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STARTUP
PITCH
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Startup? Pitch and get funding.
100 chosen startups are fighting in six different industry clusters to reach the grand finale. A group of prime VCs and investors will challenge the participants in the first round until only the best six startups – our finalists – are left. They'll get the chance to present their companies on our Center Stage and pitch to 5,000 attendees.
A priceless experience
A trip to Sir Richard Branson's own Necker Island? Being part of the Extreme Tech Challenge? Meeting awesome people from all over the world? #Truestory! This is a once in a lifetime experience and a prize money can't buy; and YOU have the chance to get it!

The winner will travel to Sir Richard Branson's very own Necker Island to be part of the
30,000 $ AWS Credits for each of the six finalists
AWS is a secure cloud services platform, offering compute power, database storage, and other functionality to help businesses scale and grow. Millions of customers are currently leveraging AWS to build applications with increased flexibility, scalability and reliability.
250,000 € special TV Media Prize for B2C startups
The ProSiebenSat.1 Accelerator will hand out another great prize. One of the 100 competing startups - which has to have a B2C focus - will win a TV media volume worth 250,000€!
“An experience for which I will be grateful for the rest of my life!”
Freya Oehle
Winner of Startup Pitch 2016
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Semi finalists 2017
4hundred GmbH
A values-based electricity and gas supplier for the digital generation. Doing good, being honest and treating people fairly: 1 price for all customers, 4% interest on credit balances, effortless mobile interactions & a community of like-minded people
Country:
Germany
AIRTEAM
At AIRTEAM we simplify and automate inspections with drones
Country:
Germany
AIRY GreenTech GmbH
AIRY is the first device, which cleans the air in-doors in a natural way. One AIRY system neutralizes about 75% of the most dangerous environmental toxines in a room of 30sqm within 24 hours.
Country:
Germany
Abacus Accounting Technologies
Abacus is a data science company for the accounting and auditing industry. We develop a self-learning accountant, which helps to automatically generate book-keeping transactions and ensure their legal compliance. The AI is globally employable
Country:
Austria
Accordium
Accordium creates beautiful software that helps sales teams sell more. Our new technology automates contract processes and makes it simple to forecast success. With our solution, sales teams can create, negotiate and sign contracts faster.
Country:
Denmark
Acrai
Acrai has the vision to make agriculture more sustainable & efficient. In a first step, we aim to disrupt the $26B herbicides industry. We build robots, which use deep learning based computer vision to classify and localize crops and weeds.
Country:
Germany
Adaptive Simulations Sweden AB
We make simulations easy. Our fully Automated Flow Prediction software enables engineers, without any prior experience, to conduct simulations early in the design process. With our solution (SaaS) architects can simulate wind and indoor comfort.
Country:
Sweden
Agrando
Agrando is an independent and unbiased SaaS trading platform for farmers and suppliers. Agrando's mission is make communications, interactions and transactions between farmers and suppliers more powerful, more trustworthy and easier than ever before.
Country:
Germany
Atlas Technologies B.V. - "Lightyear"
We are building the electric car that charges itself with clean solar energy. This concept is a game changer in the transition towards zero emission mobility. We offer a solution to the 97% of the world without the possibility to drive electric now.
Country:
Netherlands
Blickfeld GmbH
LiDAR environment perception: We develop and sell scanning LiDAR sensors and software which capture, perceive and understand the environment. Our founders have a startup, IP & research background and build a world-class tech team for a dope product.
Country:
Germany
Book a Street Artist
ArtTech. We bring top notch technology to artists that want to get discover and sell their services on our platform. Over 500 services have been booked in the past months. We are present in over 7 cities europe-wide.
Country:
Germany
CATCHYS GmbH
Catchys is the #1 meta-platform for second hand and off-price products. With more than 5 million unique products listed, you find the largest offer worldwide and can be sure to catch the best deal!
Country:
Germany
Cardiomo Care Inc
The first consumer health monitoring ecosystem, by tracking the main vital signs we provide deep analysis using AI, in case of detecting of health or cardio issues we inform the user and recommend the necessary time to visit a doctor.
Country:
United States
Crashtest Security GmbH
Cyber Security powered by AI to detect critical vulnerabilities of web applications in real-time
Country:
Germany
Doctrina
We help pharma companies to get their product to the market FAST - in just 2 weeks, by educating pharmacists on our platform. Sales reps in average talk to 1.3 pharmacists per visit, we improve that number by 300%!We work with 9/10 biggest Big Pharma
Country:
Slovenia
Donkey Republic
Donkey Republic: Pan-European bike share platform. Riders find a bike on their phone. Bikes are owned and maintained by local operator partners.
Country:
Denmark
FairFleet
FairFleet: A Full service partner for drone powered solutions. We serve as a one stop shop & handle all necessary operations around drone flights. From flight booking, approvals, flying & post production of data with automated reports/analytics.
Country:
Germany
FinCompare GmbH
FinCompare addresses small and medium sized enterprises (SME) requiring financing needs. Through the online platform www.fincompare.de, the start-up enables access to various financing solutions of more than 200 Banks, Financial Providers & FinTechs.
Country:
Germany
FinReach
FinReach offers white-label plug'n play SaaS solutions for retail banks. Enabling retail banking excellence for more than 100 banks.
Country:
Germany
Gpredictive GmbH
Gpredictive is an intuitive self-service statistical software that enables every marketer to predict out of the box who is going to buy. Maximize your profits and customer loyalty. Raise productivity and automate your data science. Now.
Country:
Germany
GroupSolver
GroupSolver combines the qualitative and quantitative market research into one. This approach uses traditional statistical methods with crowdsourcing techniques and Artificial Intelligence, which effectively delivers deeper insights faster.
Country:
Slovakia
HeroPay
HeroPay is a marketplace enabling small businesses to compare the best payment processors and gateways. HeroPay's powerful comparison engine allows merchants to find processors all in one place, enabling simple and transparent purchasing decisions.
Country:
United States
Holo-Light
Holo-Light develops Mixed Reality end-user software solutions for the industry with focus on e.g. prototyping, quality control and maintenance.
Country:
Germany
Hufsy
More business, less banking.We offer a bank account and full-scale financial system for SMEs to help you safe time. Focus on your vision & let Hufsy take care of tedious manual tasks by integrating your financial tools into your business bank account
Country:
Denmark
JobKraftwerk by LQ Enterprise GmbH
Complementary, digital labour market integration of refugees with a regional platform for all relevant parties supporting refugees, companies and the local administration
Country:
Germany
LoadFox - ridesharing for freight
LoadFox is ridesharing for freight, a digital logistic startup in Munich. LoadFox's intelligent algorithm combines offered part loads into profitable tours helping our customers to increase their revenue while reducing truck traffic and emissions.
Country:
Germany
MS4 Sports GmbH
Whether eighth division or premier league - DeinTeam-App helps you with planning, organising and communicating around your team. Regardless of penalty checkout, training plan or Bundesliga betting - everything to successfully manage your team!
Country:
Germany
Mecuris
Mecuris moves orthopaedic care into the digital world by bringing together 3D technologies into one intuitive solution platform. Medical professionals are thus empowered to 3D-print patient-specific prostheses & orthoses without prior 3D know-how.
Country:
Germany
Medicus AI
Medicus is an AI based platform that converts medical reports and health data with its cryptic numbers and medical language into a visual experience with easy-to-understand insights, automated health coaching, and actionable recommendations.
Country:
Austria
MinuteHero
Q, MinuteHero's virtual assistant, uses cutting-edge speech recognition technology to automatically document meetings, conference calls and web conferences. It saves teams a ton of time and makes them more productive, focused and accountable.
Country:
Germany
MoCat
MoCat is a marketplace designed and scaled to aggregate the stocks of a large number of suppliers of automotive spare parts and thus give garages increased availability and cheaper access to a very large offer of automotive spare parts.
Country:
France
NCT Alpha GmbH
Energy 4.0 - out of organic waste, we create the worlds most demanded resource: oil. With your patented modular system, we are able to produce up to 750 liters of oil per hour, out of waste. Everywhere in the world.
Country:
Germany
Nordic Automation Systems OÜ
Nordic Automation Systems is solving telematics for Utilities. We believe in automated data collection with no tedious manual tasks. Our sensors, gateways and cloud vertical offering automates meter reading collection for utilities.
Country:
Estonia
PAIR Finance GmbH
PAIR Finance develops a revolutionary concept for receivables management. With digital communication paths, proven approaches from behavioral research and a data-driven algorithm we recovery open claims more efficient and customer-orientated
Country:
Germany
Penta
Penta is not your typical business bank account. In a world of AirBnB, why can't business banking be easy? We're building a banking experience that helps you save time and money so that you can focus on whats really important: Your startup.
Country:
Germany
Perdoo
Perdoo makes it easy for organizations to manage their progress toward common goals, improve decision-making, and streamline execution. Our goal management platform connects strategy with execution and helps teams focus on achieving results.
Country:
Germany
Playbrush
Playbrush helps families with their daily toothbrushing, by turning it into a fun and interactive game.
Country:
Great Britain
PocketDefi
PocketDefi is the first personal defibrillator, which is affordable, portable & offers consumer suitable usability through connecting to the internet, so bystanders can assist immediatly in cases of sudden cardiac arrest.
Country:
Austria
ProGlove
ProGlove develops a smart glove that enables manufacturing and logistics staff to work faster, safer and easier. Process steps can be documented handsfree and the smart glove gives instant feedback to its user.
Country:
Germany
Qolware GmbH
Qolware: Improving Quality of Life. Qolware's AI-based App for smartwatches continuously tracks vital signals and automatically assists chronic patients and seniors in case of emergency allowing them to stay safe and independent anywhere and anytime.
Country:
Germany
SPENDIT AG
We are digitally re-inventing employee benefit and employer branding solutions. Based on existing tax-free & tax-optimized provisions, we develop solutions, that excite both employers and employees and empower this relationship.
Country:
Germany
Safety Tax Free GmbH
Safety Tax Free is a new and innovative tax refund provider with an application that handles all tax refund steps in a quick and paperless way, a must-have for every retailer who is looking to attract more Chinese tourists.
Country:
Germany
Senseforce GmbH
Senseforce is the end-to-end solution for industrial IT, enabling machine industry companies to design better and smart products, and allows them adopting service based business models.
Country:
Austria
Shipvio s.r.o.
ShipVio let SME to ship small packages and pallets across Europe using our network of vehicles with spare truck capacity. We are on path of creating worlds largest group of avaiable vehicles in one platform.
Country:
Czech Republic
Shopper Republic UG // SUPERKORB
SUPERKORB is the platform for smart online shopping of everyday items. Our mobile app enables consumers to find the optimal basket of groceries and drugstore items by comparing basket prices and delivery dates.
Country:
Germany
Smartlook
Smartlook is a product analytics solution seamlessly combining user recording and event tracking. Think Hotjar combined with Mixpanel. We reached $25 000 in MRR with 55 % MoM growth in 8 months.
Country:
Czech Republic
Solos
Solos: Shape you. Today more people than ever before have a membership for a fitness studio world wide. Solos helps them to train always correctly and avoid infjuries by guiding and correcting them during the exercises in the most intuitive way.
Country:
Germany
Spherie
Spherie is the perfect match of drone and 360°film technology. It is a free flying 360° film camera system which shoots a full spherical 360° film without shooting the system itself.
Country:
Germany
Sponsoo UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
Sponsoo is Europe's largest online marketplace for sport sponsorship. We connect professional and amateur athletes, clubs and associations with sponsors.
Country:
Germany
TRYATEC Technologies Ltd
Experience Technology. Tryatec is the C2C, B2C online marketplace for renting and lending the latest tech gadgets, such as drones, VR gears and professional cameras. We provide technology access on-demand for everyone, with rentals starting at £5.99.
Country:
Great Britain
TankTaler - Your Connected Car Platform
We connect all current cars in Europe with the internet. We have a mobile payment solution for fueling and parking. We offer Insurances, AutoClubs and all other industry players ConnectedCar services.
Country:
Germany
Tapoly
We offer on-demand insurance for freelancers, contractors & SME, that is cheaper for our target customers compared to buying an annual policy. Our business strategy focuses on diversification of products and improving customer experience.
Country:
Great Britain
TenX Wallet
TenX - Making Cryptocurrencies Spendable Anytime Anywhere
Country:
Singapore
Ticketrunner
Ticketrunner is an Event Marketing SAAS that helps Event Organizers to sell more tickets by letting them turn their fans into ticket sellers.
Country:
Germany
Userlane GmbH
Userlane automates and optimizes user onboarding and employee training. Users are guided in real time through the actual software application with interactive step-by-step, onscreen guides. As a result, anybody can operate any software immediately.
Country:
Germany
Vaultoro
We give anyone in the world the ability to save in allocated gold with full retail bank capabilities. Save in gold, pay bills with SEPA, Credit card, or bitcoin and earn interest on gold by lending it
Country:
Germany
byrd technologies GmbH
The easiest way to deal with your ecommmerce logistics - use our app for occasional shipping or connect your favourite shop platform for higher volumes. We pick-up, package, ship your products. Plug&Play Logistics.
Country:
Austria
casavi GmbH
casavi is a customer service cloud-platform for property managers and residential building cooperatives connecting them with home owners, tenants and housing-related service providers leading to higher customer centricity and more efficient workflows
