Innovators' Pitch: Bitkom's competition for early stage startups
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The Innovators’ Pitch is Germany’s outstanding competition for early stage startups. This year‘s 10th anniversary pitch seeks the most innovative startup in the emerging categories FinTech, Health and IoT. In each category three finalists present their business on stage to a high-level jury and an expert audience. The three winners take away a check of €5,000 each, a free Bitkom Get Started membership, an invitation to pitch at High-Tech Gründerfonds and access to the highly exclusive hub:raum program. All the finalists enjoy enormous attention from media, investors and partners.

Joining forces with major partners, Bitkom will present the Innovators‘ Pitch as part of hub conference on 10 December 2015 at STATION Berlin. hub brings disruptive trends, smart technologies and the people behind them to Berlin. Global players and startups, CEOs and CIOs, science and politics establish networks and shape the digital future. We expect more than 1800 participants.


15,000 € in cash (5,000 € per category)

A free Bitkom Get Started membership

A pitch at High-Tech Gründerfonds

Two-month access to hub:raum program

Meeting top-notch potential business partners & investors


The Innovators‘ Pitch is Bitkom‘s annual contest for innovative startups. For its 10th anniversary we will take the Pitch to the next level. This year we offer young entrepreneurs the chance to present their innovative products and prototypes in the emerging categories FinTech, Health, and IoT.


The speed of technology and new market demands are forcing financial services to adapt faster than ever before. New players are enforcing changes and are leaving their mark on the financial industry – they are reinventing the way we make payments, lend and invest our money, get insurances and more. Are you one of them? Show us your pitch deck!


Digital health is not only empowering people to better track, manage and improve their own and their families’ health. The rise of digital health solutions also has the potential to alter the nature of the doctor-patient dynamic through increasing virtual treatment, self-care and engagement. What’s your potential? How do you improve health care? Apply now!


The Internet of Things will change the way we live and work and might introduce changes as profound as the Internet itself. Are you a startup with big ideas, a new technology, a creative business model that will transform the IoT industry? Do you make life simpler and more efficient through smart automation or analytics? Why wait? Apply now and impress us!

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1. Your Application

You can apply by filling in your details in the form below and uploading your pitch deck in PDF format. Please follow the structure in our “How to apply” section. The deadline for your application is 18 October 2015.

2. Shortlist

After the application deadline our expert jury will evaluate your pitch decks. They will shortlist three finalists per category who are going to join us on 10 December at Bitkom’s hub conference.

3. Live Pitch

We’ll meet the finalists of our three categories on the hub conference’s startup stage where they will present their businesses to a high-level expert jury and the audience – the winners take away 5,000€ each among other prizes.


Are you a startup with an innovative product or prototype in the FinTech, Health or IoT sector? Then send us your pitch deck for our anniversary contest and take the chance to impress our expert jury. All you need to do is to enter your details below, upload your document and submit the form.

Before you do so, have a look at our How to apply section and our application guidelines!

Our pitch will take place as part of the hub conference on 10 December 2015. Start-ups can also apply for free tickets.

Application deadline: expired


The Innovators’ Pitch is powered by Get Started, the startup initiative by Bitkom, Germanys leading ICT association. We aim to connect startups with established companies in the digital sector and to represent startups’ interests in politics. We offer them possibilities to meet decision makers and to network with established companies at high-quality events. Also, we provide them with expert knowledge and current information on market developments and legislation. Politically we advocate for young growth companies on a regional, national, and EU level. Bitkom represents more than 1,500 companies, already 300 startups have joined us at special terms designed to meet their needs.