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This year heavyweight, featherweight and cloudweight startups will battle it out with eachother during Amsterdam Capital Week. At the final of Get in the Ring Amsterdam on September 29th, participating startups will pull no punches in a no holds barred pitching event.
Five rounds to knock out the competition
Get in The Ring is one of the biggest startup pitch competitions worldwide, taking place in more than 80 countries already. At this event, startups get to pitch themselves to a crowd of investors, fans and fellow entrepreneurs. But Get in the Ring is not an event where startups can just do a little sales spiel, quite the contrary: startups battle it out with eachother one-on-one in the ring. In five rounds of 30 seconds each, startups have to convince their audience of the different qualities their company has to offer. The topics are team, achievements, business model & market, financials & proposition and a freestyle round to top it off. This way startups answer all the questions a potential investor needs to know in a nutshell. The battles will all be followed by a quick Q&A, after which a jury together with the audience will decide the winner.
Global Stage for the Pitching Champion
The winner of this Amsterdam final will go on to represent the city in the International final of Get in the Ring. The Amsterdam champion will also get to have a strategic meeting with EY (EYnovation). But for all participants there is much to be gained: all startups will get to present themselves in front of investors, and they will all receive valuable feedback from investors and entrepreneurs. After all the goal of Get in the Ring is to put startups in the spotlight and to put them on a global stage.
Have you got what it takes?
In order to compete, startups have to live up to the following conditions:
– Innovative and scalable business idea/model
– Launched less than 8 years ago
– Valued between 500K-2.5Mln
– Be able to pitch fluently in English
If your startup ticks all these boxes, then better get ready to float like a butterfly and sting like a bee. Applications close September 18th. So if you are that star(t)up in the sky, that mountain peak up high, then apply now!
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