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SevenVentures Pitch Day

SevenVentures Pitch Day 2019

Creating a Mass Market Brand!

Our top annual event, the SevenVentures Pitch Day, is considered to be one of the most important start-up competitions worldwide according to Forbes magazine. This year, the pitch competition was held at the DMEXCO conference, a leading trade fair for digital economy, marketing and innovation in Cologne.

This year ArtNight, a Berlin start-up focused on bringing people together offline through edutainment workshops, faced tough competition across two rounds to secure a lucrative media package including €3 million in TV advertising, €30,000 for the creation of a TV spot and a four-month mentoring programme from Flaconi.

We would like to congratulate the team at ArtNight and thank our fantastic jury members, including our very own CEO Dr. Jens Pippig, Flaconi CFO Kathrin Nusser and TV presenter Joko Winterscheidt, our talented finalists from CHOOOSE, Jodel and rebike1, our charming presenter Steven Gätjen and the entire DMEXCO team for making this event a great success.  

We are looking forward to the SevenVentures Pitch Day 2020!

SevenVentures Pitch Day - Cologne 2019

Creating a Mass Market Brand!

SevenVentures Pitch Day (2019) returned to the DMEXCO for another year to search for the most innovative start-up in the B2C sector. The jury voted ArtNight as the 2019 winner, a Berlin start-up founded in 2016 that offers creative, edutainment events in bars and restaurants. ArtNight beat competitors CHOOOSE, Jodel and rebike1 to secure the lucrative media and service package from the ProSiebenSat1 Group, which featured:
  • €3 million in TV advertising
  • €30,000 for the production of a TV spot
  • A four-month mentoring programme from Flaconi
Flaconi CFO, Kathrin Nusser and our CEO Dr. Jens Pippig were joined by TV presenter Joko Winterscheidt to form this year’s panel of industry experts. Steven Gätjen returned for another year to present the event before a live audience at the DMEXCO on September 12th. Three start-ups were selected for our grand finale: ArtNight, CHOOOSE and rebike1. A fourth finalist, Jodel, received a wildcard from the DMEXCO and also secured a place in the final. ArtNight was able to win over the jury with their innovative business idea and convincing presentation, securing the win over the competition and taking home the grand media prize.

Aimie-Sarah Carstensen and David Neisinger Co-Founders of ArtNight, “We are thrilled and thankful! This opportunity will enable us to bring more people together offline. With our edutainment experiences ArtNight, ShakeNight, BakeNight and PlantNight we are now able to reach the mass market faster.”

SevenVentures Pitch Day - Cologne

Go from Start-up to Brand!

True to the motto from start-up to brand SevenVentures was looking for the most creative and innovative companies in the B2C market space. The winner of 7VPD 2018 was Selfapy. Selfapy beat the competition yamo, Edamama and Caroobi and snapped up a lucrative media package worth millions. The winner received 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
SevenVentures Pitch Day 2018 Jury:
  • 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 & Dr. Jens Pippig
    Dr. Jens Pippig.
    Jens is Co-CEO of SevenVentures and Founder & Managing Director of the ProSiebenSat.1 Accelerator (awarded"Best Accelerator" in 2017 and 2018 by CAPITAL). Before that, he was leading ProSiebenSat.1 Group‘s strategy department. Prior to that, Jens spent eight years at McKinsey & Company in Berlin and specialized in e-commerce,private equity, and retail. He also founded two successful companies (Potentialpark and Entrypark) in the field of market research and employer branding in Sweden. Jens studied economics at Witten/Herdecke University where he obtained his PhD. He also studied business administration and economics in Stockholm and at Harvard.
    Florian Pauthner. 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.

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

Congratulations to ourpast winners
Special Thanks to: