Foreign Startups Mixer n Pitch


This is a special event hosting European and African investors, Trade Groups, and Entrepreneurs. If you are within one of those domains, we advise you to join us for networking, insights and growth.

Foreign Startups brings together global founders and executives of technology start-ups seeking traction and growth in the United States. The event hosts entrepreneurs and professionals from tech startups at various stages of growth, with a common purpose of transition and growth in the U.S. and globally. We are passionate about our ventures and to bring success stories that are redefining our world and future.

The Speaker Segment features entrepreneurs, investors and domain experts from Silicon Valley's startup ecosystem, often foreign founders who started abroad and funded and grew their ventures in the U.S.

This event features Réza Malekzadeh, General Partner at Partech, a global Venture Capital firm led by ex-entrepreneurs and industry operators with offices in San Francisco, Paris, Berlin and Dakar. Réza is an active catalyst and leader in the French Silicon Valley tech community and an advocate of French and European technological innovation. He has twenty years of experience in various executive sales, marketing and operations roles for both large and startup companies. He was one of the very early VMware employees joining the company in 1998 and has also co-founded and successfully sold two startups. Réza holds an MBA from HEC Paris. He is a mentor for the Impact program as well as the Holberton School. Reza joined the firm in 2016 and speaks four languages - English, French, Persian and Spanish.

The Pitch Segment offers startups an open platform to pitch their venture to attendees for instant inputs from fellow entrepreneurs. Come prepared to talk about your next big thing that'll change the world! 3 min to pitch; 2 min for Q&As. After registering, email us your pitch decks along with company name, presenter name(s) and country of origin (if international).

The Networking Segment puts you in touch with fellow entrepreneurs from all over the world to share ideas, ventures, and connections to grow your startups and move you forward in the tech world.

This event is sponsored and supported by INSEEC U and is produced in partnership with Enrich USA.

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5:30 - 6:00 - Registration and Networking
6:00 - 6:10 - Welcome and Introductions
6:10 - 6:40 - Speaker Panel and Q&As
6:40 - 7:30 - Startup Pitch Sessions
7:30 - 8:00 - Open Networking and Wrap Up

Join us for an evening of networking, learning, insights, fun, food and drinks and meet with fellow entrepreneurs from around the world. Expand your network and make connections globally. Check out our website for photos from the event and our Facebook and YouTube channels for videos of startup pitches.

Big cheers to our co-host Growth Circuit, an early stage investor and accelerator operating in San Francisco. Turkey and London, and our venue partner The VAULT, a full-stack innovation ecosystem and global network of startup accelerators and collaborative workspaces.



Foreign Startups