Our startups in numbers
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 17 editions, 175 pre-selected startups have pitched in front of more than 560 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 20m EUR of fundings have been raised so far – directly and indirectly received from investor, who participated!
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!
The next Pitch Club?
The next Pitch Club event takes place on 27th of March 2019 at TnT – Palais (Thurn und Taxis Platz 1, 60313 Frankfurt). The application deadline for startups is March, 15th 2019.
Beginning in the early afternoon at 2 p.m., startups present themselves in the traditional elevator pitch manner. An intensive Q&A round follows, in which investors thoroughly question and evaluate the business model. At 6 p.m., the event shifts to the legendary After Work Party mode, with refreshing drinks and club beats. All participating companies enjoy VIP access to network with investors and begin discussing the first deals.
PITCH CLUB DEVELOPER EDITION – Tour Germany
PCDE #21: January, 30th in Stuttgart
PCDE #22: February, 7th in Karlsruhe
PCDE #23: February, 21st in Munich
PCDE #24: February, 27th in Hamburg
PCDE #25: March, 14th in Berlin
PCDE #26: March, 21st in Frankfurt
PCDE #27: April, 4th in Cologne
PCDE #28: April, 10th in Dortmund
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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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