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Official Judges

Alexander Soroka
Managing Partner at Network VC
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Jim Thomas
Founder & CEO JPT Ventures
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Angelo Burgarello
Director Of Business Development/Managing Partner
at AI Startup Incubator
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Kelly Luo
Founder and Investor at Mans International
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Gabriel Zanko
General Partner at Urano Capital
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Yurii Sereshchenko
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United Arab Emirates
Walied Albasheer
Founding Partner at Intuitio Ventures
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Selcuk Ergin
Managing Partner at Boza Ventures
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Gaurav Shah
Managing Partner at Arete Ventures
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Aldo B Schenone
Founder and CEO of Palgo Peru
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Luka-Johanna Baumhauer
Luka Baumhauer is working in the Business Development Team of Mastercard for Fintechs and Neobanks, having a background in Corporate and Investment Banking. Luka is driven by dynamic challenges, solving problems and realizing growth opportunities for her
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Expert Board

Federico Giannetti, Ph.D.
Principal at Inveo Capital
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Paul Aver
Managing Partner of Frontier Path Venture Capital
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Eugene Ong
Senior VP of Strategy @ TAIGER | Venture Investor @ VU Venture Partners | Founder/MD @ Blue Lake Capital
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Michal Lasocki
Venture Partner at EEC Ventures
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Vivin Hegde
General Partner at Zacua Ventures
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Utpal Doshi
Partner at CVC, 100X.VC
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Paul Claxton
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Ana Maury Aguilar
VC Investor at AC Ventures
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Peter Hlavnicka
Venture Partner at R3i Ventures Singapore, Founder/CEO Phi Ventures Pte Ltd
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Miguel Martin
High Commissioner Spain + Vice-President of Global Startups Committee
World Business Angels Investment Forum
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Ruchi Dana
Venture Partner of FundRx, Board Member of DANA Group

Forbes Power Businesswoman 2020| Forbes NexGen 2017,2018,2019| Stanford MBA| Doctor| Board Member| Entrepreneur| Speaker

Dr Ruchi Dana is a multi-award winning doctor, thought-leader, innovato
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Gary Fowler
CEO, President, Co-Founder at GSD Venture Studios
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Jordan Wahbeh
Managing Partner of SV Venture Group
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Victor Dornescu Dornescu
Innovation Officer at RINF Tech | Investor
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Subrata Patra
Managing Partner at IdeaCapital Ventures
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Narayana Swaroop
Venture Partner at ah! Ventures
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Marcelo Carrullo
Managing Partner at Drummond Ventures
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Gajo Vanka
Group Chief Financial Officer at Fashion Union Limited
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Steven Yung
Managing Partner at Glocal LLC
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Daniel Sarquis
Managing Partner and Co-Founder at Mergus Ventures
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Pavel Bogdanov
General Partner at Almaz Capital
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Jules Walker
Managing Director KPMG’s Emerging Technology Practice
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Victoria Mehran
Venture Partner at Expert Dojo
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Arkady Kulik
Founder of RPV.GLOBAL
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Michael Conniff
Chairman and CEO at Murray Lane Ventures
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Thore Vogel
Founded of Leanox Venture Capital GmbH a VC firm that focuses on Impact Investing in the early-stage Venture Capital industry
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Guenter Kraft
Managing Partner and Founder of Xariva Ventures
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Startups pitching live

Media Partners

Global partners

Robots & Hardware Unicorn Battle,
September 22, 2022

Welcome to the online Robots & Hardware Unicorn Battle – part of the World Largest Startup Pitch Contest where famous international VCs and Business Angels meet extraordinary startups from all over the world! 

Up to 10 startups from all over the world will be selected to pitch LIVE! 

If you have an innovative Robots & Hardware - startup, join our new INDUSTRY-CENTRIC FALL season! Raise your next round in 2022!

* We accept startups at any stage, but having traction and paying customers will be a plus. Anyway, AI Robots & Hardware IS A MUST.

Possible areas: Robotics, Drones, Autonomous Systems, Computer Aided Manufacturing 

Famous VCs and Angel-Investors will join us to find the best deals for their portfolios, and so can you!

As our statistics show: $350+ mln was received in funding by our WINNERS.

This event is powered by Startup.Network.

Our partner: Silicon Valley in Your Pocket gives Unicorn Events’ applicants an access to their self-paced accelerator program to upgrade your pitch to attract more investors. Check it out now!

Whether you are an Investor looking for future Unicorns in Robots & Hardware, a Corporation looking for a solution or a Startup with an outstanding MVP seeking funds for the next round – JOIN AI UNICORN BATTLE!

The event is widely broadcasted throughout the whole world via social media channels and our partner’s network.

Our VC and Angels' community of 1000+ famous people are eagerly waiting for you pitching LIVE!

All accredited investors are welcome to join the special Network VC Syndicate Fund Series Ukraine that was created specially for investing in Ukrainian startups and is a main sponsor of Unicorn Events.

For special donations, partnering and sponsoring, please contact our CEO, Anna Fedorova at

Pitching at the Unicorn Battles is absolutely FREE!

To apply – click ATTEND button at the top of the page, select the STARTUP role and fill in all the required fields. After that, our team will contact you and provide feedback.

* Guideline fo registering –

Please notice, only 10 startups will be selected for pitching live!

To join us as a guest, please, register at the Eventbrite page.

See you at the Robots & Hardware Unicorn Battle!

For inquiries, please, contact

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1 Session
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1 Session
San Francisco time zone
08:50 - 09:00 am : Check-in

09:00 - 09:15 am : Introduction by Organizers

09:15 - 09:30 am : Jury Performance

09:30 – 10:30 am : Startup Pitch Session

Each founder will have 3 minutes for a pitch, and another 3 minutes for questions, comments, and suggestions by Judges.

10:30 - 11:00 am : Winners announcement and networking

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