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On February 10th, 2021 the Founder Institute hosted the 19th Global Founder Showcase, and over 1800 entrepreneurs, investors, media, and executives registered to watch pitches from up-and-coming companies across the globe. 

We were thrilled to welcome renowned angel investor Jason Calacanis as the Keynote Speaker for the event. Jason is an entrepreneur, author, and angel investor in 250+ startups (including 7 'unicorns'), and you can watch the video of his Fireside Chat with Founder Institute CEO Adeo Ressi below:



In addition to Jason's talk, the event also featured pitches from promising pre-seed companies from across the globe. Previous presenters on this event have raised over $1.5 billion in funding, and include luminary companies like UdemyRelay RidesThumbtackRealty MogulKaggle, and many more

Nearly 200 startups from 14 countries applied to pitch to our February Showcase, but after several rounds of evaluation and feedback only 10 were chosen to present on the live event. These companies are all showing promising early traction, and hail from 10 different cities, 6 countries, and 3 continents.

You can see their pitch videos from the event below: 



AGXactly, based in Toronto, is an agriculture informatics SaaS provider that helps farmers of high value crops reduce crop losses and maximize every dollar per acre.


Bloom Standard

Bloom Standard, based in Hong Kong, is deploying the first autonomous ultrasound imaging tech to democratize access to cardiac + COVID19 screening for resource-limited settings.



Fanalyze, based in Sacramento (U.S.), is a mobile app that helps fantasy sports players and sports bettors speed up research while providing aggregated data to help with winning decisions.



Flowless, based in Palestine, provides smart solutions to help utility companies enhance water supply efficiency, utilizing emerging technologies for automated faults detection & process optimization.



Humaxa, based in Cameron Park (U.S.), offers the AI Assistant that predicts and prevents your best employees from leaving.



iFunza, based in Nairobi, is a platform bringing together parents, teachers and administrators to improve education outcomes.



JITbase, based in Montreal, is a SaaS that helps manufacturer to optimize the human/machine interaction. 



PaintJet, based in Nashville (U.S.), is a robotic service provider that helps building owners and property managers lower the cost to paint large, commercial buildings.



Wearme, based in Shanghai, is a community & marketplace that helps small and medium sized smart wearable developers to increase their sales.



ZipLunch, based in Toronto, is a marketplace that helps busy professionals at home or at the office save valuable time and money by simplifying meal ordering from their favorite restaurants.


The next Founder Showcase will be scheduled soon, and you can learn more and register for updates at FounderShowcase.com. 

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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 this free online event you can watch presentations from promising pre-seed startups from across the globe, and learn from world-leading venture capitalists and entrepreneurs. In addition, there are several networking sessions to connect with others.

Since 2008, speakers like Elon Musk and startups like Udemy and Thumbtack have presented on our stage.

Learn more at FounderShowcase.com.

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