Pitch Competition

DFS X VALI BERLIN

PITCH YOUR IDEA IN FRONT OF ENTREPRENEURS, INVESTORS,
AND HUNDREDS OF EUROPE'S BRIGHTEST TALENTS! 

COMING SOON

DISCOVER

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After the great success in the last years, we are glad to announce that Vali Berlin will host the Pitch Competition 2023 at #DFS. The event offers early-stage startups the unique opportunity to connect to the startup ecosystem and to pitch in front of a jury consisting of well-known and successful serial entrepreneurs, investors and more than 500 top talents.

The audience consists of the global ESMT community, investors and VC companies, ESMT partner companies and press. It’s a networking event where you could find your first customers, potential business partners, financing or talent for your startup!

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FACTS ABOUT THE PITCH COMPETITION

JULY 7, 2023

TBD

AUDIENCE: ~ 500 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Five start-ups have the opportunity to present their business model and idea in five minutes in front of the audience and jury. Afterwards, they will receive verbal feedback from the jury directly and will be evaluated based on objective criteria which will be shared with the start-ups in advance. The winning teams will receive great prices, which will push them forward to keep being impactful.

We are looking for Changemakers striving for a better Tomorrow, who tackle one of the many challenges our society, economy as well as our earth are encountering. Are you a founder and an early-stage startup with an innovative idea? No matter which industry, product or service - if you create a positive impact for our future, we’re looking for you!

COMING SOON
 

DFS22 JURY

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Ina Remmers

Co-Founder & CEO

nebenan.de

Kristine Zeller

Co-Founder & Co-CEO

ooia

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Kristine Zeller

Co-Founder & Co-CEO

ooia

Kristine Zeller

Co-Founder & Co-CEO

ooia

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Nicole Büttner

Founder & CEO

Merantix Momentum

Kristine Zeller

Co-Founder & Co-CEO

ooia

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Leitha Matz

Co-Founder and CPO
FinMarie

Kristine Zeller

Co-Founder & Co-CEO

ooia

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Sarah Finegan

Director at Antler

Moderation

DFS22 SPONSORS

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Win an accelerated and prioritized pathway into the selection process with Antler! 🚀

Antler is a global venture capital firm enabling and investing in the world’s most exceptional people building the defining companies of tomorrow.This offers a great opportunity for founders to join the program of Antler. Throughout, you will receive support to build complementary co-founder teams and through deep business model validation and global platform for scaling.

 

Antler Berlin’s last cohort received over 1200 applications of which only 50 were selected to build their company with Antler. Every individual who is selected to join Antler as a founder is awarded a EUR 3,000 grant and can potentially receive a EUR 100,000 investment for equity for building their startup.

WINNER OF #DFS21

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SENVO is an easy-to-use SaaS solution that audits freight invoice to detect over-billing and helps manage the resulting claims.

 

SENVO's target customers are logistic departments in a wide range of industries such as manufacturing, e-commerce, and health care. 

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Marie Kober

SENVO

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Julie Rosenfeld

SENVO

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