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Official Judges

Oleksandr Soroka
Managing Partner at Network VC
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Kelly Luo
Founder and Investor at Mans International
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Peter Boras
Managing Director at The Change Innovation Services Ltd
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Kay Gruenwoldt
Investor at Riyadh Angel Syndicate
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Gaurav Shah
Managing Partner at Arete Ventures
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United Arab Emirates
Walied Albasheer
Founding Partner at Intuitio Ventures
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Albena Todorova
Venture Partner with Rabo Ventures and a Rockstart AgriFood Mentor
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Selcuk Ergin
Managing Partner at Boza Ventures
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Gabriel Zanko
General Partner at Urano Capital
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Expert Board

Jordan M Wahbeh
Managing Partner @ SV Venture Group
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Gary Fowler
CEO, President, Co-Founder at GSD Venture Studios
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Jules Walker
Managing Director KPMG’s Emerging Technology Practice
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Gajo Vanka
Group Chief Financial Officer at Fashion Union Limited
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Sudhir Kadam
Venture Partner at FYDA Growth Partners
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Peter Hlavnicka
Venture Partner at R3i Ventures Singapore, Founder/CEO Phi Ventures Pte Ltd
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Keiichi Matsumoto
Investor at Kuroneko Innovation Fund
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Alvin Kersting
CEO at Portfolio Operating Partners
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Paul Aver
Managing Partner of Frontier Path Venture Capital
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Mikk Orglaan
Founding Partner at Fstage.VC
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Jarmo Haapalainen
Venture Partner Scandinavia at Smartup Capital
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Hoay Beng Ooi
Managing Director at Falconcrest Limited
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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

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Jim Thomas
Founder & CEO JPT Ventures
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Leenesh Singh
Managing Partner at Doozie Venture Fund and Cofounder of 10000StartupsIndia
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Tobias Bauer
Principal at Blockchain Founders Fund (ScaleX Ventures)
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Ana Maury Aguilar
VC Investor at AC Ventures
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Nektar Baziotis
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Steven Yung
Managing Partner at Glocal LLC
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Subrata Patra
Managing Partner at IdeaCapital Ventures
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Jonathan Chang
Founder, CEO Sartorian Ventures.
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Jay Patel
CEO and founder of EDGE196
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Marcelo Carrullo
Managing Partner at Drummond Ventures
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Paul Claxton
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Arvydas Strumskis
Managing Partner, Business Angel Fund II
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Miguel Martin
HC Spain & SG Global Startups Committee at WBAF
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Usama Wahab Khan
Managing Partner at Evolution 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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Yurii Sereshchenko
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Helmuts Lejnieks
Board Member at European Business Angels Network
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Dmytro Kuzmenko
Acting CEO of UVCA
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Nicola Bettio
Executive Director - Applied Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Higher Colleges of Technology
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Benjamin Radomski
Partner at Spin Ventures
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Alison Arnoff
Executive Director for Startup Accelerator at CoFoundersLab
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Victoria Mehran
Venture Partner at Expert Dojo
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Denis Gutenko
Partner of Network VC
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Aldo Schenone
Founder and CEO of Palgo Peru, Founder of Globalsat Peru and ST2
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Startups pitching live

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Robots + Hardware Unicorn Battle,
January 12, 2023

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

We welcome any startup from Seed and up that has a potential to become a Unicorn.  

Startups have 3 options to be shortlisted for LIVE pitch at Unicorn Battle: 

1 - win Unicorn Pitches - preliminary event where semifinals participants are selected

2 - pass our analytics team approval based on our investors’ criteria, apply >

3 - become one of the semifinalists right away - secure one of two places for LIVE guest-pitch by sponsoring your own pitch

Join Robots + Hardware Unicorn Battle Semifinals to win a free pass to the Unicorn CUP Grand Finale main stage! Only the best startups get a chance to meet personally TOP - VCs and fundraise. 

As our statistics show: $371 mln was received in funding by our WINNERS.

If you are raising your next round - you can’t afford to miss our Unicorn Event’s Industry-focused season - apply now! 

To register - please fill in the application. Guideline to register -


  • Location: Virtual - Online in Zoom.

  • Date: January 12, 2023

  • Time: 9:00 - 11:00 GMT-8 (San Francisco time)

  • Usually only 10 startups are shortlisted

  • Cost: Free — for the winners of Unicorn.Pitches, and startups who passed the analysts' review and met the investment criteria. Bypass the selection process - Secure your pitch by sponsoring the ticket >>>>>

  • Industry focus: Robotics, Drones, Autonomus Systems, Computer Aided Manufacturing

  • Geography - worldwide

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1 Session
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1 Session
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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