Fifty Founders Battle
Listen up, startups! It’s time to take the stage and bring your A-game to a competition that could land you 10,000 EUR in your pocket, no strings attached!
You’ll also get the chance to showcase your business to an audience of international investors who are hungry for the next big thing. So what are you waiting for?
➞ Your chance for a spotlight
Fifty Founders Battle is TechChill’s annual pitch competition for early-stage startups. Fifty of the most promising startups from across the Baltics, Nordics, Central and Western European regions as well as the rest of the world will be selected among all participants. Each semi-finalist will then have the opportunity to present their business idea on TechChill’s stage in front of over 200 investors and other attendees.
➞ How we pick the lucky 50
All eligible applications will be evaluated by VCs, accelerators, angel investors, and industry experts. In the first phase, the evaluators will focus on the business idea, its scalability, the team behind it, and the overall quality of the application.
The fifty companies with the highest average scores will receive a confirmation. So.. channel your inner Jason Bourne and stay alert.
➞ You should know these dates
Top 50 announced: March TBA
Pitch Bootcamp online: April TBA
Pitch Bootcamp onsite: April TBA
Semi-Finals: April 18
Final showdown: April 19
Who can apply
➞ Stage & Previous funding
Your startup has not received more than 300k EUR in exchange for equity. Grants are fine. Most likely, the company is not older than 3 years, but there could be exceptions.
➞ Marketplaces, deeptech, and anything between
The 2023 competition is sector-agnostic. What it means in practice is that the applications are open to everyone regardless of their represented industry. The fifty best startups will then be split into five groups which make the most sense.
➞ No country restrictions, but...
You’re welcome to apply regardless of where you are based. We usually get applications from more than 30 countries.
HOWEVER, you must be able to join the event in-person so you can pitch live.
We don’t accept applications from Russia and Belarus.
➞ 10 000 EUR, no strings attached
…or maybe more? Win a prize pot of a of 10,000 EUR, no strings attached.
So many things you can do with it:
🍾 team workation
🚀 buy a snowmobile or a 4 wheeler
📚 buy around 1000 books
This is it for now but by the time the competition arrives, expect the list to be much longer. Some things you can expect:
💰 Exposure on stage in front of 200+ international investors, media and 2K+ attendees;
💰 Media and social media exposure.