The INVESTORS’ DINNER traditionally brings startups and investors together and opens up unique pitch opportunities. Instead of a stage presentation, startups deliver their pitches over an exquisite 3-course dinner at a table where selected VCs and business angels sit directly opposite them. The dinner event thus enables valuable contacts to be made in an exclusive atmosphere.  

  

Who is the 23rd INVESTORS’ DINNER aimed at?  

We are looking for early-stage startups from the B2B and B2C sectors. Applications are welcome from innovative startups with high growth potential seeking venture capital between €200,000 and €3,000,000. The focus is on the topics “Consumer Internet: Media Technologies and Media Platforms, VR/AR/XR, Artificial Intelligence, Gaming, Marketing and E-Commerce Solutions, Mobile, FinTech, Blockchain/NFT, SaaS, Cyber Security and Consumer Health.  

  

What’s in it for you when participating in the INVESTORS’ DINNER?  

The 22 previous INVESTORS’ DINNERs between 2011 and April 2022 have successfully paved the way to investments for many startups. For example, BMP, b-to-v, Frühphasenfonds Brandenburg, HTGF, HV Holtzbrinck Venture, Partech, Speedinvest, Unternehmertum Venture Capital Partners, Ventech, WestTech Ventures and other venture capitalists have invested in alumni. In total, more than 30 investments have been made. In general, you will benefit from the contacts to build long-term investor relationships and the profound feedback of our experts at the preparation meeting. In addition, you can make many valuable contacts to the other founders, which will be an enrichment for your network.  

  

How can you apply?   

The application deadline was September 26, 2022. An experienced jury of experts will review all applications and select the participants.  

  

What does the participation cost?  

All interested startups from the above-mentioned industries can participate with their pitch decks free of charge in the intensive selection and evaluation process of the approximately 14-member top-class jury. Should you be selected and invited by the jury for the INVESTORS’ DINNER, a participation fee of 50€ has to be paid. This fee includes a preparatory pitch coaching by the jury, participation in the dinner, access to the investors, as well as a one-year membership as a regular startup member of medianet and thus access to almost 1,500 multipliers from the media, creative and digital industries in the capital region.   

  

Which investors take part in INVESTORS’ DINNER?  

VCs at past events were: Auxxo Beteiligungen GmbH, Brandenburg Kapital GmbH, bmp Ventures AG, btov Partners, Business Angels Berlin-Brandenburg, Capnamic Ventures, Companisto, Creathor Ventures, Deutera, Deutsche Bahn Digital Ventures GmbH, Earlybird, e.ventures, Gruner + Jahr, High-Tech Gründerfonds, Heartcore Capital, HV Holtzbrinck Ventures, IBB Bet, ILB, innogy, Iris Capital, JOIN Capital, Joyance Partners, June Fund, Motu Ventures, Project A, Porsche Ventures, Redstone, seed+speed Ventures, signals, Smart Infrastructure Ventures GmbH, Target Partners, Think Health, Unternehmertum Venture Capital Partners, VENTECH Capital, WestTech Ventures, Wille Finance AG and XAnge!  

  

Conditions of participation  

We welcome applications from teams with a diverse background! 

By submitting your application you agree to:  

  

  • the payment of a participation fee of 50€ (if you are selected for the dinner), which includes a one-year membership at medianet berlinbrandenburg e.V. for the year 2023,   
  • the use of your documents & data for the jury meeting (original documents will be forwarded to our jury),  
  • contacting you for all purposes of the 23rd Investors’ Dinner 2022,  
  • the communication of your participation (if you are selected for the dinner) in social media posts, on the medianet website, in the newsletter and other PR materials,  
  • the visual documentation of the event and use of the images for all purposes of online and offline public relations by medianet berlinbrandenburg e.V.  

 

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