THE PITCH CLUB
FRANKFURT

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WHAT DOES THE PITCH CLUB DO?

Started with the goal and idea of building a solid and strong startup ecosystem out of the highly fragmented Frankfurt Rhine-Main startup scene, the Pitch Club is now the most successful pitch format in the region.

In the past 30 editions, 305 exciting, pre-selected startups have participated and presented their companies to a total of more than 1,145 investors. From the very beginning, the Pitch Club has deliberately focused on the core problem of the founders – namely raising capital. And with great success: of the participating companies, over 47% have received financing to date. In total, startups that took part in a Pitch Club event were awarded well over 660 million euro in funding!

But often founders lack not only capital, but also the necessary expertise and experience. The Pitch Club Company Builder supports founders in the areas of IT, sales, marketing and HR. In addition, the Pitch Club offers various services for startups and corporates. From startup coaching to various pitch workshops for incubators and accelerators as well as corporate startups to exciting innovation concepts for corporates.

But that’s not all. With strong regional partners such as TechQuartier, Goethe Unibator, HIGHEST, the Business Angel Network and initiatives such as Startup Grind, Station FRM, Hessen Ideen, Frankfurt Forward as well as institutions such as HTAI, Wirtschaftsförderung Frankfurt, Regionalmanagement Nordhessen and Mittelhessen, but also long-term relationships in the private sector such as Dentons, Brainartist, we are also putting Frankfurt, the Rhine-Main region and Hesse more and more on the national and international startup map.

And although we have moved a lot in the last few years, and the Frankfurt Rhine-Main startup scene can now compete with other ecosystems such as Berlin, Munich or Hamburg in some, (few;) areas, we are only at the very beginning, especially if you look at the developments internationally. We are pleased that YOU are also part of the ecosystem or will become part of it and want to contribute to the development of the ecosystem!

In the past 23 editions, 231 exciting, pre-selected start-ups have participated and presented their companies to a total of more than 840 investors. From the very beginning, the Pitch Club has deliberately focused on the core problem of the founders – namely raising capital. And with great success: of the participating companies, over 40 % have received financing to date – directly or indirectly via the investors participating in the Pitch Club. In total, well over 30 million euros in funding has already been procured through the Pitch Club! But often founders lack not only the capital but also the necessary expertise and experience. The Pitch Club Company Builder supports founders in the areas of IT, sales, marketing and HR. In addition, we offer various services for start-ups and corporates. From start-up coaching and various pitch workshops to exciting innovation concepts for corporates

Startup

I am a founder, a startup or interested in starting a business

INVESTOR

 I am an investor, a family office or an investment club

Corporate

I am a company or a municipal institution

»It's time for innovative startups to come back to Frankfurt after 15 years. The Pitch Club makes an elementary contribution to this.«

ANDREAS WEGERICH, CEO WEGERICH & CIE AG

UPCOMING PITCH CLUB EDITIONS

 “Pitch Club #31 – 10th Anniversary” – Location tba on September 18th, 2024  

On September 18, 2024, the 31st edition of the Pitch Club will take place in Frankfurt. Pitch Club #31 is a reason to celebrate, as this edition marks the tenth anniversary of the Pitch Club! As usual, the focus is on early-stage start-ups that can already demonstrate proof of concept.

The event gives young, creative start-ups the opportunity to present their idea to experienced investors. Everything is demanded of the “pitching” start-ups: the stage becomes a “ring” in which the founders have six minutes to prove themselves and defend themselves against critical questions from investors. After the pitches, both sides have the opportunity to get to know each other better in 1-on-1 discussions.
Startups can already apply with a convincing pitch deck for the “Pitch Club #31 – 10th Anniversary” event. The application deadline is September 1, 2024, and an application is also required to participate in the invite-only event of the Pitch Club as an investor.

After the official part of the Pitch Club, the event will move on to Startup Afterwork from 6 pm. With a casual atmosphere, relaxed club beats and cool drinks, this evening – in addition to good entertainment and a chance to switch off after a stressful day – is all about networking and exchanging ideas in the field of startups and entrepreneurship in the Rhine-Main region.

GET INVOLVED

Would you like to be part of the next Pitch Club event? Here you can apply in your category.

At the PITCH CLUB DEVELOPER EDITION, CTOs and IT leads of the MNCs, SMEs and startups pitch their jobs and perks in front of developers and IT professionals in 6 minutes each plus a 2-3 minutes Q&A. In subsequent 1-on-1 conversations, participants learn more about the company.

From 8 p.m., the event opens to all interested parties and turns into the legendary after work party, which ends with cool drinks and good club beats. Attendees have a cordoned-off area for themselves where they can talk directly to potential employers, network – and perhaps even negotiate their first job.

 

Participation and catering are free of charge for developers and IT professionals. Applications for the “invite-only” event will be accepted at Pitch Club Developer Edition. 

The concept was carved out as a spin-off to Pitch Club AG, was adapted to an online edition due to the pandamic in 2020, and nowadays takes place as a live event again. Pitch Club AG is headquarterd in Frankfurt, has an office in Reutlingen and is led by its major shareholders, CEO Stefan Maas (Frankfurt) and CTO Benjamin Geng (Reutlingen).

 

PCDE #190

JULY 18TH, 2024

STUTTGART

PCDE #191

JULY 25TH, 2024

MUNICH

PCDE #193

August 15TH, 2024

hanover

PCDE #194

August 29TH, 2024

COLOGNE

PCDE #195

September 5TH, 2024

frankfurt

PCDE #196

September 12TH, 2024

dortmund

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Registergericht: Amtsgericht Frankfurt am Main Geschäftsführer: Stefan Maas, Daniel Kuczaj
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