Euro Demo Day

Czech ICT Alliance and US Market Access Center are partnering with PitchForce and PeopleConnect, to conduct a PitchForce type event


Euro Demo Day

on Tuesday, May 7 from 5-8 PM

at RocketSpace (181 Fremont, San Francisco)

The first hour from 5 – 6PM companies will have table space approximately 4’x4’) to do a demo, have materials, signs, etc to make contact with the attendees. Attendees will be given fake money to cast their vote for the companies they like best. Each company will have a box on their table into which people can “invest” in startups. We will recognize the People’s Choice Award Winner

All companies will then get to do a 4 minute ppt pitch to a great panel of VCs and Angels, as well as a startup attorney who was himself a founder and CEO of a startup, Eric Ferraro of LeClairRyan.

There will be 8 European high tech startups participating:


Microsoft Vice-president was presenting our Microbiology app for 500 teachers in Global education summit in November 2012 He wrote about his experience.

"Showing the power of technology with a cool 3-D app drew 'oohs' and 'ahhs' from the audience. Corinth developed a 3-D interactive platform and an appcalled Corinth Micro specifically for the Global Forum in just 6 weeks. Corinth's apps enrich the learning experience by providing detailed objects and environments that the user may freely explore (like individual leaves or cell structures). Using a demo example of search for 'plant viruses' I found documentation through Kno and then zoomed in on images of leaves to look around 3-D cellular structure. It was pretty amazing!"

Designeros innovates the world of design and modern aro by bringing designers and design lovers together. is an exclusive global marketplace and gallery that enables designers and artists to present and sell their work online. Designers and artists of various backgrounds have a unique chance to build their brand name, establish global presence and gain valuable customer feedback.

From the comfort of their homes, design lovers can access and ubsequently purchase quality designer goods of their liking. They can learn more about the ideologies of the creators and can understand the true meaning of their artworks. They are provided with a direct access to the latest design trends and have the chance to influence the designers by providing them with valuable feedback and opinions.


We're a small team with big plans and a thing for secrecy, but promise to leak something out every now and then. Feel free to follow us! Druidly is made by a bunch of devotees. Who else would be looking forward to finishing his day jobs and then working until 4AM - planning the business model, drawing wireframes or testing WebSockets performance for thousands of simultaneous connections?
There's eight of us boys here - we still got a vacancy for a lady coworker - and we've known each other for quite some time. We work(ed) together, went to the same schools, attendend same events or just met on the internet. We have various hobbies. If you came to know us, you'd find a guy who spends nights watching over young deliquents and in his free time occupies himself with data journalism. Next bloke treats his guests with Tequilla Sunrise and home-made lasagna. And our chief programmer can get you anywhere in the world, fast - he has a commercial pilot's licence.
You may be wondering what put this diverse group together. Word on the street is, it was our common love of good drinks, but we think it is our common love of doing meaningful things. Motivation to learn new stuff, stepping out of the daily routine and moving forward. Confidence that each of us is really good at what he does. And that he does it properly.

Ki-Wi Digital

We are very enthusiastic high-tech company called Ki-Wi Digital with 5 years background of digital signage software development and hardware design. Ki-Wi´s core business is development of its own and scalable digital signage software. On top of it we design our own displays, tablets and interactive kiosks. Our solution is suitable for retailers, advertisers, real estate agencies, cities and government. So far we´ve worked with Adidas, Volkswagen, Tescoma and others.

Note Tracker

Our company will provide the first solution that will enable professors, teachers, presenters and their audience to track everything being written on any blackboard, whiteboard, flip chart in real time. Our solution consists of three parts, the first is the hardware device- easy to setup and use- and can be attached to any kind of pen, chalk or writing tool and any kind of eraser with a receiving device connected to internet via WIFI. The second part is cloud-based solution to store notes and audio, the third is the software application that is compatible with all operating systems, the software provides many features in addition to tracking notes a user can convert these notes to any desired form.


