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Introducing the first Rheinland Pitch Finals in Duesseldorf

Yesterday saw the culmination of nearly two year’s work¬†making the Rheinland Pitch THE biggest longest continuously ¬†running startup pitching event in Germany and quite possibly Europe.

Standing room only! Almost 900 registered participants - Image CC by NERDHUB

Standing room only! Almost 900 registered participants – Image CC by NERDHUB

The Rheinland Pitch is a regular monthly event where regional startups apply to pitch an audience of investors, media and peers. Applicants receive professional pitch training and goes through an extensive selection process. So far over 220 startups applied, 66 startups pitched to the audience, almost 4.000 audience in total. It’s a FREE and open event for both startups and audience. Apply here: rheinlandpitch.de

And what a final it was! Almost 900 registered participants saw the mayor of Duesseldorf open the event and four regional startups pitch. And from now on we’re expanding to a bi-monthly event in Duesseldorf in parallel to Cologne – I’m very exited to make the Rheinland Pitch even bigger!

Mayor of DUS kicking off the first ever Rheinland Pitch finals

Mayor of DUS kicking off the first ever Rheinland Pitch finals – Image CC by NERDHUB

FULL HOUSE

FULL HOUSE

Then this guy kicked off and MC'ed the pitches

Then this guy kicked off and MC’ed the pitches

Four regional startups pitched

Four regional startups pitched

The jury asked questions

The jury asked questions

The audience asked questions

The audience asked questions

And the winners are... Voted by a combination of jury and audience votes

And the winners are… Voted by a combination of jury and audience votes

Runners up

Runners up

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