7VPD goes International - Your Launchpad to Europe!
Thursday, November 13th 2014, 7 Startups pitch to win €7 Million in TV ads!
Great Ideas Need Big Audiences!
Germany’s largest TV network corporation announces together with its European Media Partners the 3rd SevenVentures Pitch Day (7VPD). We are inviting the most innovative and creative founders and Start-ups worldwide to pitch their concepts on 7VPD @ NOAH Conference in London on November 13th, 2014.
NOAH conference is highly acclaimed for being one of the Best Investor Conferences worldwide, attracting over 1,000 attendees from all over the world. If you can convince a tough, distinguished world class jury of your unique business idea, millions of TV marketing budget will support your breakthrough in Europe.
2013´s hero, GetYourGuide, marketplace for travel related activities, won the jury voting, claimed the media volume prize and consequently boosted its brand awareness in the German market since the beginning of the TV campaign!
The Who’s Who of 7VPD
The 7 finalists will compete for a €7 million prize of TV media on the channels owned by ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG. ProSiebenSat.1 Group awards €4 mn to the 1st winner, €2 mn to the 2nd winner and €1 mn to the 3rd winner! The Public Vote Winner will receive a Consulting and PR Package and Online Media.
But this year winners will win additional prizes from its European Partners including TF1 (France), Channel4 (UK), Dogan TV (Turkey), TVN (Poland) and Modern Times Group (CEE).
The media prizes come of course “no strings attached“ for each winning venture.
The contest will be broadcasted live with the online audience functioning as a further judge in the jury. The jury itself consists of hand-picked international VC's and internet experts who will challenge you for the best pitch. We are proud to present you the final Jury of "7VPD 2014 – Your Launchpad to Europe":
- Philipp Freise (Partner at KKR)
- Anil Hansjee (Chief Investment Officer at Modern Times Group and well-known Business Angel)
- Sonali De Rycker (Partner at Accel Partners)
- Deven Parekh (Managing Director at Insight Venture Partners)
- Gilad Novik (Partner at Horizons Ventures)
- Michal Sadowski (Co-Founder and CEO Brand24)
The event itself will be moderated and hosted by the wonderful Sarah Lacy (Founder, Editor-In-Chief and CEO at PandoDaily). She will intellectually stimulate the crowd from having had the experience of knowing great entrepreneurs worldwide.
We want YOU!
7VPD goes international with new European partners. If you are a venture:
- Into consumer internet or mobile (sorry folks – no B2B, pure tech or infrastructure companies)
- Headquartered outside of Germany
- Looking to enter or grow big in Europe starting with Germany
WHEN to apply and to pitch your Start-up at 7VPD 2014
- October 5th: Application phase ends
- October 16th: 7 finalists are announced who will be invited to pitch @ 7VPD (TICKETS INCLUDED)
- November 13th: 7VPD Event at the NOAH Conference in London
Each Finalist will have 7 minutes of stage time, which will be structured in the following way:
- 1 min trailer about their product
- 3 min pitch presentation
- 3 min Q&A with the Jury.
Apply NOW for 7VPD
The application is free, simple and takes no more than 15 min. The 7 finalists are already winners; they will be pitching their venture on stage of 7VPD @ NOAH Conference in London on November 13th, 2014.
Applicants have to provide basic company information, contact details for management and/or of a company representative, and a brief description of the product or service they provide. Please also attach detailed information about the company’s business model, USP, market and competition as well as a link to a video or slide presentation that specifies in-depth information about the business and product.
The application is free and is not related to a partnership or sponsorship of the NOAH Conference in London. Participant companies shall not exist for more than three years. Finalists are video recorded before and during the conference. Finalists must agree to the following: that the video will be shown on online platforms and published in other publications. Finalists and winners will be contacted via email. The winner will be awarded €4 million in TV ads by ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG. Second place will receive €2 million in TV ads, and third place will receive €1 million in TV ads.
The competition is hosted by SevenVentures GmbH, a subsidiary of ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG. In accordance with Section 15 of the German Stock Corporation Act (“Aktiengesetz”), companies that belong to ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG are excluded from participation. The prizes are only awarded to the winning companies and are non-transferable; they also cannot be paid out in cash. The date of the media broadcast is decided in agreement with ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG. The media prize expires if it is not used by December 31, 2014. German law shall apply exclusively. The courts of Munich, Germany, shall have exclusive jurisdiction for any legal matters arising out of or in connection with your participation in this competition.
The privacy terms of SevenVentures GmbH apply: http://www.sevenventures.de/en/data-privacy
SevenVentures GmbH will - irrespective of the legal basis for the claim - only be liable for damages resulting from willful conduct or gross negligence. With respect to culpable injury to life, limb or health of a natural person, SevenVentures GmbH is liable also in the case of ordinary negligence. For the rest, SevenVentures GmbH is liable in the case of ordinary breach of a fundamental contractual obligation. Fundamental contractual obligations in the aforementioned sense are obligations prerequisite to the proper execution of the agreement and to achieve the intention of the agreement, and the observance of which the other party may routinely rely on considering the content and purpose of the agreement. Any liability under the German Product Liability Act (Produkthaftungsgesetz), however, shall remain unaffected.