All startups – ideally with a digital business model. It does not matter whether the idea is “very fresh” and only a landing page has been launched or whether a seed investment has already been raised. Startups should not be older than 36 months and may have completed a maximum of one Series A financing round. The pitches or the startups are often in the seed phase. We also don’t care if your startup comes from Düsseldorf or our entire association area (government district Düsseldorf). In short: Every startup, whether from Germany or abroad, is invited to apply.
There are 6 pitch dates, which take place in blocks in March and April, then again in July and August, and in November and December. The Unicorn Pitch itself is integrated into our Gründerstammtisch event format. Background Gründerstammtisch: Since mid-2013, we have been hosting the Gründerstammtisch and have made our format one of the most successful founder scene meetups in Germany. The event platform Meetup.com has listed us among the top ten in its overview of the largest entrepreneurial networking meetings in Germany.