Will Smith, Ashton Kutcher, Stephen Curry or Marc Benioff were not the only stars attending the TechCrunch Disrupt 2019! Seven Czech companies, which offer state-of-the-art technologies in their fields moved to San Francisco for one week to present their worldwide competitive products to the most tech-savvy and startup-focused audience on the planet. 

We kicked-off the week on Monday when we hosted a Czechoslovak get-together with a panel discussion with Czech and Slovak founders and businessmen based in the United States. Our panelists discussed the initial obstacles of doing business across the pond, highlighted the main differences in culture and communication and evaluated their experience from their professional life in the New World.

On Tuesday, we hosted workshops and presentations during which our visiting companies got to know the American way of "surviving" in the startup world and learnt how to attract VC capital, how to give the best pitch, how to find the right contacts and how to create a product that customers will want to buy. 

In the evening, CzechInvest hosted the biggest Central and Eastern European event of the year that aimed to promote the region as a community of highly-educated, innovative and worldwide competitive talent, which has not been fully discovered by the Western world yet. Six successful founders on our panel, two moderators and a brilliant key note speech given by a Stanford professor were the pillars of success of this unprecedented event, which, as we believe, will contribute to the flourishing of cooperation among CEE communities.


Monday (Sept-30-2019)

06:00pm - 09:00pm - Kickoff večer (welcome evening)

  • Czech&Slovak Networking evening 

Venue: Galvanize (44 Tehama St)


Tuesday (Oct-01-2019)

08:30am - 10:00am - Introduction into Silicon Valley

  • 08:30am - 09:00am - Doing business in SV
  • Miro Tenkl, West Coast Operations Director, CzechInvest

  • 09:00am - 10:00am - How to build an effective team
  • Max Shapiro, CEO, PeopleConnect

Venue: Galvanize (44 Tehama St, SF)

10:00am - 12:00pm - Workshop by US Angels

  • How to deliver a comprehensive and appealing message about your business in one minute
  • John Ricci, Founder, US Angels

Venue: Galvanize (44 Tehama St, SF)

01:00pm - 02:00pm - Presentation by HP Ventures

Venue: Galvanize (44 Tehama St, SF)

02:15pm - 03:15pm - Meet-up with a successful SV founder

Venue: Galvanize (44 Tehama St, SF)

06:00pm - 09:00pm - Underdogs turning into Tigers

  • Why CEE countries have what it takes to conquer the Valley

Venue: Silicon Valley Bank (505 Howard St, 3rd Floor)

Keynote speaker


  • Miro Tenkl, Director of West Coast Operations, CzechInvest


  • George Roth, Co-Founder, Recognos Inc., Honorary Consul of Romania in SF (Romania)

  • David Semerad,  Co-Founder, STRV, CEO (and Co-Founder), Kindest, (Czechia)

Wednesday - Friday (Oct-02/04-2019)

Stands of Czech start-ups at TechCrunch Disrupt


@ TechCrunch Disrupt 2019

Founded: 2018

Field: Telecommunications, IT

Brigr offers technological solutions that enable mobile users to use applications without having access to any mobile data or balance. With almost two decades of expertise in the telecommunications sphere, the company aims high with its revolutionary concept of putting a switch between land telecommunications and low-orbital internet providers.

Founded:  2016

Field: Information Technology and Services

Enehano enables their clients to automate marketing, sales, billing and customer experience (CX) of their SaaS businesses by using Salesforce as a tool. They are proud Salesforce Gold Partner and Salesforce Rising Star award holders and have cooperated with renown telecommunications giants such as T-Mobile and O2 as well as with start-ups.

Founded: 2016

Field: Information Technology and Services

eParkomat aims to become the leader in on-street parking monitoring without owning any parking spots. They combine statistics and real-time data to provide the best recommendation for where to park in a city. Their big data-based technology delivers predictions without using any cameras or sensors and follows residual data from devices connected to mobile operators such as Deutsche Telekom and T-Mobile.

Founded: 2017

Field: Information Technology and Services

Exconma has developed proprietary tools for visualisation, search, recognition and transformation of inefficient, obsolete and redundant (parts of) applications in a client's code. The company facilitates code streamlining and modernisation by offering easy-to-use and reversible methods of making changes to mainframe applications.

Founded: 2018

Field: E-sports AI Analytics is an AI-driven analytics platform computing live e-sports odds and enabling 24/7 betting. Their solution increases profit margin and boosts betting volume for bookmakers. Their models monitor more than 100 variables in live matches, which enables to provide high-precision results

Founded: 2017

Field: Information Technology and Services

Sensority is an IoT devices developer integrating clients in the Industry 4.0. Their scope of activities ranges from parking sensors and position monitoring equipment to remote management of industrial machines. Sensority offers highly-customisable products encompassing software, hardware and firmware solutions.

Founded: 2018

Field: Logistics and Supply Chain

Wereldo has developed an optimisation algorithm for automated transport planning based on market prices, not kilometres.  By using their service, customers can easily plan and book transportation for their goods while having quick access to all documentation and data they might require to share with their shipping partners.