How will the contestants, semi finalists and finalists be selected?

The contestants who will be invited to pitch in the preliminary rounds at Bits & Pretzels 2023 will be selected by an international jury of investors. In the thematically clustered preliminary rounds, the startups compete against each other with a 3-minute pitch in front of an expert jury who follows up with a Q&A. One winner emerges from each preliminary round and those semi finalists then compete in a playoffs for a place in the grand final. Once again, it’s our jury who decides who makes it on the main stage. The best competitors will be invited to join the grand final on center stage who’s winner will be selected by the international executive jury. Further details on the selection criteria can be found here (Bits & Pretzels Pitch Award).