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Spanning 4000 kilometers, 9 cities and 19 Days, Startup Rally, the race through the European startup communities is kicking off on 9 September. Get ready to meet experts, mingle with like-minded entrepreneurs and pitch to angel investors, VCs and incubators in a trip from Amsterdam to London.
Who can apply?
Any tech startup based in Europe and seeking investment, wishing to meet local industry leaders, share experience with fellow founders and develop skills can join. Especially if someone on the team is confident pitching in English. Applications can be submitted for as many pit stops as you like and the more times you pitch the more chances you have to secure an investment.
Keep in mind the deadline, less than two weeks away, as applications close on 28 August .
Impressions from last year. Photo credit: Startup RallyWhy should you apply?
The event gets entrepreneurs out of their local environment and exposes them to ecosystems of different countries. Each selected team has seven minutes (including Q&A) to pitch their product. A jury panel that consists of angel investors, VCs and industry leaders then provides individual feedback to every startup that pitched, and announces a winner. Even those who don’t want to face the jury can join the Startup Rally, if they are quick enough to snatch a free ticket here. Apart hearing valuable pitching tips from the most respected startup and investment experts, they will also have the opportunity to mingle, share ideas and enjoy a drink or two.
Startup Rally is initiated and run by Leto, a London and Berlin-based digital innovation agency that helps European and international startups develop and grow.
What are the pit stops?
Startup Rally departs from London on 9 September and will take place in:
10 September: Amsterdam
12 September: Hamburg
15 September: Berlin
17 September: Prague
19 September: Vienna
22 September: Munich
24 September: Zurich
26 September: Paris
29 September: London
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