In-Person Event

Founder Hotseat: Pitch Your Startup to Frankfurt Startup Experts

Pitch your startup to experts

Sep 24, 2019
12:30 pm - 03:00 pm
SleevesUp, Mainzer Landstraße 178, Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany
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Do you have a startup, or a strong idea for a startup? Could you use blunt, honest feedback on your ideas from experienced entrepreneurs? Then join us for the Founder Hotseat event, from the Founder Institute. During this event, members of the audience will pitch their ideas to a panel of experts, who will then rate each pitch on a score of 1-5 (no 3's allowed!), and provide helpful feedback. Even if you don't want to pitch, you are invited to register, hear startup ideas, and watch how the experts analyze and critique businesses.

Who should Attend?

  • Anyone who wants feedback from leading entrepreneurs 
  • Anyone who has an early-stage startup and wants expert feedback
  • Anyone who has an idea for a startup or a tech company
  • Anyone who needs practice and expert advice on pitching


Who Pitches?

We will be selecting people from the audience to pitch, and will do as many as time allows. To prepare, work on your one sentence pitch at


Spectators are welcome!

Even if you don't want to pitch, you are invited to register, hear startup ideas, and watch how the experts analyze and critique new businesses.


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For information about the investors, incubators, and tech events available, see our see our list of Startup Resources in Frankfurt: Interested in perfecting your pitch? Read our Pitch Deck Guide:



Bejoy George

Executive Vice President - Transformation Initiatives Group @ HCL Technologies


Carolin Wagner

Co- Founder @ STATION


Nelson Farfan Espada

Managing Director @ Ztarkbond GmbH


Andrea Helmerich

CEO @ ah consulting


Ovi Negrean

Chief Executive Bee @


David Wills

Director Global ERP Projects @ Merck KGaA


Dietrich Sammer

Attorney @ FPS


Thomas Dreiling

PR & Communications Manager @ Wingcopter


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