The Rheinland-Pitch was initiated by STARTPLATZ back in 2013. It has since become the single-biggest startup-pitch event in Germany. In this monthly held competition, we give up to four startups the chance to present their business ideas. The audience regularly consists of a crowd of more than 100 people, among them potential investors, companies, startups and interested individuals. The teams have seven minutes to present their startups and another seven minutes to answer the questions of the audience. The winner of the Rheinland-Pitch is determined via online vote.
It doesn’t matter if you came up with your idea yesterday, or if you have already secured your second round of financing. Any startup can apply directly for the Rheinland-Pitch by pressing the button below.
One week before the official Rheinland-Pitch, the candidates participate in a pre-pitch with the public excluded. In this event, a jury will decide which startup will get the chance to present at the official Rheinland-Pitch.
The Rheinland-Pitch is open for everybody who is interested in the startup scene. More than just a pitch competition, the Rheinland-Pitch has established itself as a meeting point for the startup scene. Startups, successful business owners, corporates, investors, accelerators and decision-makers find their way every month to the Rheinland-Pitch.