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Pitch Night & Investor Panel Discussion | Founders Floor


Thursday, July 11


6:00 – 9:00 pm


Founders Floor, San Jose View on Google Maps

Pitch your startup to

Lucas Rocha (Unshackled Ventures) &
Tony Clemendor (Harvard Business School Alumni Angels)

Tony Clemendor
Harvard Business School
Alumni Angels

Lucas Rocha
Unshackled Ventures

Don’t miss out on learning valuable information from these Silicon Valley investors at our latest pitch event! 

Lucas Rocha 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 Clemendor 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.


6-7 pm | Registration + Networking

7-8 pm | Investor Discussion + Startup Pitches

7:30-9pm | Meet the Investors + Network


Free parking is available close by as well as public transport. More details below.




Our investors will:

  • Discuss the fundraising process during a panel discussion at the start.
  • Provide advice on what it takes to successfully fundraise.
  • Take your questions from the audience via our online portal.
  • Give feedback and a Q&A on pre-selected startups who will pitch for 5 minutes.

Want to be selected as a startup? Apply to pitch and make sure you have your ticket!



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 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
  • Submit your pitch deck in 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.


Submit your question to ask during the investor panel discussion.


  • Submit your question to our online question portal.
  • 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.



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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.





Street parking is available for free after 6:00 pm. Where: Santa Clara St., North Market St., and St John St. are closest to Founders Floor. A free parking garage is available one block away for a 2 hour period. Where: 45 N. Market St., between W. Santa Clara St. and W. St. John St. View on Google Maps How: Ask for the 2 hour parking voucher when you check in at Founders Floor.


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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