Startup Pitch Battle

Which startup can convince the jury and the audience of its merits and secure a prize money of 3000 Euro?

Each of the 200+ exhibitors can apply for one of the coveted 16 spots at the Startup Pitch Battle! They have to convince our jury of their startup to make it to the finals. They will present their startup and their digital/technological innovation to the audience in a live pitch and look forward to applause / (positive) feedback and discussions afterwards. The winner will be awarded with a 3,000 Euro prize money – sponsored by NRW.BANK.

Good luck with your pitch, dear startups!

As a visitor, you can look forward to the crème-de la crème startups of DIGITAL DEMO DAY 2021. Have fun!

Key Facts

Pitches: 12 in the preliminary round & 4 in the finals
Format: 4 minutes pitch + 3 minutes jury Q&A
Live: physically on site at the Startup Stage
Target audience: startup founders, SME CEOs, innovation managers & curious people.


10.20-10.50 | Pitch Round 1
12.00-12.30 | Pitch Round 2
14.00-14.30 | Pitch Round 3
16.00-16.30 | Pitch Round 4

16.40-17.10 | Pitch Final
17.30-17.50 | Award ceremony Pitch Battle


Ready for terrific startup pitches? Come on by!