Conditions

Your business(plan) is in the startup phase
Your startup is part of a growing market
Your business(plan) needs more employees
You are available before TheNextWomen Summit for training and meetings

Costs

There is no registration fee to apply for the Pitch Competition.

When you advance to the semi-finals, you will be charged €499 (ex VAT). You will receive participation in TheNextWomen Academy, Pitch Day (Semi-finals), a day ticket for TheNextWomen Summit, 1 year TheNextWomen membership and introductions to national and international investors. If you are a TheNextWomen member, you will get a €95 discount.

All semi-finalists will be trained during TheNextWomen Academy, plus they will be provided with a financing campaign made possible through the TheNextWomen & OnePlanetCrowd funding platform.

If you get selected to be one of the finalists and if you receive funding before December 31, 2017, you will be charged 2% of that investment.
If you get selected to be one of the finalists and if you receive funding between January 1, 2018 and June 31, 2018, you will be charged 1% of that investment.

Prizes

What do you get?
All startups
get their business reviewed by a jury of angel investors and VC's

25 Startups who get selected for the second round
get to pitch live in front of a jury of investors

15 Startups who get selected for the semi-finals
get access to TheNextWomen Academy, including workshops on funding, finance, storytelling & pitching
get to pitch during the semi-finals before a jury of investors and partners
will be given the possibility to a financing campaign through the TheNextWomen & OnePlanetCrowd funding platform.

5 Startups who get selected for the finals
get to pitch on the main stage during TheNextWomen Summit before a jury of investors and a large live audience
will receive a convertible note of €10.000
The startup that gets elected first prize by the jury
receives an additional convertible note by TheNextWomen Crowd Fund worth €10.000

The startup that gets elected first prize by the audience
receives an additional convertible note by TheNextWomen Crowd Fund worth €10.000