Join Rob Aalders and me this Tuesday, September 8th at 1500 hrs Berlin to connect with your peers in the West of Germany and share innovation insights and experiences as a part of the innov8rs unconference.
We will also share from our own experience with corporate innovation and startups.
And what an incredible finals it was; Once again supported by Digitale Stadt Düsseldorf and Marketing Club Düsseldorf, a record +1.300 people signed up pre-event, insuring a full house at the spectacular event location at Düsseldorf Airport DUS.
The Rheinland Pitch is Germany’s largest continuously running startup pitching event since 2013. It’s a monthly startup pitching event, where regional startups in all phases are invited to apply. . Our fantastic sponsors insures the event stays free for the startups and it’s free for the audience.
The selected startups (usually 7-12 per month) receive a full day of pitch coaching and help with their pitch decks for free (by me), pitching their results at the end of the day. From those pitches we select the three best to put on stage a week later, in the evening on the last Monday of the month, in front of an audience of press, media, investors, students, entrepreneurs and the general public that selects the best pitch by public voting.
Every six months, we have a best-of-the-best finals where the winners from the last preceding months are put on an even larger stage at an even larger event. At these events we also have an expert jury that counts for 50% of the votes.
We call this the Rheinland Pitch Summer & Winter Finals.
This guy was moderating…
Three best-of startups plus an additional wildcard were pitching…
The audience was engaged and entertained…
More information and images from the finals can be found on the Rheinland Pitch Facebook page.
And the winner is… MySchleppApp – an Uber for towing
Busy working on solving problems, building products…
This week I was helping out Cologne’s own Tom Bachem’s <>CODE University, coaching youth building interesting products, solutions to real problems, at the Code + Design Camp in the Balloni event location in Cologne.
Inspiring to experience the level of creativity and capabilities of the youths in attendance…
Recently I was invited by NRW.INVEST to moderate a panel discussion on how to build a business with innovation at the Polish-German Startup Forum at the Hannover Messe 2017.
From the official description of the event:
Poland has made an impressive economic leap within the past two decades. The country did not overlook the global trends and became an established start-up center for Central Eastern Europe. The great catch-up demand in Polish economy, not only attracted investment, but also created enormous creativity and ambition among young generation of entrepreneurs who have recognized the key to international success in innovation. The ever-growing Polish startup ecosystem is just one of the evidence of the rapid development in this area.
The aim of the event is to exchange experiences between startup developers and large and medium business from Poland and Germany, as well as, introduce German investors to the potential of Polish companies.