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SevenVentures Pitch Day

SevenVentures Pitch Day

Go from Start-up to Brand!

The SevenVentures Pitch Day is our signature event. According to Forbes magazine it ranks as one of the major start-up competitions worldwide. On the 8th SevenVentures Pitch Day we are searching for B2C growth companies with a unique digital or physical product looking to become a world-leading brand.

The winner will receive a full-service media package including:
  • €3 million worth of TV advertising
  • €200,000 worth of online marketing
  • €30,000 towards a professional TV spot
  • A mentoring program from Procter & Gamble
This year the 7VPD is taking place at the DMEXCO conference in Cologne on September 12th, 2018, the place to be for the world’s top brands.
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SevenVentures Pitch Day 2018 - Cologne

What’s it all about?

We are looking for the most creative and innovative companies in the B2C market space. Rather than early-stage start-ups in the traditional sense, we are looking for growth companies with a unique digital or physical product who want to scale quickly and are at the right stage of development to benefit from our TV advertising power.

We will invite four finalists (three chosen by us and one “wild card” from start-ups exhibiting at DMEXCO’s Start-up Village) to showcase their business and compete live on stage at the 7VPD in front of a jury of the hottest industry experts.

Our finalists compete for a full-service media package including a professional TV spot and €3 million worth of TV advertising on ProSiebenSat.1 Group’s seven channels. Furthermore they get a four month mentoring program from Procter & Gamble, one of the leading FMCG companies worldwide. An expert team will support the winner start up with its operating issues.

7VPD Jury 2018

Introducing our jury this year:
  • Michael Stich is a entrepreneur, founder and a former professional tennis player.
  • Astrid Teckentrup has been managing director of P&G sales in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, one of the largest markets for P&G worldwide, since 2015. On a global level, she is responsible for a major global customer.
  • Florian Pauthner & Eun-Kyung Park will team up to judge the presentations of the start-ups: Eun-Kyung is Managing Director of SevenVentures and since 2009 has held many executive positions at the ProSiebenSat.1 Group, including for ProSiebenSat.1 Digital (Video), TV channel sixx and Managing Director of SevenOne Adfactory. Florian is Managing Director of SevenVentures and previously enjoyed a longstanding career as an investment expert as former SevenVentures’ CFO, in M&A for one of the biggest financial institutions in Northern Europe and at a leading management consultancy.
Top TV presenter Steven Gätjen will be guiding our finalists and jury through the program.

Pitch us your vision!

Are you a German growth company planning to scale quickly in the German market? Are you an international growth company established at home and seeking to expand into the German market? Then pitch us your vision on how to become a world-leading brand! Consumer start-ups from all over the world and across all industries can apply.

Simply send us your:
  • Company pitch deck (.ppt):
    * 1 Slide: Executive summary to describe your TV – Marketing readiness, include your founding year, previous funding rounds, investors, generated revenues and KPI’s
    * 2-3 Slides: Company description, management team and outline the state of your business
    * 2-3 Slides: Business model, products and USP
    * 2 Slides: Market and competitor analysis
    * 1 Slide: Your strategy on how to become a market leader
    * 1 Slide: Contact details (of the Person, who would be presenting at DMEXCO)
  • Company profile (max. 250 words), photos of founders, logo
  • Video footage of your products and your company (obligatory)
Start-ups can submit their application HERE until August 22nd, 2018. From this pool of applicants, three finalists will be chosen for the grand finale. The fourth and final finalist will be a “wildcard” chosen from one of the start-ups exhibiting at the DMEXCO Start-up Village.

Extension of Deadline for Start-up Village Registration @ DMEXCO
DMEXCO are extending the deadline for registration to their Start-up Village until 31 July 2018, giving even more emerging companies the opportunity to win the coveted wildcard to the 7VPD final. Start-ups can apply to exhibit at the Start-up Village at: https://dmexco.com/de/conference/stages-slider/start-up-village/#stages

Criteria
Companies worldwide are welcome to apply if they can prove a scalable business model, their TV readiness, a minimum turnover of 1m euros or a clear monetisation strategy and a plausible growth case. The TV spot must be redeemed within 14 months following the Pitch Day. Furthermore, the media can not be aired in the month November and December.

