Pitch2Pitch 2 Vol.1

On the 11th of October, we had the pleasure to host our elevator pitching event for some very promising Bulgarian startups. This month's theme was gaming.

The series Pitch2Pitch includes a 1-minute pitch about the startups' achievements followed by a Q&A in front of the judges: ​ 1. Jordan Atanassov - local Startup activist ​ 2. Victor Manev - Growth equity investor and Co-Founder at Impetus Capital ​ 3. Anton Radev - financier CFO at Euromarket ​ 4. Kiril Mintchev - leading Angels Club expansion in London ​ 5. Emil Shekerdzhiiski (Founder of Networking Premium) ​ 6. Trifon Mihaylov (partner at Networking Premium) For the finale of the season, we gathered all winners from previous volumes to join us and compete for an investment of €50.000 by Innovation Capital. The startups were: 1. The Sixth Hammer - a gaming internet company, introducing their new project Moo Lander - a 2D adventure platformer, where you take control over your people’s last remaining flying saucer to scour varied environments in search of the source of infinite amounts of precious milk. ​ 2. Marko: Beyond Brave - a 2D Action Adventure Game inspired by classic cartoons and Balkan folklore and Slavic myth, currently in development by Studio Mechka. ​ 3. Dreamteck - a small indie game studio. They are currently working on our project - Lifeslide (a flight adventure game which takes the player on a metaphorical journey through life with a paper plane). They are also interested in pursuing VR next. ​ They are also the winner of this volume, winning a total of 8,000BGN for using all services provided by Networking Premium. ​ 4. Pleggi - they are turning scientifically proven psychometric experiments into fun online games that measure cognitive and personality traits used as data for unbiased pre-selection process matching top candidates with employers. ​ 5. Tr1be esports - a new type of an organization focusing on the development of upcoming esports athletes in the Balkans and helping them become professionals. They work in a growing sector of professional esports where Bulgaria or players from Bulgaria are among the countries with the biggest amount of players in the popular esports gaming platforms.