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Final chance to apply for this year’s Pitch Competition – finals to be held at our upcoming EU-Startups Summit (April 28-30)

This year’s edition of the EU-Startups Summit will be held as an online event on April 28-30. We’ll have inspiring speakers, great networking opportunities, but most importantly: An exciting Pitch Competition with 15 of Europe’s most promising early-stage startups!

Due to popular demand we’ve just re-opened the application phase of our annual pitch competition for the next 24h (until March 19, 4pm CET). Our goal is to showcase Europe’s best seed and pre-seed startups out there! For this year’s pitch competition, we expect over 1,000 applications.

Prize-Package-2021The Prize Package: The winning startup team of this year’s Pitch Competition will receive a prize package with a value of about €78,500 and gets prominently featured by EU-Startups and other publications. The prize package will include up to $30K in AWS Credits and premium support, €9K in credits for an enterprise package of the social media monitoring tool Senti.One, €8.5K in credits for an explainer video maker account of mysimpleshow, €2K in credits for the design platform 99designs by Vistaprint, a Spaces coworking membership for 2 people & 1 year (value: €4.8K), a 1 year Guru Plan for SEMrush worth €2.2K, 1 year of Pipedrive – professional package for 10 team members (value: ~€6K), €2K in credits for the cloud communications platform Vonage, which allows startups to integrate voice, video and messaging into their applications, $10K credits across Freshworks business software products, the annual suite plan for the lead finding platform FindThatLead (valued ~$4K) and a 5 year CLUB membership + an exhibition table at the EU-Startups Summit 2022 and 3 tickets (total value: ~€6K).

The Jury: The selected teams will get a lot of valuable feedback from a jury of well-known venture capital investors. The jury consists of Lucile Cornet (Eight Roads), Beatrice Aliprandi (Talis Capital), Borja Breña (Nauta Capital) and Lina Chong (Target Global).


In addition, we’ll have many more VC firms, business angels and startup accelerators among our attendees. And: We’ll have good networking functionalities which will help you to find the right contacts.

Apply now: If you’d like to pitch your startup with a 2-minute-presentation in front of a large and interested audience of investors, startup enthusiasts, media people and an expert jury, you can now apply here! The application deadline is on March 19.

Precondition: Your startup should be in pre-seed or seed stage, not older than 2 years, should have raised no VC funding yet (or less than €500K) and has to be based in Europe (incl. UK, Norway, Switzerland, etc.).

Timings & Tickets: The EU-Startups Summit will take place on April 28-30 online. Aside of the pitch competition there will be many more highlights that will be announced soon. Tickets are available here.

Thomas Ohr
Thomas Ohr
Thomas Ohr is the "Editor in Chief" of EU-Startups.com and started the blog in October 2010. He is excited about Europe's future, passionate about new business ideas and lives in Barcelona (Spain).

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