They are young, fresh & exciting! A bunch of start-ups has applied to be part of the big show at our NEXT Start-up Pitch in Berlin, initiated together with Telekom. We’ve already received more than 30 applications. Now it's time for you to vote for the best start-ups that you think should have the chance to pitch their ideas to the NEXT Start-up Jury.
Out of the start-ups that garner 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 pitch sessions at NEXT Berlin on May 8 will be moderated by Hermione Way of The Next Web. 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.
The jury will consist of top experts from Telekom, successful entrepreneurs, and further venture capital and media representatives: Dr. Stefan Glänzer (White Bear Yard), Nate Elliott (VP, Forrester), Charlie O’Donnell (Brooklyn Bridge Ventures), Jörg Rheinboldt (M10), Mike Butcher (TechCrunch), Peter Borchers (Head of Entrepreneurs Programme) and Patrick Meisberger (T-Venture).
The voting closes on Tuesday, April 17. We'll also continue to accept applications until April 5, so take the chance to apply now!