NEXT14 Start-Up Pitch

NEXT14 Start-up Pitch

About the pitch

About the pitch

Join the NEXT14 Start-Up Pitch and present your idea live on stage on May 5-6 at bcc Berlin. This year‘s winner will take home an attractive prize package and will receive a lot of international attention. NEXT14 Start-Up Pitch has teamed up with Startupbootcamp, an accelerator for global start-ups, to find the best European start-up idea. In addition, NEXT Berlin is partnering with the Heureka start-up conference, which also takes place as part of Berlin Web Week. Two pre-finalists from the NEXT Start-Up Pitch will receive wild cards from the jury for Heureka's Investor Speed Pitching event on May 6.

Start-up Package

Besides our Start-up Pitch we offer your start-up many opportunities to present yourself at NEXT14. You can buy an inexpensive start-up ticket or a two-day exhibition in our networking area. Please find more information here.

Pitch entry conditions

- Your business idea is a solution to an actual user problem and has significant market potential.
- Your business is based in Europe.
- Your company was set up within the past three years.
- You have not yet been in receipt of Series A funding, and are in the beta phase.

Our application for the pitch is closed! Voting ends on April 20, 2014!


  • Avuba

    Jonas Piela, CEO

    Avuba unwinds the complexity of your everyday financial life. Our bank accounts haven’t seen any real innovation in decades. We still pay fees for cash withdrawals. We use codes on paper lists or unwieldy gadgets to verify a transaction. Our bank accounts don’t help us understand our spending behaviour …

    • banking
    • mobile banking
    • Mobile Finance
    • Payment
  • flux

    Daniel Rieth, Co-founder and Managing Partner

    flux will simplify communication as the messaging client for all networks. It brings together all your contacts and messages across all your social networks and email accounts into one trusted place. Unified messaging, seamlessly. Easy and powerful. I write you an email, you answer via Facebook. With flux everything is …

    • communication client
    • contact book
    • messaging client
    • unified messaging
  • Civocracy

    Benjamin Snow, Founder

    During the Arab Spring of 2008, social networks were used as never before to organize people and encourage collective action and protest. Twitter, in particular, showed the power of new technologies in organizing people collectively to affect power, eventually successfully toppling dictator Hosni Mubarak. However, many have noted that while …

    • civic engagement
    • Civic Tech
    • community
    • social
  • eLibrix

    Theresa Sophie Breitsching, CEO

    eLibrix We love books. We are the future of publishing. We connect writers and readers to create the community X. X decides which books will be published. This operates via crowd funding. Writers bring their own social network via Facebook to us. Our vision is to ensure the future …

    • books
    • crowd funding
    • ebooks
    • manuscript
    • print books
    • publishing
    • readers
    • writers
  • Android multitouch table GLIP

    Przemyslaw Kozlowski, CEO

    Android smart tables and smart displays The products offered by GLIP include touch surfaces based on Android. There is a wide selection of screen sizes, i.e. from 32 inches to 84 inches but only GLIP allow to connect android multitouch and wireless. Technical parameters relating to, for instance, the processor …

    • Android
    • Bluetooth
    • multitouch table
    • WiFi
  • BahnSharing

    Andreas Vollmer, CEO

    A sharing communiry specialized on people who are driving with goup tickets trough germany (Deutsche Bahn -Wochend-Tickets etc.) Over 60.000 group tickets are used every single day – only 20% of them use the saving advandatge. We will be the biggest sharing community for traveling with the train. Enjoy the …

    • BahnSharing
    • Deutsche Bahn
    • Fernbus
    • mobility
  • PinPoint.

    Alec McCullie, Entrepreneur

    PINPOINT is a new web based platform that enables anyone to create their own smartphone or tablet application using iBeacon technology. Designed for fast development and deployment, PINPOINT is amazingly easy to use and does not require any programming skills. iBeacons (or simply ‘beacons’) are small bluetooth transmitters that allow …

    • app
    • beacon
    • iBeacon
    • mapping
    • template
    • WiFi
  • Brewie

    Marcell Pal, CMO

    Brewie is a fully automated personal brewery made for a) beer consumers who haven’t brewed before b) amateur and professional homebrewers c) small (micro) breweries that experiments with loads of recipes. Brewie makes homebrewing easy thereby opening the gates of this so far niche market to a wider audience. Users …

    • automated brewery
    • beer
    • brewery
    • craft beer
    • homebrewing

    Nicolò Amaglio, Business Development

    Customers of theme parks, tourism attractions and events with professional photographers have to make long queues at photo selling kiosks or look for their photos among thousands of others in the event web page. Thanks to FOTOSSS they will be able to receive and buy their pictures shot by professional …

    • Events
    • leisure parks
    • photo
    • photo selling
    • theme parks
  • YDreams Robotics

    Nuno Menezes, Brand Roboticist

    We take advantage of the widespread use of smartphones and its rich set of hardware features to turn everyday objects into robotic devices. Our first product is the Smartlamp: a robotic desk lamp that acts as your personal assistant, coach, robotic friend. It’s a modular platform, open for developers …

    • internet of things
    • robots
  • Trovel

    Agustí Sala Llauradó,

    Trovel was founded by Agustí Sala and David Rodríguez. Both noticed that high-end travel is one of the fastest growing segments of the travel industry and that there is an unattended, growing demand for on-line luxury travel. There exists a product gap between mass market on-line booking and billionaire concierge …

