In December 2021, promising startups pitched in front of active investors on the occasion of the two pitching sessions organized by InnMind. As a result, four out of the seven startups operating in the Crypto, NFT, DeFi and Gaming field who pitched during the first session, and one among the six startups from CIS & Eastern Europe region from the second competition, won a scholarship to attend the Hero Training program in the heart of Silicon Valley.
InnMind hosts monthly regular VC pitching sessions attended by the top-tier investors and promising startups worldwide. The Crypto, NFT, DeFi and Gaming pitching competition involved investors from Moonrock Capital, Momentum 6 and Scaleswap and three representatives from Draper University.
The CIS & Eastern Europe pitching session saw the attendance of investors from the Untitled Ventures, Internet Initiatives Development Fund (IIDF), Lenox Venture Capital Gmbh and, again, Draper University.
“We are honoured to have the most active investors and the biggest players in the startup ecosystem who trust us and chose to attend our pitching session, investing in many startups from our community”, says Nelli Orlova, CEO of InnMind.
At the end of the pitching sessions, while the investors were reflecting on the projects to invest in, the Draper University team selected the most promising startups to attend the Hero Training program. “The pitching sessions were great and the startup very determined and with a big potential. Choosing was not easy at all”, reported Daniela Quintero, Head of Admission at Draper University.
The Hero Training Program 2022 consists of a 5 weeks intensive pre-acceleration program for startups, hosted by Draper University, where entrepreneurs get to meet some of the leading investors, mentors and industry experts in Silicon Valley and connect with the cohort of entrepreneurs who are on the same path of building the company of their dreams. This program will be a life-changing experience that will bring the startup to the next level.
In the crypto field, the startups who received 100% scholarship worth $12.000 are Safehamster League, Saraverse and Open Food Chain. The 50% scholarship is assigned to the startup DeHealth.
From the second competition, the 100% scholarship is assigned to the Bank of Memories from Ukraine.
More opportunities to raise funding will be offered by InnMind during the 2022. Startups from every industry and country are invited to sign up on InnMind website to keep up to date with all the news, events, pitching sessions and upcoming opportunities for startups.