Call for Startups to Pitch at ECO11

Ecosummit 2011 (ECO11) takes place on 24-25 March 2011 in Berlin. ECO11 offers promising Smart Green Economy and Cleantech startups looking for funding a free 8-minute investor pitch opportunity. We will select up to 25 deals in early, mid or later stage (seed or growth stage). If you are interested in pitching to smart green business angels and VCs, please read on and send us your investor presentation as application. Each selected Startup gets one free ticket for ECO11. Deadline is 7 March 2011.

The picture shows Dr. Manfred Heil pitching his new startup WeSustain at Green Venture Summit 2010 (GVS10). WeSustain provides Enterprise Sustainability Management software. We believe in their business model and management team and think they are on a good track. In the meantime, WeSustain received funding from the High-tech Gruenderfonds and supports ECO11 as silver sponsor.

ECO11 expects 400 participants. As you can see from our speaker lineup we have already received confirmation of several leading Cleantech investors including KPCB, Emerald, WHEB Partners, Sofinnova, Ventizz, Good Energies, Zouk, Sumitomo, HTGF, MAMA and Sonne+Wind.

To make our selection process easier, we kindly ask you to send us an 8-slide investor presentation, i.e. 1 minute per slide. Please email your investor presentation to: jan at ecosummit dot net or julian at ecosummit dot net.

Your ECO11 investor pitch presentation should have the following structure:

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

If you are selected, we recommend that you practice your pitch and timing as much as possible. We will play some groovy music if you have not finished your pitch after 8 minutes. Of course, a professional speaker clock will help you to be on time.

Moreover, if you are a new startup that is interested in launching at ECO11 and take advantage of the high-profile investor audience and all the media we gather, please let us know.

We welcome you to spread this call for startups to your business partners and friends. We look forward to fostering the Smart Green Economy and your contribution by bringing the best deals onto our green stage.

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