Bavaria Goes Silicon Valley – Pitch Luncheon

Silicon Valley Forum co-organized with Invest in Bavaria and Bavaria West Coast an open pitch luncheon. Attendees got the opportunity to see and hear a group of young Bavarian companies pitch to a distinguished panel of Silicon Valley investors and entrepreneurs. This event included keynote speeches from Dr. Frederik G. Pferdt, Head of Innovation and Creativity at Google, and Nicola Corzine, Deal Flow Manager with Band of Angels.


11:30am – Registration & Lunch

12:00pm – Opening remarks by:

  • Wolfgang Hübschle, Executive Director, Invest in Bavaria
  • Lucie E. Merkle, Executive Director, Bavarian US Offices
  • Adiba Barney, CEO, Silicon Valley Forum

12:10pm – Keynote speeches by:

  • Frederik G. Pferdt, Head of Innovationand Creativity Program, Google
  • Nicola Corzine, Deal Flow Manager, Band of Angels

12:40pm – Introductions by judging panel:

  • Steve Goldberg, Operating Partner, Venrock
  • Roman Huber, Managing Director, Bayern Kapital
  • Wendy Lung, Partner, IBM Venture Capital
  • Saritha Sundaresan, COO and VP of Strategic Operations, SAP Startup Focus
  • Michael Torosian, Partner, DLA Piper

12:45pm – Six Bavarian Startups Pitches

2:00pm – Luncheon concludes

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