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The Founder Showcase is Silicon Valley’s leading international startup pitch event, helping seed-stage startups learn, launch, and connect to investors. On Wednesday, April 6th, 2022 the Founder Institute will host the next global Founder Showcase, with Techstars. This event will be attended by hundreds of entrepreneurs, investors, media, and executives. Anyone interested is welcome to RSVP to the event for free.

As an international pre-seed startup pitch event, the Founder Showcase gives attendees an opportunity to see pitches from up-and-coming startups before anyone else. As a result, luminary companies like UdemyRelay RidesThumbtackRealty MogulKaggle, and many more gave some of their first public pitches on the Founder Showcase stage, and previous presenters have gone on to raise over $1.5 billion in funding. 

We proudly present the 7 startups selected to pitch live on the April 2022 global Founder Showcase:


Founder & CEO Rachel Dowling

Equalicert, based in New York, helps companies improve their DE&I with innovative AI-powered conversational analysis tools for virtual meetings.


Founder & CEO JD Meints 

NuLife Virtual, based in Los Angeles, is virtual care solution for behavioral healthcare and addiction recovery professionals to deliver care and connect with patients, anywhere at any time.

Co-Founder & CEO Liliana Medina

Aplícate, based in Guadalajara, creates personalized comprehensive wellness plans in seconds: for nutrition, exercise, and mental health in a single app.


Founder & CEO Joe Bellavance

Slice, based in Indianapolis, is a software studio for business writers to focus better and write faster long-form content by promoting focus and flow.

Founder Vivian Liu

Mae - Making Auto Easy - based in Vancouver, is an unbiased, guided car buying experience built FOR women, BY women to discover the right car for you.

Co-Founder & CEO Freddy Law

Storius, based in Hong Kong, is a location-based GPS mobile app for audio walking tours, providing free travel stories and in-depth sites guides, insights and short audio content.

Founder & CEO: Jennifer Kruidbos

Blawesome, based in Toronto, is a web3 platform for wellness creators and their communities to learn, grow and create culture together

Join these 7 up-and-coming startups, our distinguished investor panelists, and featured keynote David Brown of Techstars at the April 6th Founder Showcase! 

Event also includes several online networking sessions via Airmeet, to connect with other entrepreneurs and attendees from across the globe.  

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