“This was a really amazing event, high energy, high impact and the stakes as an entrepreneur pitching have never been higher”

Finalist 2014, Justin Coetzee, Founder GoMetro

“This was the most fantastic startup competition I’ve ever been part of, and I have been part of a lot of them. This was amazing.”

Champion International Final 2013, Ingrid Vanderveldt, Entrepreneur-in-residence at Dell

“It’s the vibe. This atmosphere that all these people create. At the end of the day, that’s what it’s all about.”

Host National Final Greece 2014, Michalis Stangos, Co-founder of ID-GC

Get In the Ring is an international showcase of talented startup companies on three different valuation levels, ranging from less than $1 million to beyond $10 million. There is no monetary prize, but teams compete and gain immensely from the worldwide publicity that this opportunity entails. This experience connects some of the world’s best startup companies with potential high value investors, as well as gaining new connections and clients. Jonathan Ortmans, president of the Global Entrepreneurship Network offers his support to all the competing teams and what they bring to innovation and beyond.

The figures were staggering: more than 5,000 companies applied, from more than 80 countries, through 130-plus events and more than 20,000 visitors prior to the final pitch alone. This scale is inspiring and illustrates the opportunity of such a platform, in particular with the grand champions of judges of incredible success.

Five intense rounds enable the judges to fire questions, namely how the startups plan to provide the returns investors demand. This kind of platform also allows the audience to be better informed through their responses to any criticisms or vulnerabilities highlighted in the judges’ critiques. Team, achievements, market and financials form the basis of the 30 second rounds, leading up to the freestyle stage before a champion is crowned.




53 fights for 45 victories / participation in the chp of Europe / 2 times champion of France / 8th of Final World Championship / Best athlete 2013 of Monaco


Unbeaten / – de 75kgs


20 fights for 18 wins / 1/2 finalists championship of France

Jury Get in the ring Monaco 2016

composed of Business Angels



  • 50 years old, Italian based in Monaco.
  • Investor, Entrepreneur and Business Angel.
  • Current President of Angels’ Bay Invest – Past president of Sophia Business Angels
  • Computer science, technology, finance, pharmaceutical marketing, epidemiology
  • MBA at Bocconi University – Milan

Christine FRITEAU

  • Co founder of ANGELS’ BAY INVEST
  • Business Angel since June 2009
  • Graduated from the Paris Institute of Political Studies

Roland LE ROUX

  • Head of Open Innovation of Bouygues Construction
  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology – Master of Science, Energy Engineering
  • Ecole centrale de Lyon – Diplome d’Ingenieur, Environment & Renewable

Stéphane Bermon

  • Co-founder of KB Health Partners
  • Active member at Angels’ Bay Invest
  • Sports physician and a scientist at the Monaco Institute of Sports Medicine and Surgery

More information about Mauro

Mauro started his career in Paris within the INSERM, the French National Institute for Health and Medical Research. He managed projects and data collections aimed to improve researches in epidemiology.

In 1992 he joined the French Group CEGEDIM, then started up and took the reins of the Italian subsidiaries for 15 years. Mauro develop the local and regional business of the CRM and data analysis for pharmaceutical companies and health professionals.

He played there the role of an “intrapreneur” bringing “his” companies at the first class rank within the group and in the market.

Since 2008, entrepreneur and investor in many startups coming from different countries and industries.

More information about Christine

Graduated from the Paris Institute of Political Studies with a specialization in capital markets and corporate finance. I acquired expertise in the technical fields (engineering, launching of mandatory programs and writing contracts on Derivatives and structured operations), project management and management.

Business Angel since June 2009 with investments in various sectors – Energy, Sports, Health, Hospitality, Web Marketing, Digital Art) but one thing in common: innovation.
I have been a member of the Board of Directors of the SBA since January 2014.

More information about Roland

Roland started his first entrepreneurship experience in 2005, as a student, where he cofounded a startup providing university rankings based on non-academic criteria.

He moved to the US in 2008 to launch 360Efficiency, a web based platform helping American households save energy and improve comfort in their homes.

