Once upon a time a morning pitch session was started at the famous Betahaus in Berlin during breakfast. The concept was simple; 5 minutes pitch by a promising team with an idea followed by 3 minutes questions by the audience. A couple of years later “Betapitch” were spread all across Europe from Barcelona to Sofia, Vienna to Hamburg. It did not dare to enter the Nordics – until now.
In collaboration with Republikken and Silicon Vikings Copenhagen Betapitch is now for the first time launching in Copenhagen – and it is bringing a White Bull as well. The Betapitch team in Copenhagen is happy to announce that the event will be kicked off by a kick-ass panel session organized by White Bull and facilitated by Martin von Haller and Farley Duvall by White Bull featuring such killer startup names as:
Nikolaj Nyholm (Sunstone Capital)
Martin Hauge (Creandum)
Jeff Coe (Equate Partners)
Thomas Madsen-Mygdal (Angel and entrepreneur)
Klaus Nyengaard (Entrepreneur and CEO of Just-Eat)
And a couple more still unconfirmed
White Bull is an organization, which not only organize events but also want to help startups succeed by putting them in front of investors, partners etc. Similar to Betapitch, White Bull host events and networking sessions across Europe.
At the actual pitch event the carefully selected teams will be given 5 minutes to pitch followed 3 minutes Q&A by the jury – just as in the original Betapitch event. The jury is represented by:
Madeleine Gummer von Mohl (co-founder of Betahaus)
Thomas Madsen-Mygdal (IT-entrepreneur and successful angel)
Martin Ferro-Thomsen (serial entrepreneur, Issuu and Conferize)
Anette Nørgaard (entrepreneur, Microsoft Bizspar and Dreamspark)
Hans Raffauf (founder of Hy!)
Henriette Weber (founder of Geek Girl)
If your idea wins – not only does it get to go to Berlin to pitch against the rest of Europe, but you also win lots of cool prizes.
The Copenhagen Betapitch team has big plans for Betapitch. Next year they want do a Nordic edition of Betapitch with local editions in Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm followed by a Nordic semi-final in Copenhagen. Joining Betapitch with your idea gives you a unique chance to participate to win the title as the best idea in Europe.
So… If you:
have a great idea and think you can win then hurry and submit it here (deadline June 13):
want to see a kick-ass panel session by White Bull and followed by the Betapitches
want to party with the next generation of idea makers and builders
… then hurry and sign-up for the first Betapitch ever in Copenhagen.
In any case follow the action on Conferize – where else when you do an startup event in Copenhagen!