    • Affluent
    • B2C
    • booking
    • Commerce
    • community
    • Curated Content
    • discovery
    • Events
    • experiences
    • interact
    • lifestyle
    • Luxus
    • Premium
    • Purchase
    • Sharing
    • social
    • travel
    • Unique
  • G|Predictive

    Björn Goerke, CEO

    We stop the waste of money on inefficient marketing campaigns. Companies carry out endless campaigns for selling their products. This can be done in newsletters, catalogs, telesales. Most people don´t buy just because they just received a newsletter or a catalog. Even worse: most of them get annoyed. This way …

    • application
    • big data analytics
    • software as a service

    Alex Shevnda, marketer

    Nowadays success depends on collaboration more than ever. That is why team fit is so important and has become a point of interest for team leads, project managers, sales leads, CEOs and COOs. is independent online tool that requires minimal effort and provides value by identifying socionic profile …

    • B2B
    • communications
    • HR
    • project
    • relations
    • Team
  • webZunder

    Dirk Spannaus, Co-Founder & CEO

    webZunder is the Social Media Dashboard for the entrepreneur. Existing solutions are made for professional users. They have way too many features for the ordinary user, require a steep learning curve and often cost way too much. We think that small and medium businesses should benefit from innovative marketing strategies …

    • facebook
    • kmu
    • marketing
    • online
    • Saas
    • sme
    • socialmedia
    • Twitter
    • wordpress

    Ramona Meier, COO

    Localgourmet offers the best meat directly from the farm next door. You can choose the farm and even the single animal online. So we offer you great taste and a clear conscience as all information about the production and the animals’ life is provided. Localgourmet is the first supplier …

  • jiffycal

    Tim Meyerdierks, co-founder

    Jiffycal is a personalised event platform that gives the user a whole new experience due to combining the actual information to all available content that is already on the net – and that with just one click. From articles and sound-bits to videos and related products, everything will be there …

    • curated
    • Event
    • personalized
    • platfrom
    • social
  • Akanoo

    Jan-Paul Lüdtke, Founder, Head of Business Development

    Akanoo identifies online-shop visitors’ purchase probability and affinity for purchase incentives in real-time before they leave the online shop. It addresses online-shop visitors at the right moment with the right promotions who would not buy otherwise. Akanoo increases the likelihood of purchases and shop profits. Akanoo turns expensive visitors into …

    • big data
    • conversion-rate optimization
    • digital empathy
    • e-commerce optimization
    • predictive analytics
    • real-time analytics

    Attila Szigeti, Founder,

    Online Peer Review System for Speeches and Presentations. Summary: is an online Public Speaking and verbal communication training site. People can share their speeches with a closed community, and get structured, constructive feedback. Market: The e-learning market will reach $51,5B until 2016, an estimated 20% of this …

    • crowdsourcing
    • education
    • public speaking
  • Communikite

    Asaf Siman-Tov, Founder & CEO

    Communikite is a location-based classifieds app for mobile where users can discover and interact with their vicinity in a new way. It is utilising an unusual UI and strong privacy protection methods. With Communikite, we imagine the world as one huge kite park and in this park, anybody that has …

    • app
    • community
    • discover
    • interact
    • meet
    • mobile
  • Social and Beyond

    Jordi Vallejo, CEO

    Our first solution is a technology based platform to provide brands with insight and valuable information about their visitors at the point of sale (POS). Our platform combines WiFi connectivity with social networks, and it is centrally managed through the cloud with a complete web based application where the brand …

    • beacon
    • cloud
    • intelligence
    • marketing
    • POS
    • social
    • technology
    • WiFi
  • Argus Labs

    Filip Maertens, Founder & CEO

    Argus Labs offers a cloud solution (API and SDK) so companies can build mobile apps that can sense, understand and anticipate the behaviour and mood of mobile audiences to increase user engagements and enable precision targeting. At Argus Labs, we are building AI-driven profiling algorithms and machine intelligence that …

    • ad-tech
    • advertising
    • AI
    • artificial intelligence
    • behaviour
    • big data
    • context
    • machine learning
    • mood
    • Personalization
    • sensors
    • Targeting
  • CANU

    Didrik Persson, CEO

    CANU is a sweet messenger app that helps you get together with your friends – fast and simple. Create an activity, notify your friends, sort out details, and get together for the fun. Student life will be easier.

    • app
    • Apple
    • get
    • ios
    • social
    • together
  • blogfoster

    Simon Staib, Co-Founder, Head of product

    Imagine blogfoster as an online store for advertisement. We fill this store with advertisements from many direct clients, agencies and providers, filter the ads for every single user based on his favoured topics and the user’s behaviour. Then, the user drags & drops the advertisements on his site. blogfoster saves …

    • big data
    • Longtail
    • Media
    • monetization
    • publishing
    • self-publishing
    • Targeting
  • Imaari

    Andrea Scheer, Founder

    Idea: IMAARI makes shoes. And a difference: You decide on the design yourself. You choose the model. The colours. The materials and the details. In just a few steps – easy and online.In our production facility in Portugal your individual design is transformed into a precious pair of shoes.

    • 3D
    • configurator
    • E-commerce
    • handmade shoes
    • mass customization
    • renderings
    • She Commerce
    • sustainable
    • vertical integrations