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Thursday, September 16th, 2021

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Time: 3:00 - 6:00pm PST  


YES! Demo Day 2021 is here, and we are celebrating with YOU!

Come join us and be inspired by the young innovators that will be pitching their businesses to our panel of industry experts and VCs for the chance to receive up to $30,000 in seed-funding. 

What is the YES! Program?

Learn more about what YES! is and how to get involved.


Meet Our Finalists

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OPEX

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 Kiyner Corp


Meet Our Judges

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Tim Draper

Founder, BizWorld.org
Founder, Draper Associates & Draper Venture Network

Tim Draper founded Draper Associates, DFJ and the Draper Venture Network, a global network of venture capital funds. Funded Coinbase, Baidu, Tesla, Skype, SpaceX, Twitch, Hotmail, Focus Media, Robinhood, Athenahealth, Box, Cruise Automation, Carta, Planet, PTC and 15 other unicorns from early/first rounds.

He is a supporter and global thought leader for entrepreneurs everywhere, and is a leading spokesperson for Bitcoin and decentralization, having won the Bitcoin US Marshall’s auction in 2014, invested in over 50 crypto companies, and led investments in Coinbase, Ledger, Tezos, and Bancor, among others.

He is regularly featured on all major networks as a proponent for entrepreneurship, innovative governance, free markets and Bitcoin, and has received various awards and honors including the World Entrepreneurship Forum’s “Entrepreneur of the World,” and is listed as one of the top 100 most powerful people in finance by Worth Magazine, the top 20 most influential people in Crypto by CryptoWeekly, #1 most networked VC by AlwaysOn, #7 on the Forbes Midas List, member of the Global Guru 30 Startup Gurus in the world, and #48 most influential Harvard Alum.

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Erika Cramer

Managing Member & General Partner,
How Woman Invest

Ms. Cramer is a Managing Member and General Partner for How Women Invest, a gender lens venture firm investing in early-stage, tech-enabled startups. She is a 25-year veteran investment banker in the financial services industry having focused on mergers and acquisitions within the asset management, wealth advisory and fintech solution sectors. 

Over the course of her career, she advised public and private financial services firms on over 52 transactions representing over $240 billion in assets under management in consolidations and co-founded an investment banking boutique, acquired by Raymond James Financial.

A Latina, she is a diverse, experienced board director having served with Atlanta Life Insurance Company, OpenInvest (ESG fintech firm acquired by J.P. Morgan Chase), and Trips for Kids Marin. Ms. Cramer is an active speaker and mentor for women in finance and leadership; she is a member of How Women Lead, the Athena Alliance, NACD, and 100 Women in Finance Along with her husband, Ms. Cramer is engaged with their family office. She is the mother of two daughters, an advocate for individuals with intellectual disabilities, and can be found cycling the scenic routes of California and New York, or at live music festivals.

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Mergen Chuluun

Managing Partner, Exponential Partners
Founder, Growth Summit Global

Mergen Chuluun is an innovative change maker and connector with passion to make positive contributions to the world.  His passions and expertise revolve around growth management, technology, and bio/organics.  He has a global network he can leverage to help others succeed in business and life. 

Mergen is Founder of Exponential Partners, Founder of Growth Summit Global, Investor at BioAmidral organic retail, Senior Advisor at STS Capital International M&A Firm, Asia Ambassador for International Deal Gateway, amongst other investments and ventures. 

Mergen was Managing Director at Wagner Asia Automotive (official Ford & Land Rover importer & dealer) and as Group Leadership Team Member at Wagner Asia Group (official Caterpillar dealership & 4 other businesses, with more than $250 million revenues and 1,200 employees). 

Mergen was also Executive Director of The Business Council of Mongolia, the leading association representing national business interests, international investors, and market leaders, and worked on 15 major policies affecting business environment.  He also served on Prime Minister's Economic Policy Council for two years.

Mergen founded the first internet marketing agency in Mongolia and also was the first podcaster in Mongolia, initiating and running “Mongolia Business Podcast” with focus on doing business & investing in Mongolia.  He also has experience as a financial analyst, helping increase profits, at multi-billion dollar distribution and $100+ million dollar manufacturing companies in the USA in early to mid 2000’s.  Upon returning to Mongolia in 2007, Mergen set up a daughter company to a top 100 company that now represents leading global FMCG brands.

Mergen studied the Presidents Program at Harvard Business School and Bachelors in Business Administration with focus on Computer Information Systems, Finance, & Entrepreneurship at Colorado State University.  He has also organized international events, given talks at international and local summits, and ran training workshops for top companies.  Mergen is an active member of the prestigious Young Presidents Organization and serves as Board Member for YPO Entrepreneurship & Innovation network with 6,000 founders, investors, and CEO’s around the world (and served on YPO North Asia regional board for 6 years). 

Interesting personal achievements include being able to dunk a basketball after plyometric training at age 19 (height 177cm; just under 5'10"), running around a lake (Ugii Nuur 23km, 2012), and scoring 97th percentile on GMAT. 

Mergen is also a mentor at startup programs since 2011 (Startup Weekend Mongolia, Hub Innovation Center, Startup Terminal, SMS Marketing Space, SeedStars, etc) as well as about a dozen or so promising young talent.  He is former President of Rotary Club of Ulaanbaatar and Past Chairman of AIESEC Mongolia.

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Jared Yellin

CEO & Co-Founder,
10x Incubator

Non-techy tech Co-Founder of dozens of companies, Jared brings an extremely unique perspective to launching tech companies that cash flow and scale rapidly. With his ability to build a team, create a culture of excellence, and lead a movement of fellow tech co-founders, he has become most known for his commitment to successfully launch 10,000 tech companies in 10 years.


Meet The Cohorts

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