Are you ready to become a partner of the world's largest online pitch competition for startups?
Imagine a place where investors and founders meet and benefit from each other. Where startups take the chance to present themselves in front of thousands of interested parties and investors can take a close look at the currently most attractive pool of innovative founders worldwide. And now imagine you could become a part of this event as a partner!
About Startup Network
With the world's largest online pitch event for startups and investors, Startup Network's Unicorn Cup unites both interest groups in a huge networking cosmos. And it's a tradition: startups from various sectors have been competing live for the attention of venture capital and corporate partners since 2009. Startup Network is a platform with more than 1,000,000 users worldwide and more than 20,000 registered startups. Startup Network's mission is to bring together the startup and investment community. At the Unicorn Cup finals, the Global Pitch Competition Finals, more than 35,000 viewers are expected to be present when over 20 startups present their pitch live.
The next pitch will take place on November 3, 2021 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. (CET time) online in the entire DACH region. Access will only be granted to registered participants.
This time with a special edition - #Invest4impact - The Social Impact Pitch
Startups in the field of social impact are often confronted with a multitude of challenges and prejudices. In order to dispel prejudices and provide more visibility for social impact startups, we are building a bridge between investors, policy makers, education and founders with the Social Impact Pitch. Our vision is to increase visibility & proof for social impact startups by attracting more investors and increasing the share of men & gender diversity in social impact startups.
The initiator and organizer
The event is initiated and organized by Dr. Irène Kilubi, she is Limited Partner at the Business Angel Network GoBeyond and as Founder and Managing Director of brand Preneurs & brand Fluencers she supports the global startup scene in her activities as mentor and coach at Techstars, European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) Health Accelerator, InsurTech Hub and as a juror at BayStartup, the African Leadership Award, in the Advisory Board of Women in AI, and the Advisory Board of Ignite Mental Health.
She is also an Expert Advisor for the European Innovation Council Accelerator of the European Commission. She also moderates the Cashwalk and It's a Co-Founder Match events for German Entrepreneurship GmbH.
Our strategic partner
Strategic partner is GNL Ventures by Georg Reifferscheid, Managing Director. The 6-time founder and university lecturer combines in his work with numerous founders & startups the experience of 20 years of entrepreneurship and more than 10 years of research and teaching on Responsible Management Education & Social Impact.
Your benefits as a partner and sponsor
But enough about us, here are briefly the benefits for you as a partner:
Be part and apply now!
Become a leader in your industry - pitch at Unicorn Pitches and Battles! To apply – register your Startup at the Event Page and our team will contact you with feedback upon your request.
* The deadline for applications is October 15, 2021.
Guideline: Startups' Registration Procedure.pdf
Based on the results of the Judges’ online voting, startup with the highest score will be chosen as the winner of the Unicorn Pitch and will represent the region at the Unicorn Battle Western Europe in July 1, 2021 with the potential to attend the Unicorn Cup Final in June 15, 2021.
To join us as a guest, please, register at the Eventbrite page:
Date and time: November 3, 2021, 5:00 pm CET (Berlin)
See you at the Unicorn Pitch GSA.
Do you still have questions?
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Here is our past event #25to25 - The Female Founder Pitch:
We look forward to welcoming you as a partner and guest of our event!
16:50 - 17:00: Registration
17:00 - 17:10: Introduction by Organizers
17:10 - 17:35: Jury Introduction
17:35 - 18:15: Startup Pitch Session 1
Each founder will have 3 minutes for a pitch, and another 3 minutes for questions, comments, and suggestions by the judges.
18:15 - 19:00: Panel discussion incl. Q&A Session
19:00 - 19:40: Startup Pitch Session 2
19:40 - 20:00: Winners announcement and networking
I am so happy that I have participated in Dubai Unicorn Battle. Winning the 1st place of this prestigious award is one of many excitements. As an entrepreneur I am actively raising funds and super busy scaling my startup, therefore I was looking for battles with cash prizes! but after I attended the Unicorn Battle, the benefits were more rewarding than immediate cash. All the 18 judges were active investors or consultants who help raising investment, their feedbacks and advices were impressive and helpful to scale to the next level. The organization by Lena and Kateryna was great, the networking and coffee breaks allowed me to make new connections, and we got approached by two interested investors right after the award ceremony.
Will definitely participate again in the future.
Ok, yes I'm excited that we won the Startup Battle this week. But mostly I want to let my other entrepreneur friends out there know that this event is really great. The Judges were all very impressive active investors - and all super engaged with Q&A and feedback - the programming beforehand was excellent, and all the companies that pitched were outstanding. If you have an opportunity to participate in one of these events, do it!
The main thing I would like to share is the event went beyond our expectations.
The venue was really full of interested people and even overcrowded, and that created the right emotional state for the pitching startups and for the audience. We met a few potential investors and made very valuable connections during networking.
After 1 month we are still in connection with the attendees of that Startup Battle. We are working on the Third Opinion Care development together.
We will definitely consider participating in the next events organized by the same team.
Thank you Startup Network for giving Fanalyze the opportunity to pitch at your event! I met some awesome founders and was able to network with several investors. I enjoyed pitching and learning about the other startups in different industries.
After participating in the Startup Battle, which was held by Startup.Network in the Silicon Valley, we gained tremendous amount of experience on how to build the startup and attract investments. Especially it was very cool to talk with MS. He gave us a lot of advice. If it were no it for this event, we would not be able to get such advice. Then we actively worked on searching for investors which we did. We began due diligence but we realised that we did not want to take any investments on the early stage. Again, useful advice from Mike Sandler, his criticism to be precise, helped us to find the way. At this point, we have several investors from among the surgeons, but for now, we are managing on our own.
Now we have an MVP that is not just a set of tools but a surgical robot. The manufacturing of the primary product is taking place in Taiwan. At this point, it is on the stage of being certified.
If somebody asks me whether I need any investments in the early stages, I will say no. It is significantly more important to develop the right network and to get proper advice.
Everything that happened is the credit to Startup.Network!
I want to thank Statup.Network for precious experience and help we've got during startup battles in USA and Berlin.
Mentors your team chooses for jury on battles are always very professional and ready to help.
We got valuable feedback and a good quantity of insights.
Raccoon.World team continues communication and builds relationships with several investors we met on the battles.
We took part in several Startup Battles, organised by Startup.Network, in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Minsk, Almaty, Kharkov and attended Startup Battle in San Francisco.
I believe that it helped us to be selected from more than 1000 competitors for acceleration program in the Netherlands, where we were the only startup from Eastern Europe.
Attending the Startup Battles is very beneficial for expending networking and gaining useful feedback. In particular, the feedback, what we got on Startup Battle, from the investor form the Silicon Valley helped us to find new and more perspective niche and make the pivot. We would be glad to collaborate with the Startup.Network team again.
We took part in two Startup.Network events: Startup Battle in Moscow and Startup BAttle in Silicon Valley.
We won the 1st place in Moscow and got a lot of attention from the media and investors. After that event, we received lots of useful pieces of advice and attended meetings with investors.
And we won the 3d place in Silicon Valley, and right after the pitch Marvin Liao
(Partner 500 Startups) offered us to join 500 Startups accelerator. Being acquainted with Marwin helped us one more time in Moscow in some time.
We would be glad to pitch at Startup Battles again!