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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 24 editions, 241 exciting, pre-selected startups have participated and presented their companies to a total of more than 900 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 40 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 with Deutsche Bank, 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 #25 Hessen Ideen” in Frankfurt on March 2nd, 2021 

“Pitch Club #26” in Frankfurt on July 6th, 2021  

On March 2nd, 2022, “Pitch Club #25 Hessen Ideen” hosts the bests pre-seed startups from Hesse’s universities. On July 6th, 2022, “Pitch Club #26” focus as usual on early-stage startups with proof of concept.  

The event gives young, creative startups the opportunity to present their idea 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 already for “Pitch Club #26” with a meaningful pitch deck. To participate as an investor in the invite-only event an application is also required. 

At 6 p.m. the event shifts to the legendary Afterwork Party. Refreshing drinks, nice club beats and a relaxed atmosphere promise entertainment and networking with the startup scene 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. In addition the reverse recruiting platform PITCH CLUB DEVLANE was initiated in 2021. 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 #96

november 18th, 2021

Stuttgart

PCDE #97

NOVEMBER 25TH, 2021

NUREMBERG

PCDE #98

DECEMBER 9TH, 2021

COLOGNE

PCDE #100

JANUARY 13TH, 2021

HANOVER

PCDE #101

january 20TH, 2022

HAMBURG

PCDE #102

january 27TH, 2022

BERLIN

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