Seed Raising with Top-Tier Investors: OnePitch & sFoundation Santa Clara

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OnePiece Work- Santa Clara

3120 Scott Boulevard

Santa Clara, CA 95054

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OnePitch brings together presenters and panelists for demonstration and feedback. During pitches, each presenter will have 5 minutes to present (with a warning at the 4-min mark) and 5 minutes for Q&A (with a warning at the 4-min mark). At the end of all presentations, the panelists will select 1 winning company among all presenters based on presentation quality, business strategy, and the potential for growth. The winning companies will receive prizes from sponsors.

Judging categories:

  1. Introduction

  2. Product / Service: Solves a needed problem.

  3. Market: market size, customer research, etc.

  4. Marketing strategy: go to market, channels, etc.

  5. Competitive Advantages

  6. Revenue Model

  7. Value Proposition

  8. Major Milestones: past, current, and future

  9. Management Team

  10. Startup Capital Requirements

Panelists (judges):

Jens WeitzelJens Weitzel (

Jens Weitzel - As a technology executive with 20+ years of international experience, He has worked in large enterprises and startups and is passionate about enabling productive collaboration between corporates and startups. His strengths are in market assessment, strategy development, and business development. They may be employed to help a startup launch or scale their product/solution, or support an enterprise with developing and executing corporate innovation initiatives and successfully engaging with startups. He is passionate about technology that is disrupting the automotive and mobility markets (ACES) but also regularly works across the broader IoT market, and in a number of other vertical markets (software/cloud, energy, sustainability, fin-tech, AR/VR).

Peter Morris, MBA, CPAPeter Morris (

Peter Morris is a seasoned finance professional with a treasury management career spanning more than fifteen years. His wide skill-set includes, but is not limited to the following:

• Banking relations

• Exposure hedging (foreign exchange, interest rate, commodity pricing)

• Cash forecasting and reporting

• Portfolio cash management

• Insurance/risk negotiation

• Equipment financing

• Treasury management reporting

• Foreign exchange hedging

• FASB 52/133 hedge accounting

• Tax research, strategic planning, and analysis

• Tax filings inclusive of federal, state, sales/use, property and local license

Specialties: Key source for many tax issues including domestic (federal and state) and foreign.

Morris is the go-to person on insurance questions, particularly employer's liability and property.

Financial modeling using in-depth forecasting analysis and reporting through the use of multiple layered spreadsheets.

Shriram N.Shriram Natarajan (

Successful in: developing business strategy intertwined with technology; discovering and delivering compelling digital experiences; building cross-site, dynamic and multifunctional teams; internal processes development and implementation

Mag Hidir

Mag Hidir ( )

Hidir is an Inspirational leader with 20+ years of progressive experience in Revenue Growth, Startup Scaling, Global Expansion, and Monetization. He Built and Coached world-class organizations, (sales, product marketing, customer success, and channel.) In Corporate Life, Achieved Exponential Growth of B2B Enterprise Software, SaaS, Cloud Infrastructure, Financial Services Solutions revenues from $2M to $800M. He has outstanding Entrepreneurial / Startup experience as a founder, growth advisor

Tony ClemendorTony Clemendor (

Clemendor works with founders and first time CEOs to help them successfully launch, fund and scale. As a founder coach and executive coach, he helps his clients create strategies for success, develop a concrete action plan, and hold them accountable for execution. Clemendor helps skilled and talented executives improve their self-awareness, focus, and clarity. He is most effective with first-time founders or executives looking for an experienced guide to brainstorm with or to help them achieve specific goals.


6:00 pm – 6:30 pm – Networking
6:30 pm – 6:45 pm – Introduction of the panelist (30 seconds each)
6:45 pm – 8:00 pm – Pitch by startups (there will be seven startups)
8:00 pm – 8:15 pm – Tallying and Announcing Winner
8:15 pm – 9:00 pm – Networking
9:00 pm – End


1st place – Two-week desk space at OnePiece Work

2nd place - 3 Training sessions/Workshops at sFoundation Accelerator

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Description of sFoundation
sFoundation is a startup ecosystem powered by diversity. Our Startup Accelerator, along with our sFoundation Angels and sFoundation Corporate, help founders with workshops, peer-to-peer founders support, investment opportunities, and entrepreneur community building. Learn more about our various programs on our website: Our mission is to provide anyone who is interested in starting or growing a company with the knowledge, help, and connections they need to move to the next stage of their startup life. We want to help founders to enhance their strengths, tackle their weaknesses, and build a collaborative startup community. sFoundation firmly believes that women entrepreneurs, minority entrepreneurs, and founders over forty are highly valuable contributors to the Silicon Valley innovation spirit. We created this startup eco-system just because of this. Join us and help each other in achieving this belief and in building your dream startup.

Description of OnePiece Work

OnePiece Work is a shared co-working space, which connects global business professionals and leading entrepreneurs. We are a trend spotter – specializing in finding and connecting entrepreneurs who have a hunger for greatness and a desire for global expansion. OnePiece Work redefines workspace, serves from global incorporations to freelancers and start-ups. With the rapid growth of the sharing economy, the future workplace is no longer office buildings, homes, or cubicles, but rather a community where people with different backgrounds to inspire each other, innovate and share ideas and resources. OnePiece Work combines businesses across industries, creates comfort space for everyone to enjoy in work and social together. We invite you to leverage and be a part of our exclusive network of entrepreneurs and venture capitalists with a deep understanding of consumers' habits locally, and a shared desire for business growth.

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3120 Scott Boulevard

Santa Clara, CA 95054

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