Pioneers Festival opens application phase for Startup Programs
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50 startups from all over the world will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to important investors, media and leading tech corporates and a chance to bring home the grand price

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On January 12 Pioneers opens the gates to their Pioneers Challenge, 90’’ Pitch and Showroom, which are all mediums for up and coming startups around the globe to get their foot inside the industry and gain possible investors, generate a lasting buzz and approach potential customers. Application deadline will be April 3, 2015.

Pioneers Challenge – The Premium Startup Program

In the Pioneers Challenge a jury of renowned judges and experts will select 50 startups out of over 1000 applications (2013 + 2014) from all over the world. The startups will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to important investors, media and leading tech corporates and one startup will be the winner of this year’s Pioneers Challenge – receiving the grand price.

Invited startups will have access to the Investors Day & Startup Dinner including special 1-on-1 meetings. Furthermore the 50 selected applications will receive a one-month free mentorship and pitch training package. The Pioneers Challenge is available to early stage startups that are no more than 3 years old and have raised less then €1 million in funding.

90’’ Pitch – The Startup Stage Time

The Pioneers 90” Pitch gives startups the chance to pitch their idea on-stage in front of a wide-range of renowned judges, potential customers, investors and media. They will get featured on the festival website, generate the buzz that their brand needs and receive valuable feedback.

The Pioneers 90” Pitch is looking for all-around tech startups in their early or late stages with an amazing pitch to blow the audience away.

Once selected, attendees will only have to purchase the Pioneers 90’’ Pitch Pass that includes Festival access for two team members.

Pioneers Showroom – The Startup Exhibition Space

The Pioneers Showroom offers startups the chance to generate buzz, leads, and receive direct feedback. They will get the chance to showcase to potential customers, investors and media by having their own booth for a full Festival Day, for free!

For the Pioneers Showroom any all-around tech startup can apply – Web & Mobile, AI, IoE, Robotics, Space, MedTech, and Fintech, Data, 3D etc. The startup can be in the early or late stages.

Once selected, the attendees will have to purchase the Pioneers Showroom Pass that includes Festival access for two team members and an exhibition booth. You will also be featured on the Festival website.

This post was originally published on Digitale

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Celik Nimani

About Celik Nimani


Managing Partner and Chief Operating Officer at Appsix. Steers the strategic and corporate development of the company. Founder of Digjitale, a leading source for startups and entrepreneurs in Western Balkans since 2012. An entrepreneur by heart, quick-thinker and eagle-eyed for precision.

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