A serious & interactive startup competition
The second edition of the Pitch Marathon will be held on July 31st, 2013 in Berlin. On one side, 42 top startups (mainly from accelerators, incubators and other entrepreneur programs) from across Europe will be pitching, and on the other side, a room full of great investors.
Our goal is to help European based startups to get in touch, build relationships and raise money from investors around the world.
How does it work?
2. We will host 4 one-hour pitching sessions, each with at least 10 startups presenting for 5 minutes in quick succession. In order to maximize the interaction between investors and founders we play a game, a very serious game. Investors will have a chance to meet with the founders between the sessions and reward their favorite startups with “Pitch Marathon Euro”. At the beginning of every break each investor will receive 1 million “Pitch Marathon Euro”. The startup with the most “cash” at the end of the event becomes the Grand Prize winner.
We don’t have a regular judge panel, feedback or Q&A part after each pitch, but all that happens during the break when all attending investors, will judge through the game, ask questions and give feedback to the selected startups.
What happened at the first edition?
In March 2013 we hosted the first edition of the Pitch Marathon with over 180 startup applicants, in the end 46 selected startups pitched in front of more than 120 investors and spectators. The event was covered in TV and newspapers like “Die Welt” and “Wirtschafts Woche” and some great relationships have been made.