On October 15, BETAPITCH is combining two key events that bring the international startup scene together for one action-packed Saturday: BETAPITCH Global & Investors Day! Investors Day connects fundseeking startups with leading international investors and key players in the field. Participating startups are invited for one-on-one personal talks, workshops, keynotes, panel discussions, and PR pitch training sessions. After a busy day of networking, the finale of wordwide startup competition BETAPITCH Global kicks off. Finalists from 14 global tech capitals will go head to head, pitching for the chance to win a 5000€, a trip to Silicon valley, coworking memberships at betahaus, and many more prizes.
From 2015 to 2016, BETAPITCH has doubled in size, growing from 7 to 14 pitch events across tech capitals worldwide. The competition witnessed inspiring developments in Swedish startups, discovered a budding entrepreneurial community in Tirana, Albania, connected with the startup scene shaking up Cairo, and found brand new partners across five cities in China. What about the alumni startups? Last year’s winning startup MedAngel is already in use in medical clinics around the world. Thingthing, the productivity app and winner from Barcelona’s local BETAPITCH is rocking it at startup competitions including 4YFN.
So who are the BETAPITCH local winners lined up to pitch at the Global finale this October? Population.io won the local competition in Vienna with their fascinating demographic data project. Neurofox, a software/hardware kit for DIY brain training and neurohacking, won the Berlin pitch back in April. Nordic Adventours won the event in Jönköping, Sweden with their online platform to connect tour operators with adventurers in the Nordic wilderness. First prize in Hamburg went to sharing economy startup Hoard, and in Sofia, the coworking management platform OfficeRnD won. The winner in Tirana, Albania, was IT For Equality, who update older wheelchairs with smart, connective capabilities. Still to come are the winners from Lisbon, Cairo, Nanjing, Beijing, Shenzen, Shanghai, Jiashan, and Seoul.
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Article written by Joanna
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Last, but not least, special thanks to our lovely partners who are helping us making this event happen.
Pilsner Urquell and Fritz Cola for the drinks, Emmy, Drivy, FrameRight, CoffeeCircle, Dream Facilitation, Moruga and BioWine for supporting our Prize Draw and our media partners from Silicon Allee, ASK HELMUT, Creative City Berlin and TechCode.