• PITCH YOUR
    STARTUP

    AND GET SUPPORT
    June 15th 2017 - GENEVA

  • DIGITAL PITCH

    DigitalPitch stands for an ICT-focused pitching day that will bring the best startups together in Geneva to demonstrate the power of the swiss digital innovation.

    This event is an amazing opportunity for startups to challenge their projects, get feedback from experienced professionals , meet investors and get valuable support via funding, coaching and more!

  • CONCEPT

    Digital Pitch encourages startups to pitch their projects and stage of advancement to win support via cash or in-kind prizes.

    WHEN

    The event will happen on June 15th. An entire day of excitement in a crazy place, especially set up for this. A test for you before the summer.

    WHO

    This event is opened to any swiss startups active in the fields of ICT which comply with our terms of participation.

    HOW

    3' morning pitches selecting the best projects that will compete in the afternoon during the finals

  • AWARDS

    Your pitch will be awarded.

    Take a look at the amazing prizes you can obtain provided by our partners!

    ESH MEDIA PRIZE

    Winner: Magic Tomato

    ESH Médias is looking for the best e-commerce startup. The prize includes 6-months free office space at Seedspace, funding for up CHF100'000.- and media support to build brand awareness.

    FONDETEC PRIZE

    WINNER: EXPEDISMART

    Fondetec will offer to the startup of their choice a full year of free coaching in Geneva, the creation of a demo video produced by a professional and presentation to the media.

    FONGIT PRIZE

    WINNER: KITRO

    Fongit will offer to the startup of their choice hosting for a period of 3 months, as well as 10h of coaching valued to CHF5'000.-

    GENILEM PRIZE

    WINNER: TASTEHIT

    Opportunity to pitch in front of personalities of GENILEM network, getting a chance to benefit 3 years of coaching support of GENILEM (including coaching, mentoring, networking, visibility, among others)

    STATE OF GENEVA PRIZE

    WINNER: MAGIC TOMATO

    Direction générale du développement économique, de la recherche et de l'innovation (DG DERI) will offer the winner the opportunity to broadcast the Digital Pitch film and pitch 5-10 minutes to the audience of the Digital Economy Forum the 10th of November at the FER, the theme being E-commerce.

  • JURY

    We've got a top notch team evaluating the participating startups!

    Sebastien

    Hersant

    Digital Strategy & Marketing specialist at ESH Médias

    Jacques

    Folly

    Geneva Trade Deputy at Etat de Genève

    James

    Miners

    Senior Advisor at FONGIT

    Jérôme

    Favoulet

    Financing and hosting companies in Geneva at FONDETEC

    Caroline

    Coquerel

    Coach for start-ups and entrepreneurs at GENILEM
  • WHERE

    The event will happen in the brand new Seedspace location

  • PLANNING

    The morning is rythmed by quick pitches to select the best projects.
    The afternoon focuses on the potential winners.

  • Participants

    Take a look at the participants from Digital Pitch 2017

     

     

  • ORGANISERS

    The believer

    ESH Médias is a local media group active in the french-speaking part of Switzerland and is involved in the development of the swiss e-commerce.

     

    Their motivation is to accompany new start-ups providing innovative mobile solutions to promote and revitalise swiss e-commerce. Their digital team was convinced by the approach and they're very much looking forward to seeing what companies you will present!

     

    They are offering 6 months of free space to the best 2 teams, media for equity as well as cash price.

    The host

    Seedspace is the leading coworking and coliving space in Geneva and the largest network of highly connected tech hubs in emerging markets.

    The event will take place in their brand new space in La Praille - providing more than 600 sqm. of crazy office space for entrepreneurs to work on their project.

    Seedspace has been initiated by Seedstars, a company builder present in more than 60 emerging markets which promotes, connect and invest in the best entrepreneurs out there!

  • PARTNERS

    We are actively looking for partners to join us and foster the swiss startup ecosystem!

    Fondetec

    Financing and hosting businesses

    Because SMEs in the city of Geneva create and maintain jobs,
    Fondetec allows them to benefit from financial loans and office rentals on preferential terms.

    Fongit

    Innovation incubator

    Fongit is Switzerland's first startup incubator supporting innovative high-tech ventures in Geneva since 1991. Fongit builds successful startups.

    State of Geneva

    Creates and registers companies

    Geneva supports and advise you free of charge in all your projects for the creation, development and transfer of businesses in Geneva.

    Genilem

    From innovative projects to companies

    A non-profit association founded in 1995, with the objective of supporting young start-ups in their start-up phase by a free 3-year coaching.

    Raizers

    European online investment platform

    Raizers allows every person or company to build and follow its own portfolio through a full catalogue of European SMEs, selected by our analysts team.

    OGGI

    Livraison et service

    traiteur

    OGGI celebrates the essence of the Mediterranean lifestyle and culinary culture, ensuring premium freshness of their products and dishes, served in jars.

    Be! Popcorn

    Providers of flavoured gourmet popcorn

    Be! Popcorn offers healthy popcorn made with natural ingredients and delicately blown with warm air to make them explode without fat, flavoured with unique and tasty recipes - Swiss made!

  • Want to join the pitching field?

    A few requirements are necessary for you to be eligible for pitching :

    1. Your startup needs to be no more than 3 years old
    2. Investment to date does not exceed CHF 500'000.-
    3. You have to demonstrate traction on your market with an existing MVP
    4. You need to be hungry, demonstrating your ability to carry out your startup

    Constrained by time & capacity, we are carefully selecting the best projects. Make sure to share as much info as possible and show us why you are the up-and-coming startup!

     

    Kindly go through the Terms of Participation beforehand.

    Applications Closed

  • ATTEND

    If you want to see the final round of pitches and be present during the awards announcement, join us in the afternoon and enjoy the closing cocktail party!

  • FAQs

    Feel free to contact us directly if you have any other specific question

    What is a pitching day? Startup present their businesses and fight to win all kind of prizes. A pitch is basically delivering a business plan verbally. A pitch typically takes the form of an entrepreneur or group of entrepreneurs presenting or describing their ideas to prospective investors.

    Are there any costs? Yes, there will be a small charge of CHF25 per team to join DigitalPitch. Your admission fee will be put straight back into ensuring we can provide you with the best possible event.

    How do teams apply? Teams apply directly online and go trough our application process. The team then gets notified of the reception of the submission

    Can I pitch my startup? Yes, this is the idea. However, please note that this special pitching day has some requirement and you can find them in the Terms of Participation.

    Who is DigitalPitch for? Digital Pitch is open to any digital startup. Our Main Sponsor ESH Médias is particularly interested in e-commerce solutions. We also have a few other prizes in the pipeline so many different types of startups can apply.

    Does applying mean I'm guaranteed to join DigitalPitch? Unfortunately not. We only have enough space for up to 15 startups to attend therefore we ask you to submit your application for us to review. We'll keep you posted very soon and you'll get a confirmation at least 2 weeks prior the event

    Is there any particular industry this pitching day targets? Yes, Digital Pitch 2017 aims to showcase the swiss digital innovation. This means that your company needs to disrupt that field in one way or another.

    Can I partner for this event? Yes, we're always looking for amazing people to work with. In case you would like to know more about this event, you can also take a look at our press release.

    Have more questions about the event ?

    Contact our friendly team and we'll get back to you within 24 hours or less.

  • Keep in touch

    Let us know if you have any questions