Startup Camp Berlin to host the “biggest pitch marathon” ever (and a long one too)



Startup Camp Berlin has released details of what will be the largest pitching event in Europe – and by large they mean exhausting! Next week, 60 startups will deliver 4-minute pitches to top-tier investors including John Helm (DN Capital) and Sitar Teli (early SoundCloud investor) in the hopes of winning a grand prize valued at over € 25 000.

Startup Camp Berlin 2013 is already the third edition of the startup event, but the first one to include a Pitch Marathon. Investors have a chance to meet with the founders between the sessions and reward their favorite startups with ‘Camp Dollars’. The startup with the most Camp Dollars at the end of the event will win the Camp Champ Grand Prize.

David Nagy, the organizer of the Pitch Marathon said, “We’ve added the Pitch Marathon this year as an extra value for investors and startup founders. During all breaks investors can interact with founders in a fun game which we believe will help them connect – and who knows maybe do some great deals!”

“We’re really excited to welcome some high-profile technology investors to the camp this year,” said Startup Camp Berlin organizer Sascha Schubert, “It really raises the profile of the camp to have so many notable speakers and investors here, finding and funding the next big startups.”

The camp expects to have five hundred attendees, both investors and founders, learning from and connecting with seventy speakers over two full days.

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Event Information

Pitch Marathon (part of Startup Camp Berlin 15.-16.03.2013)

Date: 15.03.2013

Location: The Berlin School of Economics and Law, Badensche Str. 52, 10825 Berlin

Investor Ticket Price: 249€

Website: http://startupcampberlin.de/2013/pitchmarathon/

Camp Champ Grand Prize

  • 15.000 € in credit for Google App Engine and other Google Cloud Platform products plus AdWords training – advanced, with Enhanced Campaigns, Internationalization and cool new stuff
  • 2.000 € in legal services from Linden Partners
  • 2.000 € in tax services from KPMG
  • 1.500 € (3 months) of co-working space from You Is Now
  • 1.000 € cash
  • Plus a surprise

Camp Champ Second & Third Place

  • 15.000 € in credit for Google App Engine and other Google Cloud Platform products plus AdWords training – advanced, with Enhanced Campaigns, Internationalization and cool new stuff

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