Scale-up Champions celebrated a thriving second edition of its Investment Reay Demo Day yesterday, 1 June 2021. The event was organized in collaboration with Wolves Summit, and it counted with the participation of a wide range of global changemakers, including around 30 investment-ready startups striving to scale-up their deep-tech solutions and over 50 investors, venture capitalists, business angels, advisors and corporate professionals that are part of Scale-up Champions’ Investment Readiness Programme.
During this exclusive, invitation-only event, we had the opportunity to listen to the pitches of 16 startups that are developing ground-breaking projects in different deep-technology fields. The winners of the pitching contest were DataCalculus, a developer of automated software for advanced data analysis and machine learning, and Process Talks, a provider of technology for Business Process Management. Both entities were awarded a fast track to the Wolves Summit Conference Great Pitch Contest this fall!
These were the 16 disruptive “SUPERSTARS” pitching their cutting-edge initiatives:
Following the pitching session, there was a panel discussion about the benefits of investing in deep-tech, where delegates from different investment entities participated and contributed with their own experiences and expertise: Maciej Małysz, from Innovo Venture Partners, Diana Koziarska from SMOK Ventures and Dr. Marcus Erken from Sunfish Partners; and three of Scale-up Champions’ mentors and investors Jakob Mikkel Hansen, Inga Uus and Martin Gorosko.
In addition to the panelists, there were over 50 investors, among which there were delegates from:
The event wrapped up with the business mixer, a virtual matchmaking session during which the participating startups and investors had the chance to meet one-on-one, increasing and accelerating the deal flow.
We want to send a big THANKS to all the attendees for making this event possible and helping us to boost the deep-tech startup ecosystem, to build sustainable partnerships and to create new market opportunities! It is heart-warming to see so many stakeholders from all over Europe pulling together, and we hope to see you all soon again in our upcoming networking events!