Rheinland-Pitch eSports Special

The eSports scene unites in Cologne

In cooperation with Bitkraft, The Esports Observer, Challengermode and Insurninja, we proudly present you our first Rheinland-Pitch eSports Special on August, 22nd. You will listen to a few exciting startup pitches from the gaming & eSports industry and also have the chance to hear the success story of two international esports startups (Challengermode from Sweden & The Esports Observer from Berlin) plus a panel discussion with experts from the industry.

Cologne is at the center of eSports and gaming in Europe with both the ESL One and the Gamescom happening in the Rhine metropolis. This is why we want to gather the community, strengthen existing relationships and foster new valuable connections between all of you.
Are you a founder of an early stage startup with a tech-focus? Is your product already in beta phase? Then apply right now for our Rheinland-Pitch eSports Special!

Rheinland-Pitch eSports Special – 22nd August 2019 in Cologne

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17:00 Uhr – Opening and networking
17:45 Uhr – Welcoming words
18:00 Uhr – The Esports Observer – The journey and lessons learned
18:15 Uhr – Challengermode – The journey and lessons learned
18:30 Uhr – Panel discussion with leading investors & startups from the industry
18:50 Uhr – Startup-Pitches inkl. Q&A session – Apply here to pitch
19:45 Uhr – Break incl food
20:15 Uhr – Award ceremony
20:30 Uhr – Open networking

Our application form for a pitch slot can be found HERE.


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Presentation of our partners

BITKRAFT is the first and most active esports investment fund in the world. We see esports as the future of digital entertainment and work alongside the best founders to build outstanding products and services. We focus our investments in early and growth stage companies – globally.

What is the Rheinland-Pitch?

The Rheinland-Pitch was initiated by STARTPLATZ back in 2013 in Cologne. It has since become the single-biggest startup pitch competition in Germany. In this monthly held competition, we give startups the chance to present their business ideas in front of potential customers, investors and corporates. The audience regularly consists of a crowd of more than 100 people. The winner of the Rheinland-Pitch is determined by the audience via online vote.