Once again this year, five young and innovative startups from all over Europe will have the chance to present their businesses to over 450 investors, corporates, journalists, multipliers and selected VIP guests of the German digital and media industry at the Startups@Reeperbahn Pitch on 19 September.
The winning startup will take home the WELT Mediapreis, a media budget of € 150.000,00 and a trip to SXSW 2019 in Austin, Texas.

We were looking for startups from all over Europe!
Applications were accepted until 10 August.
A fine round of experts selects the five finalists in a special crowd selection procedure on 23 August.

The Startup@Reeperbahn programme on Wednesday 19 September:

  • 5 pm - 8:30 pm  at Gruenspan: Startups@Reeperbahn Pitch
  • 1 pm -5 pm Pitch-Day (startups meet investors)
  • During the day: Blind-Dates in the Lovemobiles (startups meet mentors)

Who eventually will take home the WELT Mediapreis is decided by the Grand Jury, consisting of Dr. Ing. Cornel Wisskirchen (Managing Director, Deutsche Bank), Scarlett Li (Vice President China Media Capital), Jan Nimtz (Managing Director Axel Springer Media for Equity), Leah Hunter (Editor Fast Company & Forbes, Author) and Dr. Lars Janzik (CEO Vertical Media, Gründerszene)

But not just the winning startup will go home with full bags. For all five finalists unique networking opportunities will arise thanks to the special Reeperbahn atmosphere. At the exclusive aftershow event with over 80 financially strong and prominent investors long-term and successful business relationships can be established.


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