Pitch Night & Investor Panel Discussion With Unshackled Ventures & Harvard Angels

Date: Wednesday, June 26

Pitch your startup to Lucas Rocha of Unshackled Ventures and Tony Clemendor of Harvard Business School Alumni Angels at our Pitch Night and Investor Panel Discussion on Wednesday, June 26th!

Lucas is an investor at Unshackled Ventures, a pre-seed stage fund that invests in immigrant-founded startups in the US, and actively investing out of their most recently raise second VC fund.

Tony is an active angel investor with Harvard Business School Alumni Angels and serves on their Selection Committee. Now a mentor and advisor to startups, Tony was previously co-founder of Optionetics, Inc. which he grew to over $80 million in revenue before it’s successful sale.

Dinner and drinks are provided. Free parking available.
Seating is limited, so reserve your ticket now.


The event will start with a round-table discussion where our investors will talk about the fundraising process and what it takes to successfully fundraise, and take questions from the audience via our online portal. 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! 


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.  


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.


During the investor panel you will have the opportunity to ask the panel your questions, just follow the steps below:

  • Submit your question to our online question portal – meet.ps/PitchNight either before or during the startup event
  • Upvote the questions you want to have asked.
  • If your question is selected, you’ll have the opportunity to introduce yourself and your company to our investor panel before asking your question.
  • The questions that are upvoted the most are unique and relevant to the majority of all founders and entrepreneurs. So try not to be too specific or unique to your own circumstance.

Seating is limited, so reserve your ticket now.


6:00pm – 7:00pm    Registration and Networking
7:00pm – 8:00pm    Investor Discussion & Startup Pitches
8:00pm – 8:30pm    Meet the Investors and Network


Wednesday, June 26 2019


6:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Founders Floor
2 North 1st St., 5th Floor
San Jose, CA 95113










Founders Floor provides low cost co-working space and expert mentorship and advisement to early-stage startups. To find out how we can help grow your startup, apply for a tour.

Please Support Our Sponsors


Lucas Rocha
Investor, Unshackled Ventures

Lucas is an investor at Unshackled Ventures, a pre-seed stage fund to invest in and support immigrant-founded startups in the US. Unshackled is supported by 80+ highly influential investors, including Brad Feld, First Round Capital, Jerry Yang and Laurene Powell Jobs. The fund has made more than a dozen investments in nearly 30 founders born in 6 different continents.

Before joining Unshackled Ventures, Lucas Rocha worked with Dorm Room Fund, JetBlue Ventures, and Underscore.vc. So far, he’s assisted in the deployment of more than $100 million in capital. He is fluent in Portuguese and English.

Tony Clemendor
Angel Investor, Harvard Business School Alumni Angels

Tony is an Angel investor at the Harvard Business School Angels, where he is a member of the Startup Selection Committee.  

He currently serves as an Advisor and Mentor for companies such as SilkRoll, Seed&Spark, SendaRide, Women’s Startup Lab, Backstage Capital, GreyBrick Partners, Blacksmith International, Exponent Advisors, and LEFT.  In addition, Tony coaches founders on a selective basis through his consulting firm Milestone Performance Coaching.

Previously Tony co-founded Optionetics, Inc. and as COO grew it to over $80 mill in revenue before it’s successful sale to OptionsXpress, now Charles Schwab.  Tony holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in Psychology from Tufts University.

Matt Day
Founder & CEO, Founders Floor

Matt is Founder and Managing Director of Founders Floor, a coworking accelerator for tech startups that provides a startup ecosystem to help companies build their businesses, accelerator their growth and increase their probability for success.  

Matt is a four-time founder himself, his companies have varied from developing in-store analytics by applying Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to consumer behavior data, to creating leading technology in interactive digital advertising. Twenty years ago, Matt’s first startup was one of the first ever e-commerce sites to sell socks apparel online. From these experiences, Matt now enjoys helping other startups launch and grow their companies.

Though Matt has called Silicon Valley home for almost 20 years, he grew up in Iowa, earning his B.A. degree in Marketing from the University of Northern Iowa.


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.


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