Call for cleantech startups to pitch at Ecosummit Düsseldorf 2012

We call all cleantech startups to pitch at Ecosummit Düsseldorf 2012 on 14-15 November at the Langen Foundation, Germany’s most beautiful private museum designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando. ECO12 Düsseldorf is our 4th international conference and brings together startups, VCs, corporates and utilities to accelerate smart green innovation. So far we confirmed 15 sponsors and 43 speakers including 26 startups. Startups can win a free 8-minute pitch and get in front of Europe’s leading cleantech VCs and Corporate VCs. Please apply by sending us your investor presentation as soon as possible, application deadline is 7 November 2012. Bonus: All startups at ECO12 Düsseldorf get the Autodesk Product Design Suite Ultimate Edition for free.

Call for Cleantech Startups ECO12 Düsseldorf

All smart green startups that have reached the first milestones and look for funding and publicity are invited to apply for a free 8-minute investor pitch. We will select at least 25 early and late stage startups that can prove quality with regard to management team, technology or business model innovation, market potential and business plan execution. If you are interested in pitching to smart green business angels and VCs, please send us your investor presentation by email to

Each selected startup gets one free speaker ticket for ECO12 Düsseldorf. Startups with less than €1M revenues in 2012 can buy further tickets for ECO12 Düsseldorf at 50% discount.

Autodesk, our ECO12 Gold Sponsor, exclusively offers the Autodesk Product Design Suite Ultimate Edition for free (€11K value) to all startups participating in ECO12 Düsseldorf. Startups that confirmed their interest to the Ecosummit team before the conference can pick up the software package directly at the Autodesk stand in the exhibition area on 14-15 November.

Application deadline for the investor pitch is 7 November 2012. Please note that we retain the right to close the application earlier by the time our agenda is full and all speaker slots are taken. Therefore, we recommend to apply as soon as possible to increase your chances.

ECO12 Pitch Karl Kolmsee Smart Hydro Power

Investor Pitch Application Guideline

To make our selection process easier, we kindly ask you to send us a 10-slide investor presentation that we keep confidential. Please email your investor presentation to

Your ECO12 investor pitch presentation should have the following structure:

  1. Company (location, employees, funding, revenues, investors, partners, customers)
  2. Market (market description, market size)
  3. Product (problem, solution, value proposition, USP)
  4. Technology (overview, patent situation)
  5. Competition (main direct competitors)
  6. Team (founders, management team, track record)
  7. Business Case (5-year summary)
  8. New Funding (capital to be raised, use of funds)

If you are selected, it is highly recommended that you practice your pitch and timing as much as possible. We will also provide you with a speaker manual with useful tips, e.g. using the speaker display and speaker clock in front of you and looking at the audience and Ecosummit TV cameras at all times. Please note that all investor pitches will be published on Ecosummit TV which has received over 39K Videoviews so far. Therefore, only public information should be included during the live presentation.

If you haven’t been to our previous conferences, you should watch a few of our favourite startup pitches on Ecosummit TV: Taavi Madiberk (Skeleton Technologies), Karl Kolmsee (Smart Hydro Power), Tom Schulz (Entelios), Peter Krebs (Sefaira) and Holger Rupp (Get Neutral).

Moreover, if you are a new startup interested in launching at ECO12 Düsseldorf to take advantage of the high-profile investor and media audience, please take a look at our sponsor opportunities and get in touch with us.

We are grateful if you spread this call for cleantech startups to your business partners and friends via social media and email. We look forward to receiving your application and getting to know the best cleantech startups in Europe and America.

ECO12 Panel Cleantech USA Europe

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