Apply now to join the finals of our big Pitch Competition at the EU-Startups Summit on May 12-13 in Barcelona

On May 12-13, we’re going to host this year’s edition of the EU-Startups Summit in sunny Barcelona. We’ll have inspiring speakers like founders & CEOs of TravelPerk, ManoMano, CoachHub, Omio, Tiendeo, Criteo, Railsbank, Electronic Arts (and many more!), great networking opportunities, an “Investors on Stage” session, a workshop stage, and exhibition hall, but most importantly: An exciting Pitch Competition with 15 of Europe’s most promising early-stage startups!

Like every year, our goal here is to find and showcase Europe’s very best seed and pre-seed startups out there! For this year’s pitch competition, we expect a total of about 1,500 applications. The application phase starts now and closes on March 16. You can apply here!

The Prize Package:

The Prize Package for the winning startup will be worth around €90K in total. It includes the following benefits:

  • €50K investment proposal by APX (after a quick due diligence process). APX is Europe’s leading earliest-stage VC, backed by Axel Springer and Porsche, and supports and partners with the most ambitious pre-seed startups from Europe and beyond – often as their first investor.
  • $10K in Freshworks credits, across Freshworks business software products, including CRM, LiveChat, support, marketing automation, ITSM, and HRMS.
  • €8.5K in credits for an explainer video maker account of mysimpleshow.
  • 1 year of Pipedrive (Sales CRM) – professional package of Pipedrive for 10 team members (value: ~€6K).
  • 1 year Outgrow essentials plan for up to 20 users (total value: ~$6.5k). Outgrow helps you create calcs, quizzes, chatbots (etc.) to acquire, qualify & engage leads.
  • 3 year CLUB membership and an exhibition table at the EU-Startups Summit 2023, including 3 event tickets (total package value: ~€5K)
  • €3K in credits for the cloud communications platform Vonage, which allows startups to integrate voice, video and messaging into their applications.
  • 1 year Guru Plan for SEMrush worth €2.2K, which gives you access to their SEO and online visibility management SaaS platform.

The Jury:

The selected teams will get a lot of valuable feedback from a jury of well-known venture capital investors. The jury that we put together for the in-person editon of this year’s EU-Startups Summit consists of Lina Chong (Target Global), Volker Hirsch (Amadeus Capital Partners), Dr. Aline Vedder (Lakestar), Henric Hungerhoff (APX).

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In addition, we’ll have many more VC firms, business angels and startup accelerators among our attendees. And: We’ll have a great networking app with AI-powered functionalities to help you to find the right contacts.

How to apply:

If you’d like to pitch your startup with a 3-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 16!

Precondition: Your startup should be in pre-seed or seed stage, not older than 2 ½ years, should have raised no venture capital yet (or less than €500K) and has to be based in Europe (EU plus UK, Norway, Switzerland, etc.).

Timings & Tickets: The EU-Startups Summit will take place on May 12-13 in beautiful Barcelona. Aside of the pitch competition there will be many more highlights, which we are now announcing on a weekly basis. Tickets are available here.