The 2nd episode of ‘Weekly Pitch Events’ by for 2023

Top Quote 'Weekly Pitch Events' is a broadcast that introduces innovative startups and gives them the stage to pitch their ventures to high-potential investors. Knowledge-seekers who are interested can join with in every Tuesday from 5.00 pm to 7.00 p.m. GMT via LinkedIn and YouTube. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) February 10, 2023 - The 2nd episode of ‘Weekly Pitch Events’ for 2023 took off on 24th January with a group of carefully selected business founders who were ready to bring their pitch to the limelight through a platform provided by For new readers, the Weekly Pitch Events is an online broadcast that introduces innovative startups and gives them the stage to pitch their ventures to high-potential investors. Knowledge-seekers who are interested can join with For more details on the startup pitches, tune in every Tuesday from 5.00 pm to 7.00 p.m. GMT via Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube. chose three new candidates to make presentations to viewers a majority of who are investors from around the world. Our host - Massimiliano (Max) Sulpizi, is the founder of “” as well as the Managing Partner of HSMI-Corporate Advisory. While serving as CEO, Max has also worked as a venture capitalist, a business owner, and a merchant banker. In the infrastructure, fashion, real estate, and technology sectors. He has advised companies on deals worth more than €100 million and fundraising efforts totaling more than €50 million.

    The session started with Fabian Lindner (fabian.lindner ( @ ) zzinga dot com), the Co-founder of ZZINGA DRINKS LTD (Profile) dot Fabian – who has a background in sales and product development, began his pitch by sharing the aim behind their business venture, which is to create exciting new drinks while giving back to the bees dot The first product launched under this venture is Zzinga Honey Cider which he hopes to add to UK’s £2 dot 3 billion market dot

    Fabian then highlighted some issues the UK cider market is facing, “The cider market is dominated by huge players like Heineken and that leads to a market driven by volume instead of high-quality products” another problem was, the lack of innovation and sustainability not being considered. Fabian’s plan is to bring the craft beer strategy to the cider market. “Our honey cider offers a unique taste focused on honey made from only natural ingredients - organic blossom honey, it’s a premium high-quality drink and our brand stands for sustainability”, stated Fabian. Zzinga drinks differentiates itself from the rest of the market through its unique marketing strategy, by introducing the drink at festivals and public events, “This year alone we were able to let 350,000 people taste our product while making a profit of nearly half a million” added Fabian. Zzinga drinks are aimed at retail and hospitality, it’s where the volume and growth are at. In 2023 the focus is on premium retail in the UK. Fabian explained how they hope to grow in 2023 to £550,000 in revenue and reach a yearly revenue of £10 million by 2027.

    Next was Karina Murray(karina ( @ ) aunuaglobal dot org), who connected with the session all the way from Ireland dot Karina is the Founder and CEO of AUNUA Global (Profile), which is now an award-winning organization based in Dublin dot AUNUA Global aims to nurture creative thinking, philanthropy, and entrepreneurship dot “Our educational system is not preparing our children for the future that lies ahead, we have all witnessed it firsthand” explained Karina dot Her solution is a change in academic focus and aims to nurture each child’s unique abilities at the core of their learning dot

    AUNUA Global engages in numerous projects - such as the Generation Unite project which helps bridge the gap between the young generations and the senior generations. “We hope to provide senior retired professionals and youth an opportunity to exchange knowledge to have someone to help or encourage them to make better choices in life in that way we hope this program can cultivate a better appreciation of two generational gaps” elaborated Karina. AUNUA Global has also built an UN-Global-themed metaverse, to create a young inclusive community, where they can learn about the world with other participants from different nations. Karina explained that they also have plans to launch an online shop – which will be an opportunity source to gain returns for investors.

    The third and final pitch was given by Himanshu Agrawal (himanshu ( @ ) schooglink dot com), who is the Founder and CEO of SCHOOGLINK(Profile). Himanshu has studied at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and he has been working in the space of affordable education for the last six years, which leads us to the presentation Himanshu prepared.

    SCHOOGLINK is a tech-driven learning model, with localized vernacular content. “We are using an AI-enabled 360-degree smart classroom environment” explained Himanshu. He went on to show that globally there are 1.5 billion K-12 students out of which (unfortunately) 600 million (nearly 40%) of the student base still lack basic skills of mathematics and reading although two-thirds of them go to school. In India, it is 265 million K-12 students out of which 85% face a diverse academic challenge, like poor public education, lack of parental guidance, etc. – this is the focus market for SCHOOGLINK. “By our estimates, this is a $10.8 billion annual revenue market that we are focusing on” explained Himanshu. As of date, SCHOOGLINK has spread across 4 states of India. They have also extended government and private schools under a B2B model. In terms of revenue, to date, SCHOOGLINK has obtained $400,000. For the 2023 financial year, SCHOOGLINK is targeting up to $200,000. “225 million students in rural India if each of them is paying four dollars per month into 12 months simple mathematics that's $10.8 billion revenue currently going unrecognized, this is the revenue that we are funneling”, added Himanshu. He also explained how SCHOOGLINK hoping to grow from their current 20 centers to 5000 learning centers in 5 years, targeting a revenue of $400 million. The pitch concluded with Himanshu requesting a fund of $4 million which will be invested in expanding the learning centers to 200.

    Our host, Max, ended the session with a final question, “Why should investors invest in your team and venture?”

    Since Himanshu started this round, by answering first. He said “All the established players are just focused on the 10% Indian urban student population so it's a huge market that is totally untapped, it creates a huge opportunity us for revenue for fast scale up and growth, that’s why I believe investors should look at it”

    Karina replied “Investing in education in our children's future is crucially important now I think it would be wonderful for them to see the vision and the opportunities that AUNUA can offer”

    Fabian who was last to respond, answered “We are also surrounded by a very experienced senior advisory team. We reached 135 000 pounds in revenue in the UK. now we need the investment to get the scale. if you are based in the UK please reach out to we can arrange some samples to be sent”

    With that, the episode accomplished the task of offering participants critical information on emerging startups. The course involves free membership to, which gives participants access to marketing and promotion options and puts them in touch with investors directly. For more details on upcoming sessions and events, go to and social media pages on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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