Startupnight Application 2018

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Startupnight Application 2018

Startupnight 2018 offers 250 startups more benefits than ever before. Free booths, exclusive speeddating and fantastic pitching opportunities. All for free and all in one application!


Submit some very basic startup information to apply. It won't take more than three minutes. We don't ask for the whole story. Click the button. Now!
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Show your product to thousands of visitors!

Free Tickets & Exhibition Booth

Show your product to thousands of visitors!
Startupnight belongs to the most prestigious startup events in Europe. Not only investors and corporates, but also thousands of visitors come to our event every year. Our jury will select the most promising 250 startups to receive three free startup tickets and a free exhibition booth (worth 1450€) to showcase their amazing product.
Meet corporates and investors in exclusive sessions!

Speeddating and Pitches

Meet corporates and investors in exclusive sessions!
In order to boost networking, our jury will select the most suited startups to join one of the following three formats: In the Pitch & Pitchers session, a selected group of startups will pitch their product in front of all our investor partners and enjoy networking with beer afterwards. In the speeddating sessions, selected startups will meet either our investor or our corporate partners in 1:1 sessions. On our topic-focussed pitching stages (e.g. blockchain, ioT, etc...), selected startups present their product to interested customers, partners or investors.
Get feedback and win amazing prizes!

Feedback and Prizes

Get feedback and win amazing prizes!
Of course, our jury and our partners will award the most shiny startups with cash, reputable badges and infinite fame!  We have already stacked up prizes worth more than 400K, eg.: Sponsored trips to New York and Israel by Start Alliance and Go Jerusalem, Tech Boost Acceleration by Telekom, Seed Financing by Bundeswehr, and the famous Startup Choice Award by IBB and Octorank. This year, there is no need for extra work, just do the main application and you will hear from us!


Cem Ergün-Müller Head of Digital Open Space, Deutsche Telekom
Cem is the founder of Startupnight. One of the largest and most intense startup events of Europe. In his other life he is Head of Digital Open Space at Deutsche Telekom AG. 
Vaiva Seskeviciute Communications, E.ON :agile accelerator
Vaiva is a communications person. Coming from the area of journalism, she works for E.ON :agile accelerator and will judge your startup from the communications perspective.
Stefan Gotthardt Ambassador to the Digital:Lab Berlin, Volkswagen AG
Stefan is part of the Volkswagen Group IT since 2011. Being one of the founding members of the Digital:Lab in Berlin he was nominated its ambassador in 2015. Before he joined Volkswagen he was assigned Head of Communications at the European Network Exchange (ENX), an association of the European automotive industry. Stefan has a graduate degree in communications science, psychology and media science (M.A.).
Raphael Kube Key Account Manager ICT/ Media/ Creative Industries, Investitionsbank Berlin
Since 2011, Raphael is consultant at the customer service department at IBB, the business development bank of the Federal Land of Berlin.
For round about 2 years he focusses himself on the cluster ICT/ Media/ Creative Industries. During that time he has evaluated lots of different innovative business models and talked to plenty of startups about their concepts. At IBB he is the first contact person in questions about subsidy programs and financing options for startups and IT-based companies.
Felix Scharf Business Innovation Manager, Volkswagen Group
Berlin-based Business Designer Felix Scharf is part of the Volkswagen Group IT Innovation Team called Ideation:Hub, in particular leading the Business & Startup Innovation Program. Connecting new mobility, digital services and smart city topics within the organization, he and his team develop solutions for urban challenges focusing on new business models and ecosystem extension through research cooperations and strategic partnerships.
Dirk Maass CEO, IBB Business Team GmbH
Since 2008, Dirk is a project manager for the largest german initiative for startups, Business Plan Competition Berlin-Brandenburg. With this initiative, Investitionsbank Berlin offers a professional way to create your business plan step by step for all startups in each cluster.

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