Pitch Battle

We host a two-round startup tournament for leading tech ventures culminating in a final remote competition on the 2nd day of ATEC X.

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€ 4.000
sponsored by Techvision Fonds (€ 3.000) & GRÜN (€ 1.000) for the best and second best startup
pinqponq & Salzen backpacks
4 finalists
ATEC X goodie box
all applicants


Who can participate?

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!

Competition Procedure

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.

Application deadline expired on October 25th.
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