Startups@Reeperbahn 2018 Pitch

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STARTUPS@REEPERBAHN – Version 6.0

September will be the hottest month for startups in Hamburg – for the sixth time. When five young, innovative companies from all over Europe present themselves on September 19th to over 450 investors, corporates, journalists and multipliers of the German digital and media industry at the Startups@Reeperbahn Pitch, then startup hearts are burning. The winning team of the evening wins the WELT Media Award – a media budget of 150,000 euros – and a trip to the coveted SXSW Festival 2019 in Austin, Texas.

The very special Reeperbahn atmosphere and the top-class audience offer the participants the opportunity for networking as it is offered nowhere else. A top-class board of curators will select the five finalists who will live out their rock star genes on the stage of the Gruenspan in the evening. During the day, the Pitch Day will take place for the first time, at which startups can present themselves to interested investors in various categories. Of course, the legendary love mobiles will not be missing either, which are the scene of surprising encounters between startups and exciting mentors from the VC and startup world.

Get to know your investor for life at the aftershow

For the five finalists, an exclusive after-show event with over 80 financially strong investors will follow after their big performance. The guest list remains top secret, but a look at last year’s participants, among them illustrious names such as Dr. Brigitte Mohn, Dr. Jens Spudy, Dr. Wladimir Klitschko and Ralf Dümmel, gives us great expectations. It would not be the first time that a long-term and successful business relationship would develop there.

Apply until August 10th and secure your chance to win our Grand Jury for you with passion and good arguments, because Dr. Cornel Wisskirchen (Managing Director, Deutsche Bank), Scarlett Li (Vice President China Media Capital), Jan Nimtz (Managing Director Axel Springer Media for Equity GmbH), Leah Hunter (Editor Fast Company& Forbes, Author) and others will decide who will receive the WELT Media Award.



  • The Pitch

    Five great startups pitch to investors, journalists and digital experts for the WELT MEDIA BUDGET of € 150,000, a trip to SXSW and business tête-à-têtes with investors.

  • Getting there

    Hamburg is so far away? No problem! Thanks to our partners we bring all five finalists to our beautiful Hanseatic city!

  • Blind Dates

    In our blind dates on 19.09.2018 the five finalists will also meet mentors and multipliers.

  • Timing

    • Application deadline is August 10th at 24:00 o’clock
    • The pitch takes place on September 19th from 17:30 – 20:30 in Grünspan
    • The Startups@Reeperbahn Pitching-Day takes place on September 19th from 13.00 – 17:00 o’clock
    • The blind dates in the Lovemobiles will be during the day on September 19th.
    • The Reeperbahn Festival Conference runs from September 19th to 22nd
  • Your Hosts

    Startups@Reeperbahn is launched by Hamburg Startups and staged in cooperation with Reeperbahn Festival

  • A big thank you

    …to all our fantastic partners, without whom this event wouldn´t be possible!

Apply now!

Are you an innovative startup from Europe?

Then fill out our registration form: We need a short description (maximum 500 characters!) AND your English pitch deck (with maximum 15 slides!) by August 10th / 24:00.

Please note the following:

  • We can only accept applications that meetour strict requirements: max. 500 characters for the short description and max. 15 slides in the pitch deck.
  • We need an English pitch deck, because the pitch will also be in English. Good English is mandatory!
  • The competition is great! Knock us out with your pitch deck!

 

  • How?

    Please fill out the registration form.

  • Sectors

    All sectors – all phases!!

  • Until when?

    Application deadline is August 10th at midnight – The pitch will take place on September 19th in Hamburg.

  • For Hamburgers or Germans only?

    No! We look forward to applications from all over Europe and will cover the travel costs for the five finalists (for one person each).

The Curators

A fine round of experts selects our five finalists in a special crowd selection procedure on 23.08.2018.

