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Official Judges

Alexander Soroka
Managing Partner at Network VC
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Albena Todorova
Venture Partner with Rabo Ventures and a Rockstart AgriFood Mentor
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Yurii Sereshchenko
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Andris K. Berzins
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Michal Zalesak
Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Lighthouse Ventures
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Tomas Bel
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Mikheil Didebulidze
Parter in VC firm VNTR Capital concentrated on late stage startups
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Michal Lasocki
Venture Partner at EEC Ventures
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Expert Board

Jim Thomas
Partner at Kirenaga Partners
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Pavel Ezekiev
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Kate Shcheglova-Goldfinch
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Jordan Wahbeh
Managing Partner of SV Venture Group
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John Kojiro Moriwaka
Venture Partner of Mendoza Ventures,
Venture Partner of BE Health Ventures,
Advisor of CVVC,
Advisor of Arka Venture Labs,
Director of Startup Grind Tokyo/ Nagoya/Fukuoka
Official columnist of Forbes JAPAN
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Nelli Orlova
CEO InnMind
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Victoria Mehran
Venture Partner at Expert Dojo
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Gary Fowler
CEO, President, Co-Founder at GSD Venture Studios
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Angelo Burgarello
Director Of Business Development/Managing Partner
at AI Startup Incubator
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Marc Mogalle
Managing Director at Business Buddies
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Irakli Zhvania
Managing Partner at Kudos Georgia
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Ana Maury Aguilar
VC Investor at AC Ventures
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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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Roman Nikitov
Head of ICU Ventures
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Hannah Boomgaarden
Program Director at Plug and Play/Startup Autobahn
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Kateryna Hodgson
CEO@Co-owner of UK ProhealthHUB
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Oscar Ramos
Partner and Managing Director at Chinaccelerator
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Milen Ivanov
Managing Partner at Sofia Angels Ventures
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Pavel Bogdanov
General Partner at Almaz Capital
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Jarmo Haapalainen
Venture Partner Scandinavia at Smartup Capital
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Stuart Browne
CEO of Pycap Venture Partners.
Stuart Browne is the CEO of Pycap Venture Partners, a corporate finance and venture capital firm, and an Investment Committee Member of OCE, a $350M Ontario Government backed venture fund. Stuart is also an Instructor for Y
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Mr Gajo Vanka
Group Chief Financial Officer at Fashion Union Limited
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Alvin Kersting
Partner at Portfolio Operating Partners
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Gabriel Zanko
General Partner at Urano Capital
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Guenter Kraft
Managing Partner and Founder of Xariva Ventures
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Startups pitching live

Global partners

Unicorn Battles,
April 21, 2022

The war in Ukraine is heartbreaking for all of us. Lots of people we know are suffering and we can’t stay aside. We are figuring out a way to help people impacted by these dreadful events.

Most of our team are Ukrainians and we, as a company, are trying to help any way we can.

Please, help our team by clicking the DONATE button in the tickets section at


Welcome to the online Unicorn Battle Central & Eastern Europe – 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 Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Czhech Republic, Croata, Serbia, Albania, Slovenia, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvija, Georgia, Armenia from different industries will be selected to pitch! 

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

As our statistics show: $345+ mln was received in funding by our WINNERS.

This event is powered by Startup.Network.

Whether you are an Investor looking for future Unicorns in Central & Eastern Europe, a Corporation looking for a solution or a Startup with an outstanding MVP seeking funds for the next round – JOIN UNICORN BATTLE IN CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPE!

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 Unicorn Battle Central & Eastern Europe!

For inquiries, please, contact

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1 Session
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1 Session

14:50 - 15:00 : Registration 

15:00 - 15:10 : Introduction by Organizers 

15:10 - 15:30 : Jury Performance 

Judges will have 1 minute each to introduce themselves. 

15:30 – 16:30 : Startup Pitch Session 

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

16:30 - 17:00 : Winners announcement and networking


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