DPW launches DEMO 2021 Global Startup Pitch Competition 🚀

Apply now to join the world's largest startup pitch competition in procurement and gain global exposure and access deals

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Today, DPW is officially launching DEMO 2021, its signature startup pitch event showcasing the industry’s most disruptive emerging technologies. The online competition will feature five key categories, each one ranking high on the priority list of global procurement organisations.

DEMO 2021 is now open for applications. The deadline to apply is 30th April, 2021.

Participation and Eligibility

Your startup has been operating no earlier than 2016, has a working product or at least an MVP, and must fall into one of the DEMO 2021 categories. You are welcome to apply for more than one category.

Format and Process

WHEN

STAGE

WHO

FORMAT

3-17 May

Qualification

All applications

Online screening & scoring:
The 20 semi finalists will be handpicked based solely on the strength of their written applications.

19 May

Semi Final

Last 20
Four startups per category

Semi finalists announced

8-9 June

Semi Final

Last 20
Four startups per category

Pitch to jury:

  • 3 min pitch
  • 3 min Q&A

10 June

Grand Finale

Last 10
Two startups per category

Finalists announced

16 Sept

Grand Finale
Live at
DPW2021

Last 10
Two startups per category

Pitch to jury and public:

  • 3 min pitch
  • 3 min Q&A

16 Sept

Grand Finale
Live at
DPW2021

Top 5
One startup per category

Winners announced:

The judging panel will deliberate and decide the 5 winners, one in each of the five categories.


"DEMO is more than just a global pitch competition. It has been a game-changing event for previous participants to grow their venture. DEMO 2021 will be the biggest and best yet. We will have more startups, larger audiences, and we have built an A-Team of startup pitch competition experts including
Sebastien Toupy to help us improve each part of the event," said Matthias Gutzmann, Founder of DPW.

Apply by 30th April, 2021

Applications for DEMO 2021 are due by 11:59 CET on 30th April, 2021. To apply, and for more about DEMO 2021, please visit the event website.  

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