Christoph Fahle
July 3, 2013

Check Out the Prizes at BETAPITCH | Global!

What is all this show for? Read on and see what a spaceship loaded with goodies the winner of betapitch | global will get on!

The winner, who will be picked by our gorgeous jury from the pool of all the European local betapitch winners will indeed break the bank!

10 000 EUR which they’ll receive from our partner hub:raum, the accelerator of Deutsche Telekom.

A weeklong stay in the blackbox mansion, home of non-US startup rockstars where the winning team will get a great network and see how others pursue the going global.

Axel Springer Plug n’ Play will provide some premium meetings in the Silicon Valley at Plug n’ Play Tech Center as well as the German part of the couple, Axel Springer, will give them an access to the introduction week for new startups in their accelerator.

In the Valley the winner will visit our partner Google and have priceless meetings with BoostrapLabs, the Seed+ Venture firm which will give them expert advices on what it takes to make it in Silicon Valley when being a foreign born startup. Let’s make a new Prezi or Zerply out of our betapitch | winner!

Focusing on the core business and outsurcing the rest will be easier with our prize from Elance, who will provide the winning startup with $500 in Elance credits to spend on the services of Elance freelancers – just choose some freelancers out of their 2.5 million pool.

Legal services will be solved with the prize of mka.

A free 6 month business pack of development tools and app communication features will be provided by netmera.

All the 3 first startups will get free amazon web service credits, which will make you worry less about your cloud infrastructure.

Startups need to learn continuously and for that we have some multidisciplinary education provided by GA.

The seedcamp is giving the winner a headstart for the next seedcamp and a spot in particular Mini Seedcamp.

And here’s some promo for the winner. The biggest startup festival in Europe, the Pioneers festival will host two  members of the winning startup team on their next event in Vienna in October.

Not to foget the lovely prize from our friends at Camaloon, who is giving out coupone for pins production in customized design. They can even glow in the dark! And you know how the startups always crave for promo materials.

The winner will spread the business in Paris where he’ll go for a trip with Mailjet, the French startup making emailing easy. Mailjet will guide them through the startup scene in Paris as well as help them out to make the best out of their emailing.

Still paying attention?!

Now we’ll spin it!

From betahaus | Berlin the winning startup will get 6 months of deskspace for the team and trip around Europe tailored to the needs of the startup! This way the winning team will spread its business idea in Europe hands on, will meet & pitch to gazillion of local investors – surely they will feel like gazillion – and build a successfull European rockstar!

Yes, that’s going to be THE ride!

Fasten your seatbelts ladies and gens, the show starts in 3 days! We have 4 tickets left...

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If you live in a city and have even slightly observed your urban surroundings you’ve probably witnessed it first hand - urban congestion and crowded cities make it pretty tough to satisfy the growing demand and rising expectations of super quick deliveries. Add unpredictability in transit (like weather conditions), an incorrect address or remote locations, just to name a few, and you can see where this is going.

The worst part is, all those delivery trucks and vans that also produce a fair bit of emissions, are often only half full when they roll out for deliveries. This is mostly due to low drop sizes and stops along the route that are far and few between.

It’s not all hopeless though - Where there is a problem, there are solutions.


Same old, same old - isn’t always all that bad. Sometimes, all that’s needed are some new perspectives! The city of Utrecht, for‌ ‌example, implemented a zero-emissions electric barge nicknamed the “Beer Boat”. 

Since 2010 it’s carrying beer and food to the city’s downtown restaurants by using waterways. Other electric barges in Amsterdam not only deliver but even collect organic waste, which is then turned into biofuel in processing plants! Isn’t that cool?

It becomes clear that cities, logistics, as‌ ‌well‌ ‌as‌ ‌urban‌ ‌planners, are equally part of solving the inefficiency of the last-mile. Tackling this mountain of issues calls for teamwork!


A centralized platform, hub or network for similar companies, could do the trick to fill up the delivery vans & trucks that are barely loaded. Parcels could be distributed more efficiently between different companies and their delivery vehicles.

Like a big pool of parcels from different companies with every single parcel going into that one van with the same route!


Delivery Driver Experience and Smart Delivery Vehicles are also areas with huge potential for improvement and innovation.


Ellie: Two years ago we adopted a new legal structure for Jolocom GmbH according to the purpose model of ownership, manifesting our commitment and dedication to building a self-sovereign organization. That means we can’t take VC funding or sell public shares of the company. 

Volker: Jolocom is a community driven organisation – both in a tech sense but also much further beyond. We’re hugely involved in the DWeb community where we organize and attend events for the decentralized community. Every year we also help organize and attend the DWeb Camp in San Francisco, which brings together all kinds of creatives so this technology of tomorrow is built in a collaborative way.


Next to that on-demand experiences have become firmly embedded into people’s everyday lives - be it a mobile app to book a ride, send flowers to your loved ones or order lunch to your office. It’s all possible and has made premium features like real-time tracking a standard.  The online consumer expects nothing less and certainly doesn’t like to wait.


Making that quick and instant gratification happen is another story though. Groundbreaking ideas and innovations are needed to tackle all these factors. Does your startup have one? 

Then head over to our Future Logistics Challenge! Applications are still open until September 23rd.

Volker: There is this really nice place, called Green Rabbit with salads and baked potatoes where I like to go to. Sometimes I just keep it simple and go to Lidl.

Ellie: I eat a lot in west.berlin cafe which is here around the corner and I love the Matcha Lattes from Starbucks.

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