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Pitch Night — The Refiners Fleet #5

  • Parisoma 169 11th Street San Francisco, CA, 94103 United States (map)


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...

We host this event for startup lovers, entrepreneurs,  investors, robots, and more, to see our newest fleet of world-class startups before they conclude our program and take flight. This is a special occasion for attendees to get a first glimpse at the startup's pitches, meet the founders, and connect with Silicon Valley's finest at the event.

We see Pitch Night as an opportunity to bring The Refiners Network of mentors, investors, and supporters together to celebrate the conclusion of Fleet #5. Use this event to enable your opportunity to meet like-minded people, industry experts, investors, and entrepreneurs. 

 Pitch Night — Fleet #4

Pitch Night — Fleet #4


  • You are a lover and advocate of the startup ecosystem

  • You want to see the next cohort of world-class tech startups

  • You want to speak and connect with hungry entrepreneurs (literally and figuratively)

  • You want to promote entrepreneurial equality and opportunity in Silicon Valley



The Refiners Welcome Message

Fleet #5 Startup Pitches

Networking Reception (aka party time)

PS -- Finger food and drinks will be provided by The Refiners :D


In Fleet #5, we are proud to welcome entrepreneurs of 17 nationalities -- Belgian, British, Canadian, Czech, English, French, Finnish, Irish, Israeli, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swiss, Tunisian, Ukrainian, and American.



  1. Aware — Platform as a Service for infrastructure monitoring combining 3D imaging, mesh networking and machine learning.

  2. Dunforce — Dunforce brings smart automation to cash collection so that small companies avoid late payment.

  3. Elsi — We attack the rise of skin sensitivity by developing clean, science-backed products that respect our skin’s natural ecosystem.

  4. Okaya — A marketplace using biometrics and environmental analysis to monitor a user’s fatigue in real-time and match them with the most appropriate wellbeing professionals.

  5. Ovio — We empower change-makers by accelerating tech volunteering and connecting big ideas to the skills they need to succeed.

  6. PocketConfidant — A digital confidant that brings clarity and perspective to people’s daily decisions.

  7. Pona — Pona minimizes food waste by finding delicious unsold takeout food discounted at restaurants near you.

  8. Trailze — Trailze starts where Google Maps ends. It’s creating the world first Outdoor Dynamic Map to enable the Teslas and Ubers of the outdoor world.

  9. Wild AI — Wild AI empowers humans to reach their goals.

  10. Workali — Workali uses artificial intelligence to accelerate talent discovery. We are a plugin to acquire, filter and organize applicants.

  11. Zar — Zar cuts the long and tedious learning process in eSport by enabling gamers to improve their skills while they play.


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