Founded in 2012 and based in the Czech Republic, SportCentral helps sports venues to acquire new customers and engage more with the existing ones through website which is a destination site for sportspeople and non-professional teams. With fast product innovation and dedication to customer success, SportCentral is currently developing paid products for owners of facilities such as fitness clubs or tennis courts. After validating their business locally, SportCentral plans to expand abroad in Q4 / 2013.

The panel will include:

Ajit Deshpande | Opus Capital

Ajit Deshpande is a senior associate for Opus Capital, where he sources and evaluates investment opportunities and contributes business and technical assistance to portfolio companies.

Ajit is an MBA graduate from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and is a Kauffman Fellow, Class 17. Prior to business school, Ajit worked for eight years in engineering/operations roles in semiconductors and cleantech and recently had stints in internal corporate venturing, angel investing and technology investment banking. Immediately prior to joining Opus Capital, Ajit consulted with a startup in the cellular cloud access and network services space to help develop its go-to-market strategy in preparation for venture fundraising.

Victor Belfor | 500 Startups

Victor’s career has been focused on “front of the house” activities (go-to-market strategy, marketing, sales and business development) in a B2B environment. He loves tinkering with incentives, business models, messaging, developing synergies with partners and delivering value to customer. Over the years he’s held founding or executive roles at several startups with 2 successful exits. Currently, Victor is the VP of Business Development at Influitive. Influitive is a marketing automation company founded by the original founder of Eloqua and funded by Lightspeed, First Round, NEA, Hummer Winblad and Relay. When he’s not doing this, you can find him mentoring up and coming entrepreneurs at 500 Startups, cooking, diving, traveling, or locked in a contest of wills with his 4 year old daughter (which she inevitably wins).

Eric Ferraro | LeClairRyan

Eric is a shareholder in the San Francisco office of LeClairRyan, where he leads the firm’s Emerging Companies and Venture Capital practice. Eric focuses his practice on the representation of private and public technology and media companies, founders and investors in connection with entity formation and founder arrangements, venture capital finance, commercial and intellectual property transactions, mergers and acquisitions and public offerings. In addition to his legal practice, Eric is a former digital meda company founder (sold to a division of Sony Entertainment in 2012) and an active angel investor. Eric is routinely recognized as a Super Lawyer by Law & Politics Magazine, and is a regular judge and panelist at a wide range of technology pitch competitions and demo days.

Jed Katz | Javelin Venture Partners

Jed has spent his career developing, advising and investing in early stage technology ventures. He is currently Javelin’s board member for BoostCTR, Engrade,, Netpulse, SmartAsset, SmartZip, Thumbtack, WellnessFX and Prior to joining Javelin Venture Partners, Jed was a Managing Director of DFJ Gotham Ventures in New York. Prior to DFJ Gotham, Jed was the COO of Yamcon, the developer of the highly acclaimed “SkyScout”, one of the best selling astronomy products of all time. Prior to Yamcon, Jed was the COO and Founder of Rent Net, the Internet’s first rental and relocation guide. Rent Net achieved 95% market penetration, launching disruptive technology solutions that revolutionized the way real estate related advertising was done. It was acquired by Cendant, and three years later, Jed used its infrastructure as the starting point for the formation of, one of the Internet’s largest real estate sites. was acquired by Homestore for over $900 million. Jed holds a B.A. in Business Economics from UCLA and an M.B.A. from The Haas School of Business at the UC-Berkeley, where he was awarded the Price Fellowship from the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, of which he is currently on the advisory board. Jed is also a board member of Connect2Compete, a non-profit dedicated to solving the digital divide.

Paul Weiss | Wylan Capital

Paul is one of an early generation of lease portfolio acquisition experts going back to the 1980s, ultimately leading over $4 billion of equipment portfolio and company purchases. He was a major shareholder in the leveraged buyout of ICON Capital in 1996, which during his tenure as President went from a small player to the most successful leasing fund manager in history in terms of capital raised. In 2007, after 20 years in the equipment leasing business, Paul was named by Leasing News as one of the industry’s 25 most important lifetime dealmakers.

Allan Young | Runway

Allan is the founder of Runway, one of the leading startup spaces in the city of San Francisco.


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