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Application phase for Startups@Reeperbahn Pitch starts

Media budget of EUR 150,000 and trip to the South by Southwest among prizes

Start-ups from all over Europe have until midnight on August 10, 2018 to submit their applications for the sixth Startups@Reeperbahn Pitch. Organised by Hamburg Startups, five finalists will have an opportunity to pitch their business models at the venue in the Gruenspan music club on September 19, 2018. A board of trustees consisting of numerous experts will select the finalists on August 23, 2018.

Ideal launching pad

The contestants will have plenty of opportunity to network at the event. A first “Pitch Day” will also be held on September 19, 2018. Then start-ups can present their companies to potential investors, journalists and multipliers.


This year’s winner can look forward to a media budget of EUR 150,000 and a ticket to the South by Southwest Festival underway in Austin, Texas from March-17, 2019. The jury includes Dr. Cornel Wisskirchen (Managing Director, Deutsche Bank), Christoph Schuh (Partner, Lakestar), Scarlett Li (Vice President China Media Capital), Jan Nimtz (Managing Director Axel Springer Media for Equity GmbH) and Leah Hunter (Editor Fast Company& Forbes, Author).


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