Call for Applications: Betapitch 2016 Wants You!

Calling all startups to apply for betapitch | Vienna 2016. The pitching event will take place on April 14 at sektor5 in Vienna.

The application process for betapitch 2016 has officially opened. Promising startups of all stages can now apply for one of the coveted spots of the international pitching event, which spans multiple European cities.

betapitch is a startup competition powered by betahaus|Berlin. Local competitions are held in various cities, among them Vienna, during spring and summer of 2016. The winners from each city competition go up against each other at the betapitch global event in Berlin.

betapitch | Vienna 2015 jury members and finalists - credit: Manuel Gruber

betapitch|Vienna will take place on April 14, 2016 at sektor5 Vienna. Teams must apply for their chance to pitch by April 1, 2016.

Betapitch Application Process

Startups have from now until April 1 (not a joke, we promise) to submit their applications for betapitch|Vienna via the YouNoodle selection engine. Be prepared to answer all kinds of questions — not just about your idea and motivation, but also about your team, previous funding, etc.

After the closing date, sektor5 founder Yves Schulz, and managing director Floor Drees will select the 8 startups who will get to pitch at betapitch|Vienna.

On April 14, those 8 startups will each present their idea in a 5 minute pitch, followed by a 3 minute Q&A by the jury. There will be no audience questions but, of course, the event will be open to all startup enthusiasts. (We’ll let you know how you can get tickets closer to the date.)

The jury will then decide on the winner and the allocation of the prizes.

Lots of Prizes. No Restrictions.

The winner of betapitch|Vienna will pitch at betapitch|global at betahaus in Berlin on October 14, where they’ll have a chance to win € 5.000 and a trip to Silicon Valley.

Furthermore, prizes at the Vienna event include a wild card for the second batch of the 5starts incubator (starting mid-June 2016), 2 flex desks for 3 months at sektor5, and a trip to Budapest for a meet & greet at Prezi.

“Everyone should feel comfortable to apply,” says Floor Drees, “I don’t want to focus specifically on hardware or anything. It also doesn’t matter whether you’re still in the idea stage, have already launched or are somewhere in between those product stages.”

The jury consists of startup founders and mentors from the startup ecosystem. Previous winners of betapitch|Vienna have included startups as diverse as rails development platform Drystorm, IoT solution Flatout, and Vienna Skill Smiths, which facilitates low-threshold learning and teaching experiences.

Application Deadline: April 1, 2016
betapitch|Vienna: April 14, 2016
betapitch|global: October 14, 2016

Start your application for Betapitch|Vienna now!

And don’t worry. You don’t have to finish it all in one go. YouNoodle allows you to go back and work on your application in stages. Good luck, and see you on April 14 at sektor5!

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