In 2013, he was appointed Head of Open Innovation of Bouygues Construction to launch and steer innovation partnerships – in particular with startups – and to create a corporate VC fund.

Driven by sustainability and innovation, he thrives at taking the construction industry to the next level – greener, safer, more affordable and more comfortable.

Bouygues Construction is a global player in construction and services. Active in 80 countries, it designs, builds and operates buildings as well as civil and energy infrastructures.

More information about Stéphane

Dr. Stéphane Bermon is a sports physician and a scientist at the Monaco Institute of Sports Medicine and Surgery.

He is the co-founder of KB Health Partners, a health engineering company based in Monaco. He is an active member at Angels’ Bay Invest.

Stéphane holds a doctoral degree in Internal Medicine, a PhD in Exercise Sciences and a Master of Advanced Studies in Health Engineering from Ecole Centrale de Paris.

As far as his business angel activity is concerned he has a particular interest in Biotechnology, Life Sciences and Sports Business related projects.

Mentor Get in the ring Monaco 2016

Developer Ecosystems & Startups – IBM Digital Business Group



Director Europe for Developer Ecosystems & Startups at IBM



Developer Ecosystems & Startups Europe at IBM



Bluemix & Blockchain Advocate, Architect at IBM



Financial Services Senior Architect at IBM



Operation Manager at IBM

More information about Pascale

Pascale Xélot leads the Developer Ecosystems & Startups organization in Europe.  In this capacity, Pascale is in charge of IBM’s efforts to recruit startups, promote the IBM programs for entrepreneurs and Academia and develop the adoption of the IBM Bluemix Platform among developer communities.

In her previous job, Pascale was leading the European IBM Innovation Centers which were providing technical support to IBM Business Partners. Her team was also giving the second level support for Middle East Africa IBM Innovation Centers.

Prior to this role, Pascale held a number of senior strategy, market management, and business development positions within IBM.  Most recently, Pascale was the Smarter City and Government Industry manager at the Global Industry Solution Center in La Gaude. Previously, she was the Public Sector technical manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa, dealing with more than 100 countries.

Pascale joined the IT industry over 25 years ago and has consistently helped global clients enhance their performance and results by leveraging innovative technology.  Before joining IBM in 1998, Pascale was a postal consultant for the Universal Postal Union and the CIO at Citybank for the stock exchange department.

Pascale holds a  Master in Finance and International business from Clermont-Ferrand Business School and Buckinghamshire College of Higher Education followed by an IT degree. Pascale is also graduated from the Project Management Institute (PMI).

More information about Clemence

Clemence is working as a Developer Advocate for IBM in the Developer Ecosystems & Startups Europe organization. With a developer background, she is charge of recruiting Startups and supporting students and developers for new and innovative IBM solutions such as the IBM Bluemix platform.

She is interested in Internet Of Things, Mobile development, wearable technology and cognitive APIs. Clemence also has experience in front-end development and Agile methodologies.

Clemence likes to share her knowledge and also learn new technologies everyday through workshops, meetups, hackathons and developer conferences across Europe.

More information about Benjamin

I am working IBM, promoting Bluemix platform for cognitive solutions based on Web & Mobile App, IoT (Internet of Things) and Blockchain I have a Master degree in IT from France with a specialization on software design. I am a Java EE & Javascript expert and also focused on Spring technologies. I have developed an expertise on Blockchain technology at IBM using Hyperledger for Ecosystem developers & startup Europe & IBM Nice Garage

More information about Boris

Boris Khalkhal is a Financial Services Sector IT Architect at IBM in Nice. He currently works on cognitive and analytics solutions for Banking. In previous roles Boris has worked as a financial compliance Consultant,  and financial software Developer. Boris also co-founded Cyanea Systems Europe Ltd, V.C. funded application management software company in 2004.

More information about Michel

Michel is Operation Manager for the Cloud Business partners and Startups Ecosystems. He has extensive experience in operations, management control and finance within IBM.