Get Ready for BETAPITCH Global and Investors Day 2016!
On October 15, we’re combining two key events that bring the international startup scene together for one action-packed Saturday: BETAPITCH Global & Investors Day! Investors Day connects fundseeking startups with leading international investors and key players in the field. Participating startups are invited for one-on-one personal talks, workshops, keynotes, panel discussions, and PR pitch training sessions. After a busy day of networking, the finale of wordwide startup competition BETAPITCH Global kicks off. Finalists from 14 global tech capitals will go head to head, pitching for the chance to win a 5000€, a trip to Silicon valley, coworking memberships at betahaus, and many more prizes.
Evolution and growth of a Berlin-grown startup competition
From 2015 to 2016, we have doubled in size, growing from 7 to 14 pitch events across tech capitals worldwide. We witnessed inspiring developments in Swedish startups, discovered a budding entrepreneurial community in Tirana, Albania, connected with the startup scene shaking up Cairo, and found brand new partners across five cities in China. What about the alumni startups? Last year’s winning startup MedAngel is already in use in medical clinics around the world. Thingthing, the productivity app and winner from Barcelona’s local BETAPITCH is rocking it at startup competitions including 4YFN.
Startups lined up
So who are the BETAPITCH local winners lined up to pitch at the Global finale this October? Population.io won the local competition in Vienna with their fascinating demographic data project. Neurofox, who won the Berlin pitch back in April, use an innovative blend of hardware and software to help us optimise our own brains. Nordic Adventours won the event in Jönköping, Sweden, with their online platform to connect tour operators with adventurers in the Nordic wilderness. First prize in Hamburg went to sharing economy startup Hoard, and in Sofia, the coworking management platform OfficeRnD won. The winner in Tirana, Albania, was IT For Equality, who update older wheelchairs with smart, connective capabilities. Still to come are the winners from Lisbon, Cairo, Nanjing, Beijing, Shenzen, Shanghai, Jiashan, and Seoul.
Sign me up for Investors Day!
Are you a startup seeking funding? Then apply to join our Investors Day via this form.
Are you an investor looking connect with up-and-coming startups? Then get your ticket to our Investors Day here.
Are you keen to witness the happenings of Investors Day and BETAPITCH Global firsthand? Then get your ticket here.
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This year, BETAPITCH has partnered with Siemens, kloeckner.v, hub:raum, Welcome, CleanTech and YouNoodle to take the finale to the next level. Leaders in our BETAPITCH network will also take on the tough role of jury and determine the winners for 2016.
BETAPITCH Global & Investors Day 2016 is made possible by Kloeckner.v, Siemens, Hubraum Berlin, CleanTech Innovation Center Berlin, Holvi, Startup Safary, Welcome-SE, Audi, Consciousness Network, and YouNoodle!