Pitch Night is our seed fund program's official Demo Day event that we open to the general public. However, this is not your typical D-Day event (i.e., you see startup pitches and leave). We consider Pitch Night an informal Demo Day since we provide an experience plus startup demos. In the past, we decorated the venue 'bohemian gypsy' themed and hired a bohemian music band. Register for your free ticket now!
Pitch Night (our informal Demo Day event) is a public event for 150+ startup lovers to view our most recent program startups before they take flight on their own in the U.S. (the startups in our program are foreign founded). Guests/Attendees will be the first to see the 11 world-class startup pitches, meet the Fleet, and connect with other entrepreneurs/founders/investors/mentors.
Engage in a conversation with our world-class founders during an open Q&A session LIVE on Facebook.
For all our friends located in different countries or living in a different city or state, or those who couldn’t attend our SF Pitch Night, we’ll have Fleet #3 Re-Pitch for you on Facebook LIVE this November 28th through November 30th.
Just go to our Facebook Page and watch the LIVE show athttps://www.facebook.com/therefiners
We're back with "Another one" (DJ Khaled voice)...
You're cordially invited to attend the launch of The Refiners Fleet #3: "Pitch Night"!
Our 12 foreign founded startups in Fleet #3 are ready to turn up your excitement with a full night of startup pitches and good vibes.
You saw them at Meet the Fledglings in October...See how much their pitch, product, and tech has improved in one month on November 16th, 2017 from 6pm - 9pm at our home base in San Francisco.
Join us as we welcome the foreign entrepreneurs in Fleet #3 at our Meet the Fledglings Welcome Party!
It'll be a night full of startups, surprises, drinks, flammekueches, and did we say...drinks already?
Don't worry, it's not just a pitch to you then drink type of event. This time it'll be an interactive party where you'll meet with each startup WHILE enjoying delicious food and drinks.
You're cordially invited to attend the launch of The Refiners Fleet#2 "Pitch Night"!
Our 13 startups from Fleet #2 are ready to light the stage up (literally), and we would be honored to have you join us for this prestigious event in our program.
You met them when they were just fledglings in March...Now, after 12 weeks with the guidance from Silicon Valley's mentors, investors, and advisers, their Silicon Valley journey is about to reach its zenith.
Time for them to spread their fledgling wings and take flight June 1st, 2017 from 6pm - 9pm at our home base in PARISOMA.
Each company will have 3 minutes to present (or should we say, impress) you with what their company is all about. They'll talk about their journey, their projects, and how they plan to make the world a better place, all thanks to their passion, purpose, and technology.
This unique event is also an opportunity to gather our esteemed members of The Refiners Community to spend an unforgetful moment together. You're the lifeblood of what we and the startups have accomplished over the last 3 months in our accelerator program.
Thank you again for your support and we look forward to celebrating our second batch of foreign founded startups who can't wait to start disrupting Silicon Valley.
Dress code: Business casual, Silicon Valley style.
Come to meet The Refiners Fleet #2 startups
This welcome event is a fantastic opportunity to make a first contact with our recently arrived startups. Let's have a drink together and celebrate Fleet #2 start.
Oh by the way The Frogs will play LIVE for the occasion. Let's rock!
The event will take place at The Refiners office in partnership with our awesome partner Parisoma.
The Refiners would like to invite you to a very unique event
La French Touch unConference
One year ago, we decided at The Refiners to entirely rethink the acceleration model for foreign founders. Our main objective is to create a bridge between entrepreneurial ecosystems around the world and Silicon Valley.
This event is a fantastic opportunity to network with a selected audience of French & American entrepreneurs, investors and corporates. It's free and we will be more than happy to have you at our side to help us identify promising french startups for our next Fleet arriving in March 2017.
When? January 10th
Where? in a cosy loft in SoMa
What's the program?
Monday, January 9: Welcome Cocktail from 7pm
Tuesday, January 10: LFTCSF with 5 sessions during the day
- AI - 9am
- Future of Work - 10:30am
- IoT - 2pm
- MedTech - 3:30pm
- CivicTech - 5pm
Who will be there? Confirmed attendees include corporates from Google, Facebook, IBM, GE, Renault, Engie, L'Oreal, Sony, Nokia, ... investors from ISAI, Iris Capital, Partech Ventures, Nest, Bleu Capital, Breega, ... entrepreneurs from DelairTech, 10-vins, Skylights, Prestashop, Leka, Quora, etc.
