In-Person Event

F-Impact: Pitch & Put your idea under pressure before others do it!

Pitch your ideas to experts

Oct 22, 2018
11:00 pm - 03:00 am
The Place, Charlottenstraße 2, Berlin – Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
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Do you have an idea for a startup? Could you use blunt, honest feedback on your ideas from experienced entrepreneurs? Then join us for the F-Impact event, in a cooperation of ThePlace and the Founder Institute. During this event, members of the audience will pitch their ideas to a seasoned expert, who will then rate each pitch 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 new businesses. And on top this is your chance to win free office space at ThePlace and a scholarship at the Founder Institute!


The F-IMPACT meetup is brought to you by the Founder Institute and is a unique opportunity for young founders and aspiring entrepreneurs to step up and fight for their startup. You’ll be put in the spotlight in front of an audience and given 5 minutes to pitch (no slides, just you!) your company or your idea – but this isn’t a normal pitch.

You’re not doing it for money to investors – you’re in front of a crowd that’s ready to expose all the cracks in your pitch, your product, and your idea.

For you to get the most out of it, we’ll have a successful entrepreneur who has been around the block to watch your pitch and offer his or her feedback.

And you never know – maybe some good contacts will come out of it, as well. In the past events, people found their co-founders, startups did crucial but successful pivots after the feedback, and some founders qualified for a fellowship at the founder institute.


Come as a listener or prepare a 5 min pitch – it’s up to you. All are welcome. Many times in the past, we’ve had audience members come just to listen to other pitches, but after a few times finally gained the courage to come onstage and share their startup idea. And the best part is that no one has regretted it.


This is a chance for you to get objective feedback and advice from people who know what they’re talking about, so you can pivot or drop your idea before putting in too much blood, sweat and tears. So many founders become imprisoned in their own bubble that they can’t see what’s wrong with what they’re doing or where they're headed – we're here to change that.


The Founder Institute Berlin ( will be hosting all of the F-Impact Fall 2018 Sessions. We will give you a short overview over the largest early stage accelerator and how we can support you in turning your idea into a business. And we will grant a scholarship for our spring 2019 semester for the best applicant out of these F-Impact sessions (make sure to use the URLs below!)

For more free startup events, visit To apply directly for our next term starting January 2019, visit



Tobias Wittich

Board Member @ Reaktor Berlin

Platinum Partners


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