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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 Thursday, August 4th 2022, the Founder Institute will host the next global Founder Showcase, a special FounderX edition comprising Day 3 of the global summit. 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 August 2022 global Founder Showcase:


Co-Founder & CEO Johannes Rohrenbach

Mavuno (FI Berlin) is an AgTech platform offering African smallholder farmers access to satellite imagery for precision agriculture, as well as BNPL financing on organic inputs.


Founder & CEO Marieh Mehran 

MAA'VA (FI Silicon Valley) is developing a carbon-negative 'eco-concrete' building material using non-toxic plastic waste as a replacement for sand inputs.

CEO Michael Fodera

Trova (FI Boston) is a workplace experience platform that helps foster community and connection for employees, by bringing their whole selves to work and discovering 'their people'


Co-Founder Sannssi Cisse

V-Tay (FI Berlin) is a matching platform that helps you find the right accountability partner for you, so that you always have the support to make your dreams come true.

Founder & CEO Subodh Karmarkar

RefundWiz (FI San Diego) is is an easy and accurate tax filing solution, committed to providing life-changing financial wellness to underbanked communities everywhere.

Founder Sarah Lucena

Free the Freela (FI Sao Paulo) helps companies hire the best freelancers for their business, by curating the best Latin talent so hiring managers can find high-quality freelancers with security.

Founder & CEO Lukas Simianer: 

Clusiv, based in Austin Texas, is an e-learning platform with assistive tech for the blind and visually impaired, helping organizations digitize vocational training and improve employment outcomes

Join these 7 up-and-coming startups, our distinguished investor panelists, and featured keynote speakersAndrew Filev (Founder & CEO of Wrike), Jenny Fielding (Co-Founder & GP at The Fund), and Patrick Lee (Co-Founder & Former CEO of Rotten Tomatoes) at the August 4th 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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