Rheinland-Pitch PIRATE Special

Walk the Plank! We will get you to the PIRATE Summit!

In cooperation with PIRATEx and Digital Hub Cologne we proudly present you our first Rheinland-Pitch PIRATE Special on May, 15th. At an unique cologne based location we give you the chance to pitch your startup in front of potential customers, investors, corporates and win a wildcard for the exclusive pitch competition of the PIRATE Summit (26-28 JUNE 2019 COLOGNE).

At the PIRATE Summit 1,000+ handpicked participants from more than 60 countries await you. As participant of the Walk the Plank pitch competition, you present your startup in front of investors from all over Europe.

Are you a founder of an early stage startup with a tech-focus? Is your team based in or around cologne? Is your product already in beta phase? Then apply right now for our Rheinland-Pitch PIRATE Special!

Rheinland-Pitch PIRATE Special – 15th May 2019 in Cologne
(Application Deadline: Sunday 28th April – 24.00)
Apply now

More Information about our application process can be found HERE.


Von Eventbrite


1st Place: Wildcard for the Walk the Plank pitch competition at PIRATE Summit 2019 + two free tickets
2nd and 3rd place: Two tickets for PIRATE Summit 2019″

What is the PIRATE Summit?

PIRATE Summit is Europe’s largest invitation-/application-only conference for early-stage startups, investors and corporate executives. The PIRATE Summit represents true grassroots entrepreneurship: authentic, crazy, and real. For the 7th time in a row, PIRATE Summit gathers movers and shakers of the digital sector from all over the world in Cologne (Germany). Every single participant is carefully picked and selected to ensure a perfect crowd to create meaningful connections. PIRATE Summit is not a “normal” conference – it is an event you never attended before. And to ensure the extraordinary, it takes place in one of Cologne’s most unique locations: Odonien – a scrapyard turned into an outdoor art gallery. It is the perfect pirate location and offers enough space for robots, fire, networking, and fun.

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.