The applications are done. The voting is done. Now it’s time to get excited! The final choice rests with the jury.
Out of the start-ups that have garnered the most votes from the NEXT Community, the jury will pick the lucky finalists that will get to pitch their ideas live on stage to the digital industry’s international opinion leaders. The finalists will be officially announced in late April.
The complete jury consists of Stefan Glänzer (White Bear Yard), Nate Elliott (Forrester), Charlie O’Donnell (Brooklyn Bridge Ventures), Jörg Rheinboldt (M10), Mike Butcher (TechCrunch), Peter Borchers (Telekom) and Patrick Meisberger (T-Venture).
Hermione Way of The Next Web will guide us through the pitch sessions on May 8. After the presentations, the number one start-up is elected by the jury. After the pitch sessions, the jury will judge the finalist’s presentations and announce the winner, who will receive a Start-up Pitch package worth €10,000.