Introducing Miratech’s R&D4Equity Pitch Night

Exciting Addition to M-FORCE19

R&D4Equity Pitch Night New York: October 23

Join us to pitch your vision, your innovation, and your company as Miratech assembles the region’s leading investment firms and global enterprises for M-Force19 and inviting some of the most innovative technology start-ups to pitch their companies to leading investment firms, angel investors, technologists, and corporations as part of our new R&D4Equity Pitch Night. This year’s event in Europe was co-hosted by our sponsor KPMG. The event host partner for the R&D4Equity Pitch Night in the US is SAP Next-Gen, an open innovation space in NYC.

For each of the events, M-Force19 Europe and M-Force19 North America, Miratech and our M-Force19 sponsors will select 15 of the most innovative start-ups from those that apply to present live pitches on the first day of M-Force19 in both Kyiv, June 26 and New York, October 23. M-Force19 provides a truly unique opportunity for start-ups to speak directly to investors, as well as technologists, potential clients and partners.


M-Force is a vital part of Miratech’s Value Innovation Ecosystem, which is an established network of startups, investors, global enterprises, and partners that has been expanding since our inception in 1989.

The cross-disciplinary, cross-sector networking environment at M-Force creates a unique opportunity for visionaries to accelerate their innovation model and define truly new ways that improve their product or service, eliminate costs by reducing undesired product elements. The unique interactions at M-Force enable entrepreneurs and investors to collaborate on the key factors each industry competes on to increase buyer value and build solutions their industry currently doesn’t offer.

Exactly How Miratech Enables Value Innovation

Are you a STARTUP looking for tech partners or to get funding?

Who we are looking for:

  • Disruptive B2B tech-startups in the emerging areas: Blockchain, AI, IoT, fintech, robotics, NLP, machine learning, IVR, and more
  • Companies with a third-party capital involved, post-seed round, series A/B
  • Companies looking to raise additional capital and attention to their solution globally, and meet potential investors and end-Clients

What’s in it for you:

  • Get your air time in front of leading investment firms, angel investors, technologists, and corporations
  • Win the chance for funding and receive Miratech’s R&D4Equity support
  • Connect with corporations who can potentially adopt your technology

Are you looking for the latest tech innovations?

Investors/VCs & PE Firms:

  • Discover new ways to make smart investments
  • Explore how you can lower your risks and accelerate ROIs by partnering with Miratech
  • Meet first selections of best-of-breed tech startups exiting accelerators and incubators
  • Meet likeminded investors looking at the most disruptive solutions around Blockchain, AI, machine learning, and more

Incubators and Accelerators:

  • Learn about how Miratech’s technical expertise can increase the success of your startups
  • Promote your current startups to an elite group of investors and business leaders
  • Connect with businesses to help them accelerate their innovation
  • Register your startup(s) for R&D4Equity Pitch Night here Night here


  • See the latest trends and disruptions that will be affecting your industries
  • Network with accelerators and incubators to connect on future opportunities
  • Find potential co-investors and co-creators for your own organizational innovation
  • Learn about how value innovation is occurring today

Our Speakers


Wednesday, Oct 23 Dress-code: Smart Casual Location: SAP Next-Gen SAP Leonardo Center | NYC, 10 Hudson Yards Event Host: Maureen Loftus
4:00 pm – 8:30 pm R&D4Equity Pitch Night
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Registration & Networking
 4:30 pm – 4:40 pm Opening Remarks by Miratech, Maureen Loftus, Program Manager, R&D4Equity
 4:40 pm – 4:45 pm Welcome by SAP Next-Gen
 4:45 pm – 5:00 pm Raising Money in Today’s Venture Financing Markets, by Jeremy Glaser, Mintz Venture Capital & Emerging Companies Practice
 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Startup Pitches Track A (AR)
 5:30 pm – 5:40 pm Break
5:40 pm – 5:55 pm Investing in AI-Enabled Machines, by Oliver Mitchell, Venture Partner, ff Venture Capital
 5:55 pm – 6:25 pm Startup Pitches Track B (AI)
 6:25 pm – 6:35 pm Break
 6:35 pm – 7:05 pm Startup Pitches Track C (Blockchain+Other)
 7:05 pm – 7:10 pm Introducing TechBlaster2020, by Jeff Barnes, Owner and Managing Member, TechBlaster2020 LLC
 7:10 pm – 7:15 pm Winner Announcement
 7:15 pm – 8:30 pm Closing and Networking

Sponsors and Partners

Check Out Last Year`s Highlights

See all the videos from Kyiv Pitch Night here
See all the videos from New York Pitch Night here

 Pitch Night North America Venue

SAP Leonardo Center and SAP Next-Gen Lab NYC, 10 Hudson Yards, New York, NY 10001, USA

The SAP Leonardo Center and SAP Next-Gen Lab NYC is located on the 48th floor of 10 Hudson Yards. It is an open innovation with purpose space that hosts a range of events including customer engagements, thought leadership workshops, summits, and more.

About R&D4Equity

Miratech’s R&D4Equity solution creates new ways to fund start-ups while creating world-class technology teams to help execute their vision. Click here for more info.

For more information on participating in the R&D4Equity Pitch Night and to fill out an application form click here.