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At the fifth edition of the CEMS Startup Challenge 8 startup teams receive expert coaching on their their startup (idea) and pitch it in front of a panel of corporate partners, VCs and founders at the Demo Day on November 9, 2021.
Analyst at btov
Investment Manager at Talent Venture Group
Founder at The VCfactory
Karolina Brücknerova & Niklas Vogt
(Senior) Consultants at E.ON
Founder at Metarina
Nico Valenti Gatto
Director at B4i
Founder at Farmy
Principal at 3VC (formerly capital300)
Receive feedback from seasoned entrepreneurs, investors and previous participants - all CEMSies.
The VC Factory
Bart van Mill
Co-Founder and founder
Oh My Baby and Vengaleads
Product Marketing Manager in Hospitality Tech and Glamping/Alternative Tourism Consultant
Triptease LTD and Gavala & Co LTD
Marco Cesare Solinas
Blue Future Partners
Receive mentoring from experienced entrepreneurs
Pitch in front of investors, corporate partners and CEMSies
Prizes for the winning teams & 0.25 ECTS for all participating students
Teams should be composed of 2-5 people with at least one member from CEMS. Both CEMS students and alumni can participate.
We will feature two competition categories to include entrepreneurs at different stages. Depending on which stage you apply for, you need to hand in different deliverables.
Student and/or alumni teams that want to develop entrepreneurial ideas. These teams and ideas are created for the sake of the CSC.
(1) One page executive summary of your startup idea with relevant information included
(2) Thorough illustration of the startup idea based on the business model canvas (BMC template or slide deck)
(3) short pitch video (optional)
Student and/or alumni teams that are already running a startup. These business ideas have been thought through, and teams will often already have first clients or a minimum viable product on the market.
We know that many of you are first time entrepreneurs. use the following criteria as a guide for building your first pitch deck.
Personal and professional diversity, clear responsibilities, passion, motivation, know-how
PRODUCT / SERVICE
Feasibility, innovativeness, problem-solution fit, sustainable value creation
MARKET & COMPETITION
Market size and dynamics, positioning, USP, sustainable competitive advantage
Value proposition, customers, resources, cost & revenue structure
Milestones, go-to-market strategy
The fourth edition of the CEMS Startup Challenge took place on November 11, 2020. At the final pitching event, slected CEMS student and alumni teams had the opportunity to pitch their business ideas in front of a panel of corporate partners, VCs and founders.WATCH THE RECORDING
You are an experienced entrepreneur, investor or innovator?BECOME A MENTOR
Get in touch! We would love to have you on board and provide valuable feedback to the participants.
The CEMS Startup Challenge is organized by CEMS Entrepreneurs, a group of CEMS students and alumni that are passionate about promoting entrepreneurship within CEMS and making the value of the CEMS network available to founders.LEARN MORE