These first few weeks of the year seem to be the season to pitch ideas and get your startup going with events like Startup Live Vienna, Klagenfurt Startup Weekend, and betapitch, the last of which will take place at the beginning of March at the co-working space, Sektor 5. Unlike the first two, which organize three-day workshops with the goal of bringing people together, betapitch is interested in discovering already assembled teams to participate in their one-day event.
What’s it about?
betapitch Vienna targets startups from Austria and CEE, and provides them with a platform to present their entrepreneurial ideas to a panel of experts. The format allows 10 teams to pitch a concept within a time limitof five minutes each, and then they go through a round of questions by the jury. As betapitch will be held in six different European cities this year, the winners – two from each location – will get to compete against each other at the final this coming June in Berlin.
Who may apply?
betapitch is aimed at startups who already have a team and a business plan; bringing along a prototype can only be a plus. Ten participants will then be shortlisted and invited to compete at Sektor5.
How to apply?
Participants need to send in a one-page application explaining their concept and business plan, among others. Applications for betapitch Vienna are currently open with a deadline of February 18 at midnight. You can find more information about the application process here.