Apply by August 22th, 2018

SevenVentures Pitch Day - Berlin

Photo: Jens Oellermann / DLD

Berlin Calling


HAFERVOLL is this year’s winning SevenVentures Pitch Day startup. The Cologne-based startup, which produces handmade muesli bars without the use of any additives, beat the stiff international competition at the DLD Berlin and snapped up a lucrative media package worth millions.
The winner received a full-service media package including:
  • 3 million euros worth of TV advertising
  • 200,000 euros worth of online marketing
  • 40,000 euros towards a professional TV spot
  • Support from top German social influencer Sophia Thiel
This year’s panel of experts included TV presenter and start-up investor Joko Winterscheidt and SevenVentures CEO Florian Pauthner. Accompanying presenter Steven Gätjen through the programme and advising the finalists was the leading German lifestyle influencer Sophia Thiel.

SevenVentures Pitch Day - NYC

1,2,3 From New York to Germany


The SevenVentures Pitch Day is our signature event and, according to Forbes magazine, ranks as one of the major start-up competitions worldwide. This year we are bringing the most rewarding competition for businesses, to DLD NYC for the very first time.
The winner receives a full service media package:
  • Marketing support
  • Free TV Commercial
  • 300K Euros towards TV advertising spend
  • Wild card to the 7VPD Berlin with the chance to win 3 million Euros
    worth of TV media (travel expenses paid*)
Every year since 2012, young, high-growth companies are invited to compete for the much sought-after prize in the form of a unique media package. This year, the 7VPD is taking place at the DLD New York conference May 11th), one of the world’s best networking conferences – with proven business leaders and international press attending.

Munich 2016

The 7VPD came back home to Munich.

On the stage of the DLDsummer, Europe’s hottest networking and innovation conference, we held our 5th 7VPD. Six amazing start-ups were invited to pitch live on stage and win over the hearts of the audience and jury as well as being able to win our great prize. (Three million euros TV-media, 200 thousand euros online and 70 thousand euros offline media budget + the creation of a TV-spot)

Sascha van Holt (CEO of SevenVentures & jury member) said: “It has never been so difficult to pick a winner, since all of the six start-ups are extremely competent.” Luckily the decision was made for him, as the DLDsummer audience had the last say and voted this year’s 7VPD: “Tinkerbots”

We would like to thank all six start-ups, the honorable jury, the entire DLD team, the DLDsummer audience and all other team members that helped us to create this breathtaking event.

7VPD goes European:
start-ups pitch to win millions of Euros in TV ads

7VPD competition for health & fitness companies

7VPD - statups pitch to win!

Impressions of 7VPD 2014 in London

7VPD 2014 London

Germany’s largest TV network corporation announces together with its European Media Partners the 3rd SevenVentures Pitch Day (7VPD). The most innovative founders and Start-ups worldwide pitch their concepts on7VPD @ NOAH Conference in London on November 13th, 2014.

7VPD prizes 2014

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 the Pan-European Media Prize which will be awarded the for the first time in the 7VPD history.The European Media Alliance includes the following partner - TF1 (France), Channel4 (UK), Dogan TV (Turkey), TVN (Poland), Modern Times Group (CEE) and Antenna Group (Greece).The media prizes come of course “no strings attached“ for each winning venture.

Mentorship dinner with David Blumberg

On November 12th an exclusive mentorship dinner with David Blumberg will take place at the Banking Hall in London. All the finalists of 7VPD will have the unique opportunity to ask questions and discuss with David.David Blumberg is the Managing Partner of Blumberg Capital. He has been investing in early stage technology companies for more than 24 years. His current investment focus includes Digital Media, Social Media, Mobility, SaaS/Technology Enabled Services and Internet.

Austria 2016

The Austrian branch of SevenVentures is proud to present their own SevenVentures Pitch Day, which is being organized once every quarter. Austrian Start-Ups have the chance to pitch their idea in front of a hand selected audience as well as an expert jury.  
Ultimately the jury will choose a winner, after the start-up survived a 10 min Q&A session with them. The victorious start-up will win a 25.000 EUR TV-Media prize.  

In case you are interested in applying for the Austrian Pitch Day or would like to follow the live stream. Please apply here: www.prosiebensat1puls4.com

Previous Winners

Congratualion to the last years winners:
Special Thanks to: