The introduction of the jury members for the President Tech Award competition

We present to you the members of the jury who will evaluate startup projects at the final Demo Day of the President Tech Award competition, with a total prize fund of $1 million. The jury consists of leading experts in various fields.

Artificial Intelligence Technologies:

  • Andrea Accolari: VC Investor – Plug and Play
  • Dr. Nabil Hadj-Ahmed: Partner Engineer – Google

Digital Technologies in Social Direction:

  • Julia Yangs: Senior Director Microsoft for Startups/Alithi Management Consulting

Information and Cybersecurity Technologies:

  • Enes Turan: Google Developer Expert; Cloud Platform Engineer at Acedemand Consulting; Certified Professional Cloud Architect

Entrepreneurship and Financial Technologies:

  • Zhengyu Huang: Chairman – Yu Capital
  • Teodora Preda: Early Stage Investor – Plug and Play
  • Mark Luebke: Head of Global Venture – ZF Group

Computer and Mobile Gaming Programs:

  • Mike Fisher: Professor of Interactive Media – University of Southern California Interactive Media Executive, Consultant, Advisor, and Educator (Former Microsoft, Amazon, Epic Games executive)
  • Alexey Shegay: CEO / Co-Founder – iDos Games

As well as Venture Investors:

  • Carolina Weiss: Partner – Plug and Play
  • Francesco Cracolici: CEO & GP – Nomadic Minds

The jury will evaluate startup projects based on 10 criteria:

  • Target Market
  • Problem or Need
  • Solution
  • Team, Board of Directors, Consultants
  • Traction
  • Competition and Competitive Advantages
  • Revenue Model
  • Strategy
  • Financial Projections
  • Overall Presentation/Q&A

A reminder that the final stage, Demo Day, will take place on November 23 and 24 at the Conference Hall of the Ministry of Digital Technologies building.

  • On November 23, presentations will be held for all five directions, during which potential winners will be determined.
  • On November 24, invited experts will give speeches, and final presentations by the teams will take place.

Teams that were not selected will receive feedback from Plug and Play experts, providing them with the opportunity to refine their startups.

To participate in the final day of the event on November 24, kindly complete the registration form: