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 be part of the
at Sir Richard Branson's very own Necker Island!
“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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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
Hendrik Brandis
Partner Earlybird
Marie-Helene Ametsreiter
Partner Speedinvest
Daniel Glasner
Founding Partner Cherry
Rob Moffat
Partner Balderton Capital
Dr. Philipp Hartmann
Principal Index Ventures
Christopher Steinau
Investment Manager Northzone
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.
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 for any other pitch queries.