SevenVentures Pitch Day

Apply, pitch and win!

The SevenVentures Pitch Day is our annual signature event. According to Forbes Magazine our SevenVentures Pitch Day is one of the most important start-up competitions in the world.

Pitch your business and convince an expert jury. The winner receives millions in TV advertising. In addition the winner will receive an online budget as well as their own TV Spot.

In 2017 we will host a satellite version of the Pitch Day for US companies only. We are looking for US growth companies looking to launch in Germany. The main 7VPD will take part at the DLD conference on October 26th in Berlin.

SevenVentures Pitch Day - Berlin

Apply, pitch and win!

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 7th SevenVentures Pitch Day we are looking for B2C growth companies with a unique physical product looking to launch in Germany.
The winner will receive 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 the 7VPD is taking place at the DLD conference on October 26th, 2017 in Berlin, one of the world’s best networking conferences – with proven business leaders and international press in attendance.

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 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 three finalists to showcase their business and compete live on stage at the 7VPD before a jury of the hottest industry experts.

Our finalists will join Rise Brew, US winner of our 2017 Satellite Pitch Day in New York, to compete for the final prize – a full-service media package including a professional TV spot and 3 million euros worth of TV advertising on ProSiebenSat.1 Group’s seven channels.


    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. Following the Pitch Day, each of our four finalists will meet with our jurist and prominent start-up-investor Joko Winterscheidt for an exclusive one-on-one investor meeting

    7VPD Jury 2017 - Introducing our jury this year:

    • Joko Winterscheidt is one of Germanys most famous and best-loved TV presenters. Working together with his partner in crime Klaas on ProSieben hits like “Joko gegen Klaas - das Duell um die Welt” and “Circus Halligalli”, he has revolutionised the German TV landscape. Joko has a long-standing passion for investing in start-ups, most notably SMS service GoButler, premium sock start-up Von Jungfeld and production company Creative Cosmos 15 with friend and actor Matthias Schweighöfer.
    • Florian Pauthner is CEO of SevenVentures but enjoys 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.
    • Our 7VPD Audience comprising business executives, creative and social leaders, opinion formers and investors from the DLD Conference will have the third vote on our jury.
    Accompanying presenter Steven Gätjen through the programme and advising the finalists will be leading German lifestyle influencer Sophia Thiel.

    As an overweight teenager Sophia adopted a rigorous fitness regime and lost 25 kilos. By documenting her journey on social media, she now enjoys a major career as a digital marketing star boasting over 1.2 million followers on Instagram and 1.3 million fans on Facebook.

    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 market leader! Consumer start-ups from all over the world and across all industries can apply.
    • 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 DLD)
    • Company profile (max. 250 words), Photos of founders, Logo
    • Video footage of your products and your company (obligatory)
    Any Questions? Please Email: 7VPD@sevenventures.de

    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: