The Pitch-Battle

It’s your chance: The Q-Summit Pitch-Battle provides young founders with the chance to pitch their idea to a large audience and be evaluated by our experienced judges that will provide feedback and select a winner.

Eight promising startups showcase their business models and growth strategies in front of the conference audience. They have three minutes time for their pitch and afterwards there is a four minutes Q&A slot conducted by the jury of experts. Time is restricted precisely to provide the same chances to every candidate. In the end, the winners are determined partly by an audience voting and partly by the choice of the jury. Several great prizes are awaiting the winning startup, as well as constructive feedback by the jury members.

The Prizes 

1500 € prize money

Exclusive ticket to the workshop “Investment-Readiness” organized by the Mannheim Business Angels

Free Startup Ticket for the next Q-Summit conference (all benefits included)

One full-day access to a MAFINEX co-working space

The Social Pitch Contest

In addition to the Pitch-Battle, Q hosts another exciting Pitch Contest which is solely accessible for social startups. As social responsibility is one of the Q key topics, the conference fosters entrepreneurs who focus on charitable and sustainable business models. The Social Pitch Contest is a cooperation with Sozialmotor, a support program for social startups in Baden-Württemberg. The top three pitching teams are awarded with a prize money amounting to 1000 € and have the chance to receive a wildcard to the AndersGründer Pitch Event in cooperation with the Social Impact Lab Frankfurt. Furthermore, each finalist becomes part of the Sozialmotor mentoring program which includes a pitch training in advance of the Q Pitch Contest, as well as mentoring sessions and access to the huge Sozialmotor social network. 

The application

The application process for the Q-Summit 2019 Pitch-Battle and Social Pitch Contest starts soon. Further information will be provided. Stay q-urious!

Our past winners

Smart Space
Winner of the Pitch-Battle 2018
Winner of the Social Pitch Contest 2018
Winner of the Pitch-Battle 2017

Some impressions of our past Pitch-Battles