Rheinland Pitch Generative AI Special!

25. September – STARTPLATZ Köln

Bewerbungsende: 11. September 23:59 Uhr
Vorpitch: 18. September von 16 bis 20 Uhr

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Why should I apply with my startup?

At the Rheinland Pitch, you get to present your startup to an interesting audience of investors, media, industry, and the general public. Regardless if you’re looking for a lead investor, potential users and customers, your next employee, or spreading awareness – the platform offers something for everyone.

Additionally, you’ll receive professional investor pitch training and feedback from Vidar Andersen – a recognised authority on the subject – for free!

The application process

Stage 1: Application
Every founder with a startup at any stage from anywhere can apply. For the regular Rheinland Pitch, you apply by using the application form and providing the requested materials therein.

Stage 2: Pre-Pitch

The Rheinland Pitch team view all applications und invite the best applicants to the pre-pitch.

The Pre-Pitch has the following agenda:

Each startup has 5 minutes to walk the jury through their pitch and the deck and 5-10 minutes of feedback is provided to each startups afterwards. At this pre-pitch, timing is not a judging criteria. Traction (amount of product-market-fit proof) and performance quality (story and pitch deck) usually are, though.

A day or two later the startups selected for the public event are notified.

Stage 3: The Rheinland Pitch public event

The public Rheinland Pitch event usually puts 3 (min) to 5 (max) startups on stage to pitch for 7 minutes and an additional 7 minutes for answering questions and receiving feedback from the audience.

At the end of the public Rheinland Pitch event, the audience votes for the best pitching startup.