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With Sharad Mishra (Venture Development, United Health Group), Gwen Cheni (Venture Partner, Fusion Fund), Chris Apfel (CEO, SageMedic).
Friday, July 23, 2021 at 12:00 PM   Absolutely Free   Online

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Berkeley Global & UC Berkeley Extension are thrilled to have hosted the 6th live online Pitch Global event of 2021 last Friday. A warm thanks to Kaustav Chaudhuri (KC Wisdom) & Axel Tillmann for this great event! Another warm thanks to Benjamin (BN) Narasin, General Partner -(who just spun out Tenacity Venture Capital with backing from leading VC firm NEA where he was long term Partner), for sharing so much with us, as well as our investors-judges-mentors for sharing their feedback, perspectives, & insight & for mentoring the startups after the event: Andrew Maywah (TDK Ventures), Sheila Proeve(Stanford Angels Row Ventures), John Ricci(US Angels+Harvard Angels+Keiretsu Forum), Steve Tsai (IPO Group), Nathan Pascarella(Hypertherm Ventures), Jonathan "JC" Charles (Samsung Catalyst Fund), Jim Simmons(Caltech Angels+Simmons Goodspeed VC) , & again, Ben, KC & Axel. Congrats Cargo Chief (Russell Jones), Telemetrak (Erik Eklund), 11Sight (Aleks Gollu), Moby Corp (Bill Kallman), Koopid (Venkatesh Krishnaswamy), SST Wireless (Christopher Chong), TuringSense (Joe Chamdani), Insynctive (Gary Goldstein), Nanovista (Anton Neschadim), AirLocker (Tom Corder) & ForwardVue Pharma (Alan Franklin).

The deadline for application is 22 JULY 2021.

Pitch Global has been matching global entrepreneurs with Silicon Valley investors for years in curated, shark tank-style events. Join us for this virtual pitch session where you'll see the pitches & the questions, tips & invaluable feedback investors give them.


9:00 to 9:10 AM: Opening remarks from UC Berkeley Global & Pitch Global.

9.10 to 9:30 AM : Fireside Chat between Sharad Mishra, Venture Development, United Health Group(largest in the world)+Venture Partner Medstartr Venture Fund & Gwen Cheni of Fusion Fund on -"How founders can formulate a unified fundraising strategy by engaging VC's. CVC's, Angels & Crowdfunding.

Dr Chris Apfel-Lifesciences Chair of Keiretsu Forum-world's largest Network of Investors & Founder of will speak on SAGE Advice for Investors & Entrepreneurs: How to navigate Covid-19 crisis.

Chris Apfel, MD, PhD, MBA

Dr. Chris Apfel is the President & CEO of SageMedic Corp. He co-founded SageMedic with his wife, Dr. Brigitte Apfel, after several of their family members were touched by cancer. Chris is a physician-scientist, board member, & an active angel investor & of over a dozen early stage life-science companies. He is recognized as an international authority on designing, conducting, & publishing clinical trials that have changed medical practice. For example, he is the developer of the Apfel Score, a standard tool that has changed clinical practice world-wide. He is a California-licensed physician & received his MD & his doctoral degree in medical sciences from the University of Giessen, Germany, & his MBA from Wharton, University of Pennsylvania.

9.30 - 9.50 AM: Introductions of featured judges representing United Health, Fusion Fund, Cancer Fund, Co-Founder of Meda Angels, Co-chair of Lifesciences (Keiretsu Forum), Harvard Business Angels, Wharton Angels, Nex3/Sway Ventures & others.

9.50-10.50 AM : Tech startups give 8-minute pitches about their innovation & funding needs to our panel of featured judges.

If you are a global entrepreneur & want to Pitch to some of the most well connected Investors in the Silicon Valley eco system via zoom, here is your chance. Register to Pitch here.

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