Pitching competition 2023
Become START Summiteer 2023!
START Summiteer is a unique opportunity for startups to pitch their business idea in front of Europe's most renowned investors, corporate industry leaders, and potential new customers. It offers an unpretentious environment where you can get unbiased feedback on your product and improve your business model. Use our platform as the stepping stone to reach the next milestone. Selected startups will participate in the online quarterfinals where they pitch against startups from the same industry. The winners will move on to the Semifinals, which will take place physically on the first Summit day on 23.03. The four best startups will pitch against each other in the grand finale on the main stage on 24.03. The winner will receive 10'000 CHF in cash and a secret surprise 🤫.
How TO apply?
Check if you are eligible to apply
You are an early-stage startup, have raised less than 500k CHF and purchased at least one startup ticket until the end of the application deadline.
Complete the application form
Click on the button below to apply for the competition. The application deadline is the 28th of February at midnight.
Get ready to pitch in front of over 3500 people
Be prepared to convince everyone of your amazing business idea.
Selection of Previous Summiteers
Exnaton operates a B2B2C software platform to empower... [more]
Exnaton operates a B2B2C software platform to empower utility companies to offer new services around renewables to their customers - private households and businesses. Among other use cases, this allows local communities to buy and sell renewable energy among themselves. Exnaton went on to raise a 7-digit seed round after winning the pitching competition.
Upgrain produces healthy and nutritious food made out of... [more]
Upgrain produces healthy and nutritious food made out of residues from the beer brewing process. By upcycling draff the company produces flakes as well as protein powder.
Sleepiz works on revolutionary medical tech... [more]
Sleepiz works on revolutionary medical technologies to measure vital signs in a contactless at home. They enable physicians to receive accurate data in convenient ways, which helps to improve diagnose and cure sleep disorders. Sleepiz went on to raise $9.4m after winning the pitching competition.
Aesyra is a leader in innovative technologies that... [more]
Aesyra is a leader in innovative technologies that address the unmet needs in dentistry and sleep disease with safe and effective solutions. The company went on to raise a 6-digit Series-A after winning the pitching competition.