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What is the Pitch Club?

Pitch Club has been initiated with the idea to develop Frankfurt Rhine-Main’s startup ecosystem from a highly fragmented one to a solid and strong ecosystem for startups. Meanwhile, Pitch Club is the most successful pitch event in the region with impressive metrics, underlining this fact: In 19 editions, 195 preselected startups have pitched in front of more than 670 investors. From the beginning Pitch Club has been focussing on the major bottleneck of founders: money raising. More than 40 % of participating startups have received a funding, after they had presented at Pitch Club. In total more than 25m EUR of fundings have been raised so far – directly and indirectly received from investors who participated!

But founders often need the necessary expertise and experience in addition to capital. The Pitch Club Company Builder supports founders in IT, Sales, Marketing and HR. Furthermore, Pitch Club offers various services for startups and corporates – from startup coaching through different pitch workshops to exciting innovation concepts for corporates.

But that’s not all: With strong partnerships like the Tech Quartier, Goethe Unibator, Business Angels network and initiatives like Startup Grind, we bring Frankfurt and the Rhine-Main region more and more on the national and international startup landscape. Even though, we have moved forward in the previous years – and Frankfurt Rhine-Main’s ecosystem has substantially grown and is able to compete in some aspects with other ecosystems like Berlin, Munich and Hamburg – there is still a lot to do. We are looking foward that you are / you will be part of the ecosystem and bring it to the next level!

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  • The level of the participating startups is awesome. They are very advanced, very mature, and well prepared.Prof. Dr. Anna Rosinus
  • Pitch Club is a unique platform, bringing together exciting companies and exciting investors. This is excatly what the city and region needs.Yassin Hankir, Gründer Savedroid AG
  • Pitch Club is for the Rhein-Main Region – which is in comparison to Berlin still underdeveloped – highly important.Wolfgang Weicht, TEDx Rhein-Main
  • Pitch Club is an important factor for Frankfurt‘s startup ecosystem and an awesome event, enabling to listen to high quality pitches within a small and selected circle of top-notch investors.Ingo Franz, Managing Partner Vectorpilot | Business Angel

The next Pitch Club?

Pitch Club #20 – “Hessen Ideen”

On Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 “Pitch Club#20 Hessen Ideen” takes place at TnT – Thurn ´N Taxis Palais (Thurn und Taxis Platz 1, 60313 Frankfurt am Main) starting at 2 p.m. in the heart of Frankfurt. In this exclusive event, capital-seeking startups pitch in front of top-notch investors. Investors can apply for the invite-only event via https://www.thepitchclub.com/en/investors/. 

 If you would like to take part at the afterwork party, a registration via   https://www.thepitchclub.com/en/afterwork/ is sufficient. 

Gründerszene Spätschicht Frankfurt – “VC Pitch powered by Pitch Club”

On September 26th, Pitch Club together with Gründerszene organizes the first Gründerszene Spätschicht in Frankfurt to connect start-ups, investors and digital enthusiasts.

More information: https://spaetschicht.gruenderszene.de/frankfurt/

Registration: https://spaetschicht.gruenderszene.de/frankfurt/apply-now-frankfurt/

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Get Involved

Want to join the next Pitch Club event? Here you can apply in your category.

Startup Investor Afterwork

PITCH CLUB DEVELOPER EDITION – Tour Germany

PCDE #34 on September 19th, 2019 in Karlsruhe

PCDEE #1 (Data Expert Edition) on September 25th, 2019  in Frankfurt

PCDE #35 on October 10th, 2019  in Cologne

PCDE #36 on October 17th, 2019 in Munich

PCD#37 on October 3oth, 2019  in Dortmund

PCDE #38 on November 7th, 2019 in Hamburg

PCDE #39 on November 20th, 2019 in Stuttgart

PCDE #40 on November 27th, 2019 in Bielefeld

PCDE #41 on December 11th, 2019 in Düsseldorf

PCDE #42 on January 23rd, 2020 in Karlsruhe

PCDE #43 on January 30th, 2020 in Berlin

PCDE #44 on February 13th, 2020 in Wien

PCDE #45 on February 19th, 2020 in Frankfurt

PCDE #46 on March 5th, 2020 in Cologne

PCDE #47 on March 12th, 2020 in Munich

PCDE #48 on March 26th, 2020 in Hamburg

PCDE #49 on April 2nd, 2020 in Nürnberg 

PCDE #50 on April 22nd, 2020 in Stuttgart

PCDE #51 on May 6th, 2020 in Dortmund

PCDE #52 on May 14th, 2020 in Leipzig

PCDE #53 on May 27th, 2020 in Bielefeld 

 

So this is like a job interview – but reversed! Companies pitch themselves, the HR concepts, jobs and projects they offer to the audience, i.e. the Software Developers and IT-Professionals, who ask tough and hair-raising questions in addition. After the pitches you can get more information in 1-on-1 talks with the companies. At 8 p.m. the event shifts over to the afterwork party: All participants are invited to snacks, drinks and maybe you get to know your future employer.

The participation as well as catering (including snacks, soft drinks, beverages & long drinks) are for free! If you want to participate as a Software Developer or IT Professional at the invite-only event, please apply via our Pitch Club Developer Edition page. To join the afterwork party at 8 p.m., just register via the afterwork registration form.

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