Unicorn Pitches
Demo Day, February 16th, 2023; 11:00 am EST (New York / Boston / Miami)
We are happy to welcome you again to the online Unicorn Pitches event – part of the World's Largest Startup Pitch Contest where famous VCs and Business Angels meet extraordinary startups from all over the world! The event is organized by IFG Lab., in partnership with Network VC to meet global startups* with investors from NY/Boston/Miami
Welcome To The East Coast
* This is NOT an event for blockchain/crypto/web3/metaverse startups (next time guys). The investment thesis for the event is: "classic"/equity-based, agnostic, regardless of the specific industry or sector, seed/pre-A/A stages, MVP, with traction or pilots
At a Glance
Unicorn Events are broadcast worldwide and each time attract hundreds of VCs, business angels, and entrepreneurs desirous of finding the best deals on the venture market! Our statistics show that over $350 million in funding has been received by the winners.

Agenda: after a panel discussion, ten startups with great solutions, regardless of the specific industry or sector (but NOT blockchain/crypto/web3/metaverse - next time, guys), seed/pre-A/A stages, MVP, with traction/pilots, will present their pitches to a jury of ten industry representatives.
  • 11:00 am - 11:10 am : Connecting
  • 11:10 am - 11:20 am : Introduction by Organizers and Jury members
  • 11:20 am - 11:40 am : Panel discussion
  • 11:40 am - 12:40 pm : Pitch Session. Each founder will have 3 minutes for a pitch and a further 3 minutes for Judges' questions, comments, and suggestions.
  • 12:40 pm - 01:00 pm : Announcement of winners, plus networking

Date and time: February 16th, 2023, 11:00 am EST. Format: online.
Event updates: LinkedIn. Any questions: info@ifglab.com, WhatsApp, Telegram
FOR INVESTORS: for representatives of VC funds, syndicates, and business angels, we are always happy to keep in touch and take any additional questions for startups and your contact requests. We are naturally happy to acquaint you with the founders. Please send us your details to receive a personal invitation to the "Zoom" event. (free of charge) Alternatively, contact Olga Frid directly.
FOR STARTUPS: "classic"/equity-based, regardless of the specific industry or sector, seed/pre-A/A stages, MVP, with traction or pilots, are invited to participate. Full participation conditions for startups are described below.
FOR FANS: the event's live broadcast will be available on our channel (free of charge).
FOR GUESTS: if you want to ask founders and panel discussion participants your questions, we invite you to register and be part of the "Zoom" event, not just the broadcast.
Organizers |
IFG Lab is a VC Syndicate Club & Consulting Firm based on the United States East Coast (New York / Boston / Miami). Our goal is to help startups enter the global market, launch new products, and work with venture investments. Each of our experts has over ten years of experience in venture capital, business development, product management, fundraising, global sales, and marketing.

This year we have started a private acceleration program and are ready to present our findings. IFG Lab. works mostly with startups in the early- / late-seed stages.
IFG Lab. Syndicate Club & Consulting Firm
Network VC is a Syndicate Fund and Venture Capital Platform for the Decentralized VC Community of 30000+ investors and 20000+ startups globally. The fund invests in startups with a proven product-market fit, helping them to scale revenue and secure funding to reach the next level. Network VC typically works with startups in stages between the late-seed and institutional rounds.
Network VC Syndicate Fund
Official Judges
  • Alexander Soroka
    Founder & CEO at Network VC
    Founder and CEO at Network VC and Startup Network. Studied entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School and Venture Capital at Said Business School, University of Oxford. 20 years of experience in venture
  • Olga Frid
    Founder & CEO at IFG Lab.
    Founder of IFG Lab, business consultant, investor, mentor at 500Global, has over 15 years' experience in helping projects to enter the international market, launching products, business development, product management, strategic marketing and sales.
  • Denis Efremov
    Principal at Fort Ross Ventures
    Denis is the author of the Telegram channel @proVenture — a channel about venture investments, transactions, technologies, and entrepreneurship; Principal of Fort Ross Ventures. He has more than 10 years of experience in VC and PE investments and consulting at Seedstars, Da Vinci Capital, and McKinsey & Company.
  • Bernardt Vogel
    Bernardt Vogel is part of the investment team focused on Fintech & Web3 at VU Venture Partners, Venture Analyst for New World Angels, Venture Associate at Republic, Founding investor of Sweater Fund, Startup advisor for Consilience Ventures & member of Web3 Venture House web 3 by Launch house.
  • Shane Neman
    Shane Neman is a serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and real estate developer. Neman is a prolific backer of startups and runs a substantial real estate portfolio with properties in major metropolitan areas across the country.
  • David Chitester
    Founder at Florida Funders and Seedfunders
    David is the founder of the Florida investment firms Florida Funders and Seedfunders. He is also the recipient of the 2019 TiE Tampa Bay Angel Investor TiETAN Award for his efforts in pioneering changes in the Tampa Bay startup landscape. Additionally, Florida Trend named him one of the 500 Most Influential Business Leaders in the state.
  • Jessica Miley
    Managing Director of New World Angels
    Jessica Miley is the Managing Director of New World Angels, Florida's longest-standing angel syndicate, which funds new and emerging companies with early traction across various sectors. 
    Jessica also serves as an Angel investor and is passionate about investing into and supporting the next generation of innovation
  • Diana Espino
    Managing Director at SquareOne Capital
    Diana joined SquareOne Capital in early 2019. She is a highly successful Business Developer, consultant, and leader. Her career was developed as an Investment and Commercial banker in multinational institutions such as Citibank, Bank of America, and Banco Santander.
  • Storm Duncan

    Founder and Managing Partner at Ignatious Growth Capital and Advisory

    Senior financial and strategic advisor with extensive expertise.
    Invest in and advise technology startups to help accelerate their trajectory, with over 100 investments. Current focus is on Web 3.0; economic inclusion; future of mobility, finance, food and health.
  • Jonathan Beda
    Managing Partner at Connexa Capital
  • Bobby Costanzo

    General Partner at Buzzword Ventures

  • Want to join us?
    Official Judge
    Suppose you represent a VC fund, syndicate, or business angel. In this case, we will be happy to invite you as a judge and take any additional questions for startups. Send Olga Frid your request to join.
Invited Funds |
For Startups
Apply to be selected to pitch at the Unicorn Battles. Use the opportunity to pitch your solution at the Unicorn Pitches.

Participation for startups is FREE and provides the possibility to:
  • appear in front of famous venture funds, business angels, and private investors
  • acquire practical advice from experienced VC professionals
  • become a permanent member of the fast-growing global investment community
  • expand your network

Event date and time: February 16th, 2023, 11:00 am EST. Format: online.
The deadline for applications is January 20th, 2023.
Fill out the application in English and be ready to pitch in English.
Please notice that only 10 startups will be selected for pitching live!

IFG Lab. gives Unicorn Events applicants access to our accelerator program on special terms to upgrade their pitch and attract more investors.
Event updates: LinkedIn. Any questions: info@ifglab.com, WhatsApp, Telegram