PitchBattle 2017 powered by SAP and PwC

It’s your chance: The 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.

Check out the key facts about our PitchBattle 2017 powered by SAP and PwC below:

3 Minutes Pitch, 2 Minutes Q&A

3 Experienced Jury Members

10 Participating Startups

More than 10.000€ worth of Prizes

The Winners of the Q-Summit PitchBattle 2017

Take a look at who won the first Q-Summit PitchBattle in 2017

The Prizes

Take a look at last year’s awesome PitchBattle prizes worth more than 10.000€ powered by our partners!

1.500 € Prize Money sponsored by Q-Summit

Q-Summit provides you with initial monetary aid for your startup’s first steps in the business world.

1 Ticket for Slush 2017 in Helsinki, Europe’s Leading Startup Event sponsored by PwC

“Slush brings together the leading actors of the global tech scene to Helsinki for something very special. Described by many as “Burning Man meets TED”, the event has grown in just a few short years to 17,500 attendees and 1 million live stream viewers. In 2016, over 2,300 startups, 1,100 venture capitalists, and 600 journalists from over 120 countries come to Slush to drive business, and to experience the phenomenal atmosphere.” (Journey and accommodation in self responsibility)

Pitch within the framework of PwC’s “CFO/CEO Office Community”

You’ll be able to pitch your concept in front of exquisite audience. Get to know the right hands of CEOs and CEOs from the Rhine Main region and have the possibility to place your startup’s services or products directly at the C-Level.

Individual Workshop “Legal advice for founders” sponsored by Osborne Clarke

Visit Osborne Clarke in Cologne for a customized briefing (3 hours) about common legal pitfalls and how to circumvent them.

500 € Prize Money sponsored by Q-Summit

Q-Summit provides you with initial monetary aid for your startup’s first steps in the business world.

2 Tickets for the Digital Leader Summit sponsored by SAP

Including transport and accommodation. SAP will choose the best tech-startup for a special prize.

The Jury in 2017

Our experienced jury provided feedback and selected together with a public vote the winner of the very first Q-Summit PitchBattle in 2017
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Kasi Ravindran

Practice Lead for Digital Innovation Lab as part of SAP’s Centre for Digital Leadership

In his capacity as the Practice Lead, Kasi Ravindran identifies high potential startups and incubates them on SAP technologies for a commercial success. Kasi has been working with startups in various capacities like coach, mentor and advisor for the past 4 years. He started his career with SAP as a software developer and held various roles including Solution Architect, Program Manager and regional Co-Innovation Lead.


Felix Bellinger

Expert for Digital Transformation & Startups at PwC

Felix Bellinger’s competencies bridge the gaps between the corporate and the startup world as he has many years of expertise in developing and implementing innovative digital business models. For example he recently launched a digital incubator project with Axel Springer and Deutsche Bahn. His experience furthermore includes business consulting for startup companies in product strategy, business cases and mobile marketing to successfully bring products onto the market.


Alexander Ernst

President – Mannheim Business Angels network e.V.

Alexander Ernst is co-founder and President of the Mannheim Business Angels network e.V., founded by alumni of the University of Mannheim / Mannheim Business School. Professionally, he is owner and co-founder of a fintech- and a consulting-company. He is also active as a member of supervisory boards, as a mentor and coach for startups and as an Angel investor. In addition, he lectures and speaks at financial institutions, universities and academies.

Special Pitch 2017: PrintPeter

We were glad to welcoming Cecil von Croy, Co-Founder and CEO of PrintPeter, for a noncompetitive pitch at the very first Q-Summit PitchBattle 2017

PrintPeter is the newly hyped win-win product that is successfully connecting companies and students all over Germany. The product is simple – PrintPeter prints for all students for free. All documents are delivered to the students’ doorstep, in color and bound. These documents are entirely sponsored by companies. Their benefit, apart of the favorable recognition as a Sponsor, is the unique targeting options that PrintPeter offers to all advertisers. PrintPeter receives valuable datasets about where the student studies, what he studies, how far he is, just as what his interests and hobbies are. Using that information, PrintPeter is able to precisely target students that suit the ad, thereby virtually getting rid of the usually unavoidable scatter loss.

Cecil von Croy is Co-Founder and CEO of PrintPeter. After finishing school he studied Business Administration and Management at the BSP Business School Berlin and spent a semester abroad at the Columbia University in New York. In May 2016 he successfully founded the startup PrintPeter together with Karl Bagusat.

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The Pitch Candidates 2017