Our startups in numbers
What is the Pitch Club?
Pitch Club has been initiated with the idea to develop Frankfurt Rhine-Main’s startup ecosystem from a highly fragmented one to a solid and strong ecosystem for startups. Meanwhile, Pitch Club is the most successful pitch event in the region with impressive metrics, underlining this fact: In 23 editions, 231 preselected startups have pitched in front of more than 840 investors. From the beginning Pitch Club has been focussing on the major bottleneck of founders: money raising. More than 40 % of participating startups have received a funding, after they had presented at Pitch Club. In total more than 30m EUR of fundings have been raised so far – directly and indirectly received from investors who participated!
But founders often need the necessary expertise and experience in addition to capital. The Pitch Club Company Builder supports founders in IT, Sales, Marketing and HR. Furthermore, Pitch Club offers various services for startups and corporates – from startup coaching through different pitch workshops to exciting innovation concepts for corporates.
But that’s not all: With strong partnerships like the Tech Quartier, Goethe Unibator, Business Angels network and initiatives like Startup Grind, we bring Frankfurt and the Rhine-Main region more and more on the national and international startup landscape. Even though, we have moved forward in the previous years – and Frankfurt Rhine-Main’s ecosystem has substantially grown and is able to compete in some aspects with other ecosystems like Berlin, Munich and Hamburg – there is still a lot to do. We are looking foward that you are / you will be part of the ecosystem and bring it to the next level!
The level of the participating startups is awesome. They are very advanced, very mature, and well prepared.Prof. Dr. Anna Rosinus
Pitch Club is a unique platform, bringing together exciting companies and exciting investors. This is excatly what the city and region needs.Yassin Hankir, Gründer Savedroid AG
Pitch Club is for the Rhein-Main Region – which is in comparison to Berlin still underdeveloped – highly important.Wolfgang Weicht, TEDx Rhein-Main
Pitch Club is an important factor for Frankfurt‘s startup ecosystem and an awesome event, enabling to listen to high quality pitches within a small and selected circle of top-notch investors.Ingo Franz, Managing Partner Vectorpilot | Business Angel
The next Pitch Club?
Pitch Club #24 – 7 years of Pitch Club (Late summer 2021)
In late summer 2021 the next Pitch Club #24 edition takes place in Frankfurt starting at 2 p.m.
In this exclusive event, capital-seeking early-stage startups with proof of concept pitch in front of top-notch investors.
Startups can apply via https://thepitchclub.com/en/startups/.
Investors can apply for the invite-only event via https://www.thepitchclub.com/en/investors/.
PITCH CLUB DEVELOPER EDITION – Tour
PCDE #79: on April 15th, 2021 – Dortmund/Münster region (online)
PCDE #80: on April 22nd, 2021 – Cologne region (online)
PCDE #55: on May 6th, 2021 – Düsseldorf region (online)
PCDE #82: on May 20th, 2021 – Karlsruhe region (online)
PCDE #83: on May 27th, 2021 – Hamburg region (online)
PCDE #84: on June 10th, 2021 – Hannover region (online)
PCDE #81: on June 17th, 2021 – Berlin region (online)
So this is like a job interview – but reversed! Companies pitch themselves, the HR concepts, jobs and projects they offer to the audience, i.e. the Software Developers and IT-Professionals, who ask tough and hair-raising questions in addition. After the pitches you can get more information in 1-on-1 talks with the companies. At 8 p.m. the event shifts over to the afterwork party: All participants are invited to snacks, drinks and maybe you get to know your future employer.
The participation as well as catering (including snacks, soft drinks, beverages & long drinks) are for free! If you want to participate as a Software Developer or IT Professional at the invite-only event, please apply via our Pitch Club Developer Edition page. To join the afterwork party at 8 p.m., just register via the afterwork registration form.