Are you looking to pitch your amazing business idea and raise some funding? Visiting business events is the perfect way to present your startup idea to investors, consumers, and partners.
But if you’re not sure which events you should be attending, don’t fret. We’ve got a list of the 5 best events to pitch in Europe this year.
1. EU-Startups Summit 2019
Set to take place on 2-3 May in Barcelona, the EU-Startups Summit 2019 will bring together over 1,200 startups, corporates, angel investors, VCs, and founders from all over Europe, with a focus on the tech industry.
But what makes this event really exciting is the pitch competition. During the event, 15 of the best early-stage startups will pitch their ideas in front of a jury and investors.
Applications for the pitch competition started on 8 January and conclude 25 February, 2019. Did we mention that the winner of the pitch competition will receive a prize package worth €70,000? Apply now and who knows – you might just get someone to invest in your business.
The Arctic15 is one of the most successful matchmaking events in Northern Europe. The focus of this event is quality networking and deal-making with the possibility of 1-on-1 meetings with investors. The Arctic15 brings over 450 startups, 300 investors, and 150 corporates under the same roof.
There are 15 different industries represented at the event, the most prominent of which include:
• Smart cities
• Smart building
The Arctic15 is scheduled to take place in Helsinki on 5-6 June, 2019. So if you’re planning on targeting this geographical point and want to network and pitch your idea to investors, corporates, and other startups from over 60 countries, then attending this event sounds like your cup of tea. Don’t miss it! Register here.
3. METRO Accelerator
The METRO Accelerator is an agile and innovative program for startups in the hospitality and retail industry. It’s a 14-week program that kicks off in May 2019 and concludes in August 2019. The program is held in Berlin and the US, respectively.
The purpose of this event is to give startups the opportunity to gain business guidance and showcase their progress in front of investors and industry leaders.
The startups selected to participate in the accelerator program are set to gain:
• €120,000 worth of investment
• Mentorship from industry specialists
• Scalability across continents
Only 10 startups are selected to take part in the program. Therefore, you need to prove to the hosts that your startup is worthy. You need to submit an application in order to be considered.
4. Get in the Ring
With over 150 annual events organized in more than 100 countries, Get in the Ring gives startups and entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch to – and connect with – investors, corporates, and like-minded businesspeople.
Winners of the Get in the Ring pitch competition will automatically get a spot at the Global Meetup 2019. Here they will be in for a 3-day business retreat where they will expand their networking horizon and grow their business connections.
Rather than offer a huge cash prize, Get in the Ring offers participants something far more valuable – recognition, connections, and credibility. In turn, this will bring in investors on their own accord.
Join a Get in the Ring event in Europe – or anywhere in the world.
5. Web Summit
PITCH is a startup competition held as part of the Web Summit event. The startup competition is open to startups that have received less than €3 million funding and have not made any major changes to their business model in the past three years.
The top 170 startups that are selected to participate in the competition will battle it out live on stage over the course of three days. This is a lifetime opportunity as startups get to present their idea in front of distinguished investor panels and influential businesspeople.
The event will take place on November 4-7, 2019 in Lisbon. Prepare your pitch deck and start packing.
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