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 28 editions, 283 exciting, pre-selected startups have participated and presented their companies to a total of more than 1,050 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 44 million euros in funding has already been brokered via the Pitch Club!
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!
I am a founder, a startup or interested in starting a business
I am an investor, a family office or an investment club
I am a company or a municipal institution
“Pitch Club #30” in Frankfurt on February 28th, 2024
“Pitch Club #31 – 10th Anniversary” – Location tba on September 18th, 2024
On February 28th, the 30th Edition of the Pitch Club will be held once again in Frankfurt. This edition will be followed by the first Pitch Club in an international location to celebrate 10 years of Pitch Club. “Pitch Club #31 – 10th Anniversary” will take place on September 18th, 2024. Detailed info will follow shortly. In both editions, young companies with proven business models have the opportunity to present their ideas to experienced investors.
Everything is demanded of the “pitching” startups: the stage becomes a “ring” in which founders have to defend themselves in the face of critical questions from investors.
Startups can apply for “Pitch Club #30” with a meaningful pitch deck. Application deadline is February 11th, 2024. To participate as an investor in the invite-only event an application is also required. Applications for “Pitch Club #31 – 10th Anniversary” will also be accepted from now on.
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).
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