Pitch Night & Investor Panel Discussion With Grishin Robotics & Band of Angels

Date: August 30, 2018

Pitch and learn from Silicon Valley VCs at our Pitch Night and Investor Panel Discussion with Ashish Aggarwal of Grishin Robotics ($100 million VC fund) and Ron Collett of Band of Angels.

Our investor panel is made up of Ashish Aggarwal of Grishin Robotics, who are actively investing in early stage startups out of their $100 million fund; and Ron Collett, VC at Band of Angels, Silicon Valley’s oldest seed funding organization with over 277 companies, 55 profitable M&A exits and 10 Nasdaq IPOs. The organization has founded companies such as Symantec, Logitech, and National Semiconductor and has senior executives at the likes of Sun Microsystems, Hewlett Packard, and Intuit.

EVENT DETAILS

The event will start with a round-table discussion where our investors will talk about the fundraising process and what it takes to successfully raise funding. Pre-selected startups will pitch to the investor panel for 5 minutes with their slide deck, followed by feedback and Q&A from the investor panel.

Whether you are attending as an audience member or have been selected to pitch, all attendees can learn from these investors, their quality feedback and unique insights. Connect with these investors afterward during general networking, and create a relationship with them and their firms.

If you are a startup founder or entrepreneur, this is an event you don’t want to miss!

Dinner and drinks are provided.  Free parking available.

Seating is limited, so reserve your ticket now.
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AGENDA

6:00pm – 7:00pm: Registration and networking
7:00pm – 8:00pm: Investor discussion & startups pitches
8:00pm – 9:00pm: Meet the investors and network

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HOW TO APPLY TO PITCH

Apply using the link below for an opportunity to pitch your company to the investor panel.  You must purchase a General Admission ticket to submit your pitch deck for consideration. All pitch deck submissions must be in a PDF format.  

www.FoundersFloor.com/pitch

Selected companies will have 5 minutes to pitch their company, including slide deck, to the investor panel.  Questions and feedback from the investor panel will follow for an additional 5 minutes.  There are a limited amount of pitch slots available, so submit your pitch deck now for consideration.

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+++ASK THE VC – NEW EVENT COMPONENT+++
We’re bringing technology and crowd-sourced info seeking together to make Q&A time more valuable for you all. Head to http://meet.ps/pitchnight to ask our VCs a question (any time before or during the event). Upvote and downvote the questions you see from other audience members. If your question is selected, you’ll have the opportunity to introduce yourself and your company to our investor panel before asking your question.

If you are a startup founder or entrepreneur, this is an event you don’t want to miss!

Seating is limited, so reserve your ticket now.

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Founders Floor is a co-working accelerator for tech startups in San Jose. We host regular, informative startup events in the Bay Area, bringing entrepreneurs and industry experts together to learn and network. Find out more about our accelerator program here or our other upcoming startup events here.

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Thursday, 8/30/2018

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6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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Founders Floor

2 North 1st St., 5th Floor

San Jose, CA 95113

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Investor Panel

Ashish Aggarwal

Investor

Grishin Robotics

Ashish Aggarwal is an early-stage investor at Grishin Robotics, who are currently investing out of their $100 million fund with a focus on IoT, robotics and smart hardware.

Ashish’s most recent investments include the likes of Zume Pizza here in San Francisco, as well as Yellow, a Brazil-based mobility startup.

Ashish is a Mentor at Google Launchpad Accelerator and, prior to investing, worked as Director of M&A and Corporate Development at Opera Software and as a software engineer at Yahoo!.

Ashish has an MBA in Entrepreneurship & Innovation and a Master of Engineering Management, Design & Operations from Northewestern University, as well as a Master of Business Administration from London Business School.

Ron Collett

Angel Investor

Band of Angels

Ron Collett is an angel investor at Band of Angels, Silicon Valley’s oldest seed funding organization.

Ron has a breadth of experience in what it takes to be a successful startup as the current President & CEO of NMX Global Software, a company among the pioneers of the SaaS model. Prior to this, Ron held senior roles at prominent consulting firm, McKinsey & Co.

Ron holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence, Intellectual Property & Corporate Law from the University of Santa Clara, as well as a Bachelor of Science from Drexel University.

Who Should Attend

Startup founders looking to raise funding, and entrepreneurs and founders who want to learn about the fundraising process and meet investors. This is an opportunity to pitch a panel of investors and receive constructive, quality feedback that’s specific to your company.  This is also a great opportunity for any founder to fine-tune their pitch delivery for a specific time limit, gain further experience holding a mic, and speaking in front of large crowds.

In addition, startup founders and entrepreneurs who are NOT ready to pitch are welcome to attend as audience members. This can be a highly valuable learning experience to better understand the pitch process and what investors look for as well as learn from feedback given by the investor panel, then, apply these learnings to your own startup!

The Pitch Night Format

The event will start with a round-table discussion where our investors will talk about the fundraising process and what it takes to successfully raise funding.

Selected companies will then have 5 minutes to pitch their company, including slide deck, to the investor panel.  Questions and feedback from the investor panel will follow for an additional 5 minutes.

Use the below URL for an opportunity to pitch your company to the investor panel.

www.foundersfloor.com/pitch

All pitch deck submissions must be in a PDF format.  There are a limited amount of pitch slots available, so submit your pitch deck now for consideration.

Free street parking

Abundant street parking is available for free after 6:00 p.m. in downtown San Jose. Streets closest to Founders Floor with free street parking are Santa Clara St., North Market St. and St. John St.

Free parking garage

Founders Floor will provide a 2 hour free parking voucher to the Market & San Pedro Square Parking Garage. This garage is only one block away from Founders Floor. It’s located at 45 N. Market St., between W. Santa Clara St. and W. St. John St. Upon check-in at the Founders Floor event, make sure you ask for the 2 hour free parking voucher.

Public transportation

VTA Light Rail is right outside our building, and runs every 20 minutes making public transportation fast and easy.  Both the Mountain View-Winchester and the Alum Rock-Santa Teresa VTA light rail stop at the Santa Clara Station(s) which is located just a block away.

Refund Policy

You may request a refund up to 48 hours before the event. Unfortunately, any refunds requested less than 48 hours before the event cannot be honored. Thank you for your understanding.

Disclaimer

By participating in this Founders Floor Event, you agree to this liability disclaimer: www.foundersfloor.com/disclaimer

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