Swedish Pitch Night

KTH Innovation brought over 7 Swedish startups to Silicon Valley with the objective to promote their innovative technologies and to help them commercialize their products. Prior to their arrival to Silicon Valley, the companies had been through an incubation program at KTH Innovation facilities in Stockholm, Sweden. As a conclusion to the program, the founders were given the opportunity to come to the US and pitch in front of a panel of investors in Silicon Valley.

As a preferred local partner to KTH, Silicon Valley Forum was responsible of the event production, logistics, marketing, and communication. The event was held at Spotify’s office in San Francisco with a maximum capacity attendance of 90+ local technology professionals, where approximately 25% of them were accredited investors.

The Swedish Pitch Night Program:

Welcome Speech

  • Adiba Barney, CEO & President, Silicon Valley Forum

Opening Remarks

  • Donnie Lygonis, Technology Transfer Manager, KTH Innovation

Investor Panel

  • Steve Goldberg, Operating Partner, Venrock
  • Ali Dagli, Partner, GP Bullhound
  • Lea Tarnowski, Angel Investor
  • Sunil Pai, Investment Associate, DFJ
  • Patrick Eggen, Head of Qualcomm Ventures

“The collaboration with Silicon Valley Forum have been friction less. They’ve been a valuable partner in putting together a great pitch night with valuable feedback from the judges and great networking for the startups.” – Donnie Lygonis, Transfer Technology Manager, KTH Innovation

Find the full Swedish Pitch Night Program here.

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About Silicon Valley Forum’s Immersion Programs

Silicon Valley Forum creates unique, high-quality Silicon Valley immersion programs, startup workshops, business luncheons, pitch nights, demo days, and more for corporates, accelerators, government and universities worldwide. Each program can be tailored to your delegation’s specific needs, find past Silicon Valley immersion programs here and download our program brochures to learn more about what we can do for you!

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