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 11 editions, 110 pre-selected startups have pitched in front of more than 330 investors. From the beginning Pitch Club has been focussing on the major bottleneck of founders: money raising. More than 40 % of particpating startups have received a funding, after they had presented at Pitch Club. In total more than 15m EUR of fundings have been raised so far – directly and indirectly received from participating investors!
But that’s not all: With strong partnerships like the Tech Quartier, Goethe Unibator, Business Angels network, initiatives like Startup Grind or Innovation Map, 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 FFM #12 takes place at The Legends (Stephanstr. 1, 60313 Frankfurt am Main) in the heart of Frankfurt on Wednesday, June 14th 2017, at 2 p.m. In this exclusive event, capital-seeking startups pitch in front of top-notch investors.
The contest inspires young, creative startups to pitch their business to a crowd of serious investors. Not for the faint-hearted, startup contestants will be challenged to „give it all“, with the stage transforming into a „ring“ where the contestants must parry tough questions from experienced investors. Difficult, hair-raising questions are not only desired, but strictly required.
Think you’ve got a good idea? Ready to defend it in front of serious investors? Then step onto the stage and become a contestant in the Pitch Club. If you successfully impress an investor or two, you might have a serious chance at scoring serious capital for your startup. After all, we only invite investors who are actively seeking outstanding investment opportunities in the early-stage phase.
The newly launched, innovative PITCH CLUB DEVELOPER EDITION #2 takes place the second time on June 22th, starting at 5 p.m. at The Legends (Stephanstr. 1, 60313 FFM) in Frankfurt am Main. 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