"STAN's 14th Pitching Session: Spotlight on Innovation"

The 14th pitching session of the Science & Technology Angels Network (STAN) took place on October 19, 2023. During this event, STAN angels convened to engage with startups seeking to bring their ideas to enhance their current ideas and products through added resources and guidance.

22 qualifying startups submitted applications to join the STAN pitching session. The selection process was rigorous, as choosing the participants who would present their pitches to STAN angels proved to be a challenging task. For this purposes, the preselection contest was conducted by the STAN pre-selection committee with over 16 startups presenting their ideas, products and services. The pre-selection committee members for the 14th pitching session were STAN Angels Hratch Sofoian, Vahram Sukyas, Zarik Boghossian, Sassoon Kosian, Vahan Vardanyan, and STAN CEO Ruben Osipyan.

The selected startups were evaluated based on the factors such as the startups' preparedness, their current stage of development, alignment with the specified target areas, the disruption and scaling potential, industry/market trends, traction and presentation level. STAN usually gives preference to startups involved in scientific and technological innovation, placing a particular emphasis on AI as a foundational technology or integrated into diverse industry verticals.

After a careful selection, 11 startups were chosen for the main pitch. Here is the startups list:

Sceyt is dedicated to facilitating complex communication solutions like in-app chat and calling for businesses of all sizes. With Sceyt you can add a fully featured chat to your app in minutes, and launch faster.

Octopulse AI is created for simplifying campaign launches - no data science or content teams needed.

OHMYSYNT is a cloud platform that helps marketers personalize AI-generated content for their brands, ensuring it aligns with specific products, ambassadors, and styles.

Knoxlabs is the only everything AR/VR marketplace that offers easy buy, sell, and product discovery.

Waveye is an early-stage technology startup focused on imaging radars for autonomous platforms.

10X Immersive helps children/patients to have less painful, anxiety-free pediatric dental procedures using a personalized most immersive Virtual Reality system.

Optimyzee, Inc. is an automation tool for Google Search Ads creation.

Grate Media is a platform that provides food mavericks a media, brand and commerce marketplace to help drive visibility and earnings potential.

Biocentric.AI is a vanguard in the integration of state-of-the-art AI methods for efficient utilization of three-dimensional molecular data with large-scale molecular modeling, underpinned by fundamental biophysical principles of drive drug-target interactions.

ChainGuard is a community-driven blockchain analytics platform empowering individuals and businesses to track, evaluate, and act upon real-time crypto transactions.

HopShop - Our portfolio startup raised funds this round with a new approach to an AI visual search for fashion and social media content. HopShop is an app designed for the fashion influencers who create an instant online store to monetize their social media accounts by listing the looks they wear on posts.

Following the pitching session, the STAN team is currently in the process of organizing the follow-up meetings between the startups and the angels interested in investing in the promising ventures.

Stay tuned to learn more about the upcoming pitching sessions and when to apply!

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