Katharina Grimm

Katharina Grimm

Senior Editor, stern.de
Michael Oschmann

Michael Oschmann

CEO MüllerMedien
Frauke Mispagel

Frauke Mispagel

Investment Expert
Jan Brorhilker

Jan Brorhilker

Partner and Head Startup Initiative, Ernst & Young
Christoph Schuh

Christoph Schuh

Partner Lakestar
Sina Gritzuhn

Sina Gritzuhn

Co-Founder and Managing Director, Hamburg Startups
Detlef Schwarte

Detlef Schwarte

Co-Founder, Reeperbahn Festival
Sanja Stankovic

Sanja Stankovic

Initiator Startups@Reeperbahn, Co-Founder Hamburg Startups & #DMW
Dr. Heiko Milde

Dr. Heiko Milde

Managing Director, IFB Innovationsstarter GmbH
Christian Bloemer

Christian Bloemer

Head of Wealth Management Hamburg, Deutsche Bank AG
Dr. Leif Erik Göritz

Dr. Leif Erik Göritz

Chairman Supervisory Board, Thalia Buch GmbH
Martin Dräger

Martin Dräger

Investor
Heidrun Twesten

Heidrun Twesten

Managing Partner Impacct GmbH
Ulf Völkel

Ulf Völkel

Country Manager Germany DaVita
Stephan F. Rebbe

Stephan F. Rebbe

Founder Kolle Rebbe / CMO OWNR Deutschland AG
Ulrich Britting

Ulrich Britting

Managing Partner, BEST AUDIT GmbH
Veronika Reichboth

Veronika Reichboth

Director StartupHub, HIW Hamburg Invest
Dr. Christian Salzmann

Dr. Christian Salzmann

Executive Director, Startup Dock TUHH Institute of Entrepreneurship
Doreen Hotze

Doreen Hotze

Lead New Business Centre, Chamber of Commerce
Reymound Yaw Buckman

Reymound Yaw Buckman

Airbus BizLab Leader Hamburg
Timo Brücken

Timo Brücken

Editor Gründerszene
Daniel Hüfner

Daniel Hüfner

Editor t3n
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The Jury

The five carefully selected finalists will present to interested investors and a top-class jury which will determine the winner of Startups@Reeperbahn 2018 .

Scarlett Li

Scarlett Li

Vice President - China Media Capital
Dr. Cornel Wisskirchen

Dr. Cornel Wisskirchen

Managing Director, Regional Head Northern Germany, Deutsche Bank AG
Leah Hunter

Leah Hunter

Editor Fast Company & Forbes, Author
Jan Nimtz

Jan Nimtz

Managing Director, Axel Springer Media for Equity GmbH
Dr. Lars Janzik

Dr. Lars Janzik

CEO Vertical Media GmbH (Gründerszene)

Gold Partners

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Ernst and Young, EY, Logo, groß, Partnerprofillogo_db_300

Silver Partners

Bronze Partners

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Airbus Bizlab

Best Audit, BA, klein, FIC, Partner

Supporter

Handelskammer Hamburg, HK HH, Logo, Partnerprofil

Media Partners


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Music meets Startups

What do music, startups and the Kiez of Hamburg have in common? It’s simple: musicians and startups share the same spiri. It’s all about having the right team, believing in a vision, working hard for success and reaching the masses in the end. The Kiez of Hamburg is creative, boundless and authentic and thus offers the best stage. A unique mix for a very personal and unusual format to bring startups and investors together.

Startups@Reeperbahn is the most successful and eye-catching event of the startup scene in northern Germany. It was initiated for the first time in 2013 by Hamburg Startups and implemented together with the Reeperbahn Festival. The previous winners Tinnitracks, TripRebel, Antelope, Baqend and Inspirient were subsequently awarded many prizes and nominations. The Reeperbahn Festival is Germany’s largest club festival and is one of the three most important meeting places for the music and digital industries in Europe. From 19th-22nd September, more than 900 programme items from the most varied sectors will take place in more than 70 locations on and around the Hamburg Reeperbahn.

About Hamburg Startups

Hamburg Startups is the leading startup platform at the Hamburg location and is committed to effective networking and presentation of the startup scene. The Hanseatic city with its ecosystem, which was significantly helped to build up by Hamburg Startups in the last five years, is now regarded as a benchmark for many European locations. In addition to various extraordinary event formats, the founders Sina Gritzuhn and Sanja Stankovic have created the German StartupSpot, a platform that offers a transparent presentation of all startups. Since 2014, startups have been offered the opportunity to participate in a unique startup panel and to make contact with journalists, investors and cooperation partners via the relation tool. The regions of Hamburg, Baden-Württemberg, Rhine-Main, North-West and Central Germany have their own StartupSpots. Since April 2018, the StartupSpot Female Founders is the first database that represents startups with at least one female founding member.

 

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Questions? Want to become a partner?

Sanja Stankovic is looking forward to your inquiries at info@hamburg-startups.net

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