Every team will have exactly 3 min to pitch. We will not let any team have a second of overtime (hint: there will be a gong!). Slides are allowed. Immediately afterwards, the jury will randomly ask you questions for 5 min. There are no restrictions on the content of the pitch. However we want you to keep in mind, that it's all about idea-stage projects.
Feasibility, monetization potential, innovation, added social and/or ecological value.
Do I need a ticket to join the audience?
Yes, but all tickets are free. We want everyone to enjoy the evening, which is impossible without seats, food and drinks. Still we don't want to spend an unnecessary amount of money on food and drinks - as we try to rise the prizes as much as we can.
As a participant, what is the timeline of the event?
First you need to apply with your idea at www.cofoundme.org/ec-award/ (DEADLINE 27th of October). After that you will be invited to the workshop (30th of October) which prepares you for the Polybahn Pitch. At the workshop you will learn more about the Business Model Canvas and pitch your idea to coaches who will give you feedback. At the Polybahn Pitch (10th of November) you will pitch your idea again while you are filmed, and there will be a selection process for the ideas that will be invited to the EC Award. After the Polybahn Pitch, the selected ideas will go through pitch training (17.11: 10-12 and 20.11: 10-14). Then, after refining the idea through the workshop and through pitch training, the jury and the audience will decide the winners of the EC Award on the 22nd of November!