Education, Events, pitching

Rheinland Pitch Winter Finals 2015 in Cologne


And the winner is…

Yesterday saw the first ever winter finals of the Rheinland Pitch event series – and a spectacular success it was!

The Rheinland Pitch is a monthly startup event where regional startups receive professional pitch training and a stage to present themselves to investors, media and the general public – for free. I’ve been involved from the start in April 2013 and thus far I have trained over 270 startups to pitch – and counting!

Once in a while we pick the best of the best to pitch in a grand finals. This summer the first ever Rheinland Pitch finals took place in Düsseldorf and was a rip roaring success and we were very excited to bring the finals to Cologne, hosted by the wonderful Wallraf-Richartz Museum.


Quiet before the storm – The foyer of our awesome venue, the Wallraf-Richartz Museum in Cologne


And it started to fill quite quickly…


One of they mayor’s of Cologne opening the event…


Daniel Attallah, founder of Cologne’s own Pixum firing up the audience


…a full house of investors, politicians, media, people, founders and the general public…


The investor jury…


The winner pitching; Thomas Müller of Curassist – disrupting home care


Victoria Blechman-Pomogajko moderating the event with yours truly…