives on solving complex puzzles unifying technology, business and environment. With a PhD in Electrical Engineering, her 20+ year work experience combines advanced research for deep sub-micron processes, engineering for leading high-tech companies, and marketing, sales and business development for large technology corporations.

    Because she loves technology and strongly believe it can be successfully applied to create practical solutions to our environmental problems, she created the management consulting firm We Grow Green Tech. She is currently focusing on accelerating growth of green technology early-stage companies, a mentor/advisor at several world leading accelerators and universities and working with Samsung XTC to globally scale green technology innovation aligned with United Nations sustainable goals.

  • Rohan Luvaglio - Angel Investor; Founder, CEO, BIZZBY

    The career path of Rohan Sinclair Luvaglio could have taken a different turn, when a less-than-enthusiastic teacher confiscated the stock of fresh, pink erasers he peddled to fellow students. With a somewhat difficult start in life, Rohan saw a need to take control of his own destiny. He started out by purchasing items from classified newspapers, scanned the wanted column for lazy or time-crunched buyers, and re-sold the merchandise at a profit.

    In the late 90's, having bought and sold countless computers, in a quest to increase margins, Rohan opted to build his own – evolving from one industrious young man to a troop of people building computers from his bedroom, the company was profitable in the first year.

    Instinctually, Rohan is one step ahead of the pack. With growing demand for computer modems, he sensed the looming internet explosion and quickly moved to co-found one of the UK’s largest, full-service internet companies which ultimately went public. This visionary-in-the-making had made his first million by 18 years of age!

    Following a host of successful, internet-based endeavours, Rohan tapped into his creative side - developing some of the world’s most exclusive products. Combining a discerning attention to detail, a passion for perfection and a love for technology and design, he embarked on the creation of LUVAGLIO ® - his own unique luxury brand.

    Fortunately, Rohan has made a few mistakes along the way. Mistakes teach lessons, and they left this business magnate with an understanding that success requires a combination of hard work, good timing, self-induced luck, creativity and the ability to wisely delegate to loyal, passionate team members.

    A world-traveler with a diverse cultural background, Rohan is a self-made “renaissance man” with varied interests and a passion for innovation and invention.

    There is a clear uniqueness to each of Rohan’s ventures. Each, causing a stir…as is often the way with pioneers.


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

Notice of Photo/Video Consent: Video footage (including 360 Video) and/or photos may be taken during this event, which may or may not include your recognizable image. Please be advised, by participating in this event, you agree to allow AR + CV and its partners to use the images in print, digital or web-based formats for promotional and archival purposes.





Type: Event

Vendor: Epic Events