atec'19 Pitching Contest

The Battle of the Big Five

This year for the first time!
Applications are closed


Starting at 4.45pm during the atec'19 on 28th October 2019

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Five Startup Teams compete for a 3-months trip to the Silicon Valley

5 pitches each 5min + 4min Q&A


In addition to our Investor Speeddating at 10am, which is open to all pre-registered RWTH Startups, 5 selected RWTH and Non-RWTH startups have the unique opportunity to take part at this year’s "Battle of the Big Five" pitch competition on our main stage and win a truly amazing price (to be announced soon).

 

3 Startups have already qualified through our Incubation Programme, 2 more Startups have a chance to apply and participate through a Wildcard.

 

The competition works as follows:

 ·        Each Startup has 5 minutes on stage to pitch their business idea to our audience

 ·        Each pitch is followed by a short 4 minutes Q&A session by the jury

 ·        The jury will choose the most convincing team during the break

 

Our price for this year's winning team:

The winner of this year’s Pitching Contest will have the unique chance to visit the Plug & Play Tech Center in Silicon Valley for their 3 months International Accelerator program. You will dive into the inspiring valley tech scene, be mentored by successful entrepreneurs, shape your pitch & product and build an outstanding network.


 

Check out Plug & Play here: https://www.plugandplaytechcenter.com/

 

Our jury for the Battle of the Big Five:

·         Hannah Boomgaarden – Program Manager of Plug & Play Startup Autobahn

·         Jan Borgstädt – Managing Partner at Join Capital

·         Marius Rosenberg – Managing Director at Adhesys Medical

 

Intrigued?

If you are a Startup that is currently in early / pre-seed phase, apply now by sending us an E-Mail

·         With your current pitch deck (5-10 pages in PDF)

·         Send it to: atec@gruenderzentrum.rwth-aachen.de (+ in cc: wiechers@time.rwth-aachen.de)

·         Subject: The Battle of the Big Five Application

 

Both RWTH and Non-RWTH Startups are welcome!

RWTH Startups, feel free to send your work-in-progress pitch decks for of the atec Speeddating.

 

Application deadline:

20th of October 2019, 11:59pm

 



We look forward to the first "Battle of the Big Five" at atec'19