The Podim Pitching Competition puts the spotlight on the most ambitious startups from the CEE region. Apply to take over the main stage in front of hundreds of visitors, including potential partners, talent and highly motivated investors, who will also be the jury for picking the best startups.
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You’ll also receive invaluable feedback and invitations to exclusive events with the most relevant people who can help your business grow. The winner will receive a three-day Podim London Springboard program and extensive attention from investors, potential business partners and talent, as well as valuable media coverage.
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The competition will start with pre-qualification rounds of applied startups at the online Demo Day. The startups with the best pitches and greatest potential move on to the semi-finals of the Pitching Competition on the pre-conference day. Five finalists will then compete on the main stage in front of a large crowd of entrepreneurship enthusiasts. The pitching event with the award ceremony and the announcement of the winner will be the culmination of Podim and will conclude the main event. You can apply for the Pitching Competition in the startup & scaleup registration form. Terms and conditions for cooperation find here.
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The winner of the Pitching Competition will also receive a spot in the Fundraising Bootcamp – a structured program that gives you access to insider knowledge and practical stuff that will help you fundraise. It is not another pitch deck class. The program is designed and led by Francois Mazoudier, angel investor, tech veteran and entrepreneur who has founded 8 companies, raised over $200M, had 1 IPO and 1 bankruptcy.
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Together with his team, he will help you re/build your core USP, investor proposition, storyline, financial storyline, and help you deliver it all in one concise, relaxed and high-impact pitch. You will learn how to hook investors in, drive the process timeline, choose the funds and investors you really like and get them to FOMO stage. By the end of the Fundraising Bootcamp, you’ll get access to the tools professional fundraisers use, templates, models, trackers and their 3,500+ UK/ EU/ US investor list to build your dream target list. Learn more about the program here.