As usual, September in Hamburg this year is bound to be baking hot and awash with opportunity: the Startups@Reeperbahn Pitch will again give five fantastic startups from throughout Europe the opportunity to present their business to over 80 investors and investment managers.
Besides a host of journalists and another 300 hand-picked VIP guests from Germany’s digital and media industry, participants can look forward to the opportunity of taking home the incredible first prize of €100,000 – the SPIEGEL ONLINE MEDIAPREIS, which comes with a media budget totalling €100,000.
Reeperbahn flair and bags of opportunity to rub shoulders with like-minded business visionaries: continuing the tradition of previous years, the investors attending the event will, the very same evening, whisk the pitch participants off for a more intimate business tête-à-tête in one of our ‘Lovemobiles’. And anyone adept enough to hard sell their business idea at one of these meetings might just find themselves following in the footsteps of Tinnitracks, our 2013 winning team, thus laying the foundation for important deals in the future.
And if that were not enough, our Grand Jury featuring Katharina Borchert (CEO SPIEGEL ONLINE), Chris Barton (co-founder of Shazam) and others will pick the 2015 winning startup, whose founders will doubtless be thrilled to pocket the SPIEGEL ONLINE MEDIAPREIS.
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