Country:
Germany
colormass GmbH
We create beautiful pictures without the use of a camera.
Country:
Germany
conichi
The conichi technology allows business travelers to use: an Express Check-in, Mobile Payment & Check-out as well as Keyless Access functions at hotels with multiple travel apps.
Country:
Germany
eHealth MediDate GmbH
MediDate offers access to premium medical doctors in the plastic surgery space at affordable prices. With a network of own clinics and top surgeons under contract, MediDate is the number one lifestyle surgery provider in Germany.
Country:
Germany
fleetster | Next Generation Mobility
fleetster is the leading mobility platform for digital fleets and carsharing providers. Fleet management, corporate & public carsharing and rental models are supported. The software is trusted by fleet managers and international partners worldwide.
Country:
Germany
free machines
AI for personalized customer journeys on the web.
Country:
Germany
gridX
At gridX we are building the first digital energy supplier that matches decentralized renewable energy producers with energy consumers. This way, we are creating a community in which energy can be used in an entirely new way!
Country:
Germany
humbldt
Humbldt enables people to live eco-friendly lives. Our platform named Eevie harnesses the capabilities of smartphone sensors to help anyone form lasting eco-friendly habits.
Country:
Germany
labfolder
labfolder is the operating system for laboratories. Our mission is to build a well-designed productivity platform for research teams, supporting scientists in their quest to make groundbreaking discoveries.
Country:
Germany
myAlfred
myAlfred is an artificially intelligent butler that helps you to find time for important things in your life. We not only consider your calendar to find time, we also consider other factors such as location history, weather or personal data (e.g. FB)
Country:
Austria
nyris GmbH
We use latest AI solutions and deep learning frameworks to deliver the worldwide fastest computer vision engine that works.
Country:
Germany
parlamind GmbH
parlamind is the world's first plug 'n' play Artificial Intelligence for Customer Service. Companies can onboard in minutes and get tangible results on day 1 and invest incrementally afterwards. parlamind can also solve tasks, not just chatter.
Country:
Germany
shipcloud
Easy to use cloud based shipping platform-solving retailers' problems. Thanks to the advanced and award winning technology, shipcloud is part of the digitizing revolution that is imminent in the logistics sector.
Country:
Germany
stomt UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
STOMT enforces structured feedback and offers a simplified process to channel it across all touchpoints. Thereby we make use of machine learning and natural language processing to automate management and reacting to it.
Country:
Germany
understandAI GmbH
Provide training data for machine learning algorithms
Country:
Germany
Jury 2017
A high-class jury consisting of top-tier VCs will ensure that only the best startups of each cluster will make it to the finale.
Andreas Etten
Founding Partner
10x
Dr. Christian Saller
General Partner
Holtzbrinck Ventures
Marie-Helene Ametsreiter
Partner
Speedinvest
Hendrik Brandis
Partner
Earlybird
Daniel Glasner
Founding Partner
Cherry
Rob Moffat
Partner
Balderton Capital
Christopher Steinau
Investment Manager
Northzone
Dr. Philipp Hartmann
Principal
Index Ventures
Moderation
Hannah
Klose
Just enter your email address and you will receive the pitch form.
(Note: application has to be submitted before August 7th, 2017)
Should be Empty:
We are looking for startups who at least have a MVP and less than 3mio. funding.
(Note: Application deadline is August 7th, 2017)
Just enter your email address and you will receive the pitch form.
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Should be Empty:
We are looking for startups who at least have a MVP and less than 3mio. funding.
(Note: Application deadline is August 7th, 2017)
FAQ
How is the process of participation?

Simply apply here and you will be redirected to our pitch partner's website.

  1. Apply until August 7th, 2017.
  2. Get nominated until August 31st
  3. Pitch on our Pitch Stage on September 24 and hopefully advance to the next round.
  4. The best 6 startups will pitch on Center Stage (September 25, 2017).
Who is allowed to apply?

If you are a startup from Europe and beyond with a MVP and less than 3 Mio € funding, then you are eligible to apply. A jury will decide on your nomination.

What are the costs?

Every team accepted for the pitch competition is granted 1 free ticket. Every additional team member needs to acquire a startup ticket.

What can I win?

The winner of the grand finale is invited to join the Extreme Tech Challenge on Sir Richard Branson's Necker Island. One ticket for the challenge and travel costs for 1 person (limited to 1.000€) will be covered.

When will participants be announced?

The international jury will select the participants. Nominated startups will be announced by the end of August.

I have specific questions, whom do I contact?

Please contact pitch@bitsandpretzels.com for any other pitch queries.