These 9 start-ups/scale-ups were pre-selected and are now invited to pitch in front of an international audience as well as a professional jury in their 3min live battle in the run for the first place:
- DevMate - Automated Software Testing | Austria
- Everywhere English | Ireland
- Glasskube |Austria
- Leftshift One | Austria
- NXRT - Automotive | Austria
- PPROI Services |Czech Republic
- ReDev | Austria
- Ruth | Austria
- Tubics | Austria
Each finalist received a voluntary "Pitch Booster" (value 149,00 EUR) by "Pitch Doktor" Florian Kandler to help prepare for a lifechanging final 3min pitch on 9 May 2023.
The members of the professional jury were:
- Larissa Kravitz, Founder @ Investorella
- Angelo Nuzzo, European Innovation Council Accelerator
- Ben Ruschin, Managing Partner @ Big Cheese Ventures
- Renate Schnutt, Head of Scale-ups @ WKÖ
The pitchin battle was moderated by Rafael Rasinger, Head of Innovation/ScaleUps at the University of Applied Sciences in Vienna (FH Technikum Wien). We also kicked-off the pitching battle with our key-note speaker Kambis Kohansal Vajargah, Head of Start-up-Services at the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKÖ). He was setting the scene and let us know what investors are looking for before he yields the floor to the competing companies.
As promotion is one of the top priorities of start-ups and scale-ups Thoman Gaiswinkler agreed to sponsor the winning prize: Free personal LinkedIN consulting hours for the winner.
Last but not least, our esteemed jury members agreed to join us in an informal networking session after the pitching battle has successfully taken place.
Do you have questions or are you interested in a follow-up? Please contact Ms Iris Marlovits under Iris.Marlovits@wko.at. We are looking forward to meeting you. #pitchingbattle #swdays23