How to register? Fill the application form on LFTCSF website, say you are a Refiner to the last question and you will be automatically accepted.
You are cordially invited to attend the inaugural launch of The Refiners Pitch Night! Our 12 startups from Fleet #1 are ready to light the stage on fire and we would be honored to have you join us for this prestigious event.
You met them when they were fledglings. Now, after 12 weeks of your guidance as mentors, investors or advisers, their Silicon Valley journey is about to reach its zenith, and thanks to you in just a few weeks they will spread their wings and take flight!
Each company will have 3 minutes to present to you themselves, their journey and their projects, and how they plan to make the world a better place thanks to their passion and technology. This unique and private event is also an opportunity to gather our esteemed members of The Refiners community, so we look forward to spending an exciting time together with all of you; you are the lifeblood of what we and the teams have accomplished over the last 3 months. Thank you again for all your support and we look forward to celebrating with you as we wind down this amazing first run!
Mike Johnston began studying the drums at the age of 5. He spent the next fifteen years studying privately with drumming legendsPete Magadini, Steve Ferrone, and Will Kennedy.
At the age of 21 he received his first major label record deal with his band Simon Says and spent the next 5 years touring the world. He received a gold record for his contributions to the Varsity Blues soundtrack and has appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman as well as on MTV's Fashionably Loud. Mike has also toured with Warner Brothers Recording artists Filter.
In 2016 Mike won the Modern Drummer Readers Poll award for Clinician/Educator of the Year.
Clara will present her last book "Social Business Imperative" and makes the case for why social media and digital have become too important and too strategic for organization leaders to completely delegate.
Clara Shih is CEO and founder of Hearsay Social, the complete client engagement solution that empowers salespeople to reach out to clients at the right time with the right message while staying in compliance with industry regulations. A pioneer in the social media industry, Clara developed the first social business application in 2007 and subsequently authored the New York Times-featured best-seller, The Facebook Era. Her latest book, The Social Business Imperative: Adapting Your Business Model to the Always-Connected Customer, was released in 2016.
Clara has been named one of Fortune’s “Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs,” Fast Company’s “Most Influential People in Technology,” BusinessWeek’s “Top Young Entrepreneurs,” and both Fortune’s and Ad Age’s “40 Under 40.” She was also named a “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum, InvestmentNews’ “40 under 40,” and “5 to Watch” in ThinkAdvisor’s 2015 IA 35 for 35.
Clara is a member of the Starbucks board of directors and previously served in a variety of technical, product, and marketing roles at Google, Microsoft, and Salesforce.com.
Renaud Visage is the technical co-founder and CTO of leading online event management company Eventbrite.
Eventbrite enables people all over the world to plan, promote, and sell out any live experience. Launched in 2006 and based in San Francisco, Eventbrite has raised $200M in venture capital. It employs more than 500 people on four continents, and is available in 14 countries and 7 languages.
When Renaud is not writing code, he’s either helping other start-ups scale and this is exactly why he will be here tonight!
Refine Series: David Spinks, CEO of CMX Media - How to build a thriving community around your startup
The Refine Series bring influential entrepreneurs from all backgrounds to the stage. Presented by The Refiners and Parisoma, each talk features a speaker with a unique success story, providing tips along the way to inspire others as they grow their business.
David Spinks is the Founder of CMX, the hub for the community industry. Forever fascinated by how technology can bring people together, he's been studying and building online communities since he was 13 years old. Before founding CMX, Spinks cofounded Feast (acquired) and BlogDash, has built community for Zaarly, LeWeb, and Udemy, and has been consulted by hundreds of leading startups and brands on their community strategy. With the CMX team, he spends every day working to study and advance the community industry, and to give community professionals the opportunity to thrive. He's also really good at growing hair.
Come to meet Fleet #1 startups and help us feed them. We promise you will get food as well... This welcome event is a fantastic opportunity to make a first contact with our recently arrived foreign founders. Come have a drink and connect with our awesome community.
The event will take place at The Refiners Bullpen in partnership with our awesome partner Parisoma.
More details soon.