START SUMMITEER

PITCH YOUR IDEA ON THE MAINSTAGE AND WIN CHF 20’000!


The START Summiteer is the most prestigious pitching competition at START Summit. This format allows the 30 best startups to pitch in front of influential and experienced investors. To demonstrate confidence and credibility, 6 of them will be chosen to pitch on the Main Stage competing for CHF 20’000. For early stage startups this could mean the kickSTART into a promising future. The START Summit has become well known for many notable investments and success stories.


Application


Screening


Communication


• Application ends on the 5th of March
• You can apply during the registration process

Requirements
• Start-up needs to be founded and existent
• Pitchdeck needs to be handed in
• Below 1 Million USD Funding
• Series A must not have been raised yet

• The screening process is made by START Global in corporation with venturelab

Criteria for the Rating

1) Technology implementation
2) Market & Competition
3) Product / Service
4) Composition of the Team
5) Business Model
6) Extraordinariness

• The participants will be notified on the 8th March 2017.
• The best 30 start-ups with the most points in the rating system are approved to the qualification round
• The confirmation will be sent by Email.


START Summiteer Process at START Summit 2017

Qualification

• Date: The Qualification round starts on
Thursday, 23rd March 2017, 5:30pm CET

• Location: Hotel Einstein St. Gallen
• A Jury Selection: Simon Schmincke, Jörg Reihnboldt, Andreas Schlenker, Penny Schiffer, Stefan Steiner

Semi-Final

• Date: The Semi-Final starts on
Friday, 24th March 2017, 5:30pm CET

• Location: Restaurant Lagerhaus St. Gallen
• Jury: Viktoriya Tigipko, Maurice Padagena, David Zimmer, Florian Schweitzer

Grand Final

• Date: The Grand Final starts on
Saturday, 25th March 2017, 6:00pm CET

• Location: Mainstage at START Summit
• Jury: Daniel Gutenberg, Carsten Maschmeyer, Christophe Maire

ATTENDING INVESTORS

DANIEL GUTENBERG

Business Angel & Investor
VI Partners

CARSTEN MASCHMEYER

Business Angel & Philantropist
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