Startups which are part of the RWTH, WHU or xdeck network are eligible to participate in the competition. You don't belong to one of the three hubs? No problem – Just apply for the wildcard bracket!
Startups upload a 60-90 sec elevator pitch video (e.g. to WeTransfer) and share the link in an email containing additional team information (bracket/ hub, members, city based in). There are no further guidelines for the video - feel free to be creative and try to highlight all relevant information. Further, if you are going to upload a video in German language, please add English subtitles for our international audience.
After application closing the 4 most promising startups per bracket (RWTH, WHU, xdeck & wildcard) are allowed to participate in the semifinals and will be featured on ATEC X’ Instagram channel. During the semifinals on day 1 of ATEC X the pitches will be streamed and afterwards evaluated by event participants, who will vote a winner per bracket. The four finalists will pitch live on stream on day 2 of ATEC X followed by a short Q & A by a jury of top VCs.