All you need to know about our Walk-the-Plank pitch competition
We just sent out the details of the pitch competition to the participating startups. In this blog post you will find everything you need to know for our upcoming Walk-the-Plank pitch competition — from a list of partaking startups and the time-schedule to our very important pitching rules.
The start on the first day (Sept 6th) is at 10:30AM and last until 6:30PM. Please make sure to arrive at the Pirate Summit one hour prior to your slot and be in front of the pitch-stage (Crows nest) ten minutes before you’re scheduled. Please understand that times can’t be changed.
Rules and Notes (please read them carefully):
- Time on stage: You have 3 minutes to pitch and 2 minutes for Q&A afterwards
- Pitch deck format & deadline: Accepted format is PDF, no PPT(x), Keynote etc. The absolute deadline for sending your deck is Monday, August 28th, 11:59PM (CET). If we don’t receive it until then, we have to disqualify you from pitching unfortunately. Here is a good example of how a proper pitch deck can look like.
- Hardware & tools: You won’t need to bring your own laptop or a presenter on stage. Your deck will be ready and tested on our hardware.
- The judges: Up to five jury members will judge each pitch session (10 Startups per session) — all of them are actively looking for hot deals and are investing from seed to series A (incl. follow-ups). Please keep your answers in the Q&A session as precise & short as possible.
Evaluation categories: Your overall performance will be evaluated on these criteria:
- Business Model
Once you’re done on stage, you’ll commence with a 30-minute mentoring sessions from successful entrepreneurs, investors and internationally known experts.
And here are the chosen startups, who will fight for the pitch prize: the personalized Pirates on a Plane VC-Tour to London and San Francisco with pre-scheduled VC-meetings. Of course, they will also receive 2 tickets for the event.
Here is the preliminary schedule:
11:30 Jury Introduction
11:50 Roundabout Social Marketing
12:05 Bee Smart Technologies
12:10 Chopsticks in the Apps
12:15 The Newsroom
We will send out a last minute briefing prior to the event, including a map of the venue and everything else you need to know. Make sure to be preparrred!
If you have any questions, shoot us an email. (firstname.lastname@example.org)