ENRICH in the USA Funding Summit at SXSW Online 2021

ENRICH USA (European Network of Research and Innovation Centres and hubs, USA) is organizing a virtual pitch event on Friday, March 19 (8:00 am to 12:00 pm pst) during SXSW.


The event is dedicated to Global Startups, and more specifically to European (also from EU "associated countries") tech entrepreneurs, pitching to Silicon Valley investors and US incubation/acceleration ecosystems (US universities' included).


They will thus be introducing a selection of 24 startups to 24 top US investors (early stage VCs, business angels and equity accelerators - from the Silicon Valley in majority) plus a selection of ENRICH in the USA soft landing hubs and ecosystems.




Welcome and Introduction from ENRICH in the USA Centers and Hubs (30 min)


Two pitch sessions in 3 rooms in parallel (1 hour 40 minutes each).


Each session starts with a 20 min reverse pitch from investors and ecosystems followed by 4 x 20 min pitch from startups (5 min of pitch and 15 min of QA).


Suggested theme per room (inline with SXSW's topics):


- TechforEntertainment (Music, Cinema, Media, XR, and Gaming included)
- TechforCity (infrastructure and TechforCommunity included)
- TechforGood (HealthTech, FoodTech, EdTech included)




Pitch Awards:


All the pitches will be rated by the investors.

    • For the top 3 startups: $500 cash prizes

    • For the top 9 startups: Access to transatlantic support and soft landing services

Direct Applications to the ENRICH in the USA incubation joint-programs at top US universities (12 months minimum) - with no interview:


In VA: George Mason University joint program


In PA: Temple University joint program


in CA: Cal Poly University joint program


in IN: Purdue University joint program


Included: Support of Enterprise Europe Network USA (represented by EAEC, SF): 5 hours free (advice, directions and introductions).

To register:


If your registration is validated/accepted, the link to the Zoom session will be sent to you at least a week prior.


Startups should apply asap on F6S to be selected:




For sponsorship packages, including facilitating the application and selection of cohorts of startups, for one or multiple pitch events this year, please contact us at

Fecha Publicación 22/02/2021