Pitch Contest

by WEPA Ventures

The yearly Pitch Contest is one of the Conference’s highlights and this year is branded by WEPA Ventures (Family VC) to support impactful and new ideas from new founders.

The WEPA Ventures Pitch Contest gives you the chance to present your business plan to a jury of top professionals and receive valuable feedback on it. And, if you are the big winner, we have some special prizes for you.

This year’s Pitch Contest will award the winning team with the Best of Seed Award, sponsored by the KARL-KOLLE Foundation.

participant of the pitch contest

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?

Get some high-value feedback from our jury

Expand your network and get access to investors and business angels

Increase your brand awareness and attract talents

Receive coaching sessions with the SpinLab accelerator, if you’re the winner

Be awarded the Best of Seed Award, a €3.000 money prize, sponsored by the KARL-KOLLE Foundation

The winner will also get the great chance to pitch at HHL SpinLab Investors Day on June 28, 2022

Winner team of the pitch contest

HOW TO APPLY AND SELECTION CRITERIA

Send your pitch deck and a one pager (brief summary of your idea) to accelerate@hhl.de until March 15th and answer the question “How do you shape a better tomorrow?

The one pagers of all applicants will be merged to create an investor booklet.

We will decide on 5 finalists until March 31st based on their impact on society and the overall creativity of the idea.

Prepare to pitch your business to a jury on April 29th in Leipzig. You will have 5 mins for your pitch + 5 mins of Q&A.

Meet our Jury!

Julius Göllner

Founder & MD

eNugget Ventures

Tim Siebert

Project Lead

Seedhouse Accelerator

Laura Möller

Investment Manager

Burda Principal Investments

Olaf Gelsen

Coach & Consultant

SpinLab Accelerator

Till Rösnick

Investment Manager

WEPA Ventures

Have any further questions? Contact us!