The U.S. Embassy StartUp Pitch Competition 2022

31.03.2022 | Blog

Are you a startup or early-stage tech company from Germany interested in expanding into the United States?  If so, then you are invited to apply to participate in the U.S Embassy’s Second Annual Startup Pitch Competition on Thursday, April 28 from 15:00 – 17:00 Central Europe Time.   

 10 startups will be selected to participate and make their pitch before a panel of judges: 

The U.S. Embassy Startup Pitch Competition 2.0 will be held virtually on WebEx, and all pitches are limited to 4 minutes, followed by 3 minutes of Q&A from the panel.

The winner of the competition will receive a free virtual ticket to the 9th Annual SelectUSA Investment Summit (June 26-29) and the opportunity to pitch in the final competition in front of venture capitalists, corporate investors, representatives from startup ecosystems, and industry experts at the SelectUSA Tech program at the Investment Summit. All participants will be highlighted on U.S. Embassy Berlin social media during Transatlantic Innovation Week, April 25-28.  

To apply for the Pitch Competition – Germany, please REGISTER HERE by March 31.  Companies selected to participate will be notified by April 8. 

German companies interested in applying must meet the following criteria: 

  • Less than 8 years old; 
  • Up to $10 million in revenue; 
  • Up to 40 employees;  
  • Developing a new technology product or service, or delivering an existing technology to a market in new ways; and
  • Ability to pitch in English 

 All interested applicants are encouraged to apply.  Priority will be given to solutions in the following categories: Clean Tech, Cybersecurity, eCommerce & Retail Tech, FinTech, MedTech, Software and Other.

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