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FOUNDERS
FIGHTS

CYBER
SECURITY
EDITION

STARTUP
OPEN
AIR


DONNERSTAG 29/08/24
AUF DEM 
BONNER BOGEN

get ready to compete!

Founders Fights Cyber Security Edition @ Startup Open Air 2024

 

The Founders Fight Night - the toughest startup pitching competition in the universe!

Why is the competition tough? Because no distractions will help the startups - no screen, no slides, nothing.

That's right - every participating startup faces an equal opponent, and only one can win. Battle rap as a pitch event! Of course, the main focus is on having fun for participants and involving the audience.

In this interactive format, the audience is actively involved in deciding who wins the round because, as in real start-up life, only one person is ever right - the market!

The expert jury asks tough "Haymaker questions" in the rounds and tries to influence the market. 
The sessions will conclude in a spectacular final event on the 29th of August and present: 

 

A new

Cyber Security 
Founders Fight Champion
.

No pitch event engages the audience as much as the Founders Fight Night.

meet the jury:

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JUDITH MERTENS
nrw
BANK

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SOPHIA TRAN
SPOTLIGHT
VENTURES

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SVENJA LASSEN
GATEWAY
VENTURES

 

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JAN JESKE
NEOTEQ


 

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SEBASTIAN KAWELKE
L3EMONTREE
CYBERSECURITY

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JOHANNES TRIEBS
EARLYBIRD

 

STARTUPS

APPLY HERE

 Become the main act of the night! 
 Pitch your case and get feedback 
 from an expert jury. 
 Win over the audience and win 
 sponsored goodies. All FAQ's are 
 answered in the application 
 process. Click that button now!    

 startups faq 

  • Who is eligible to apply?
    This one is an open round focussed on startups in the Cybersecurity vertical. If you're looking to connect with capital or customers and have a place in the Cybersecurity ecosystem, you may apply.
  • Is there a briefing or training beforehand?
    Yes - we will prepare you perfectly for the ring of startup champions. The Founders Fight Club organizes a briefing in which all questions are answered and best practices are highlighted.
  • How does this work?
    The Founders Fight format: 1st round - Both startups introduce themselves for one minute each. 2nd round - Startup in the red corner attacks blue corner 3rd round - Attack and defense alternate. Then the judges ask the "Haymaker" questions. Finally, the audience votes and decides the winner of the round: Winner-Winner-Chicken-Dinner!
  • Isn't that a bit aggressive?
    The tough questions are asked by visitors and jurors anyway, but they are often not asked due to politeness. The startup typically has perfect answers to critical questions, but is rarely given the opportunity to respond. This is different in this format and therefore much more entertaining. This means that even a non-startup-savvy audience can get into the format and form an opinion and, of course, take an interest in your startup.
  • What is the goal?
    To win in the finals and get fame & glory. The more important objective is to put your startup in the center of everyone's attention and secure as many new contacts as possible to help your startup thrive. Most importantly: Let's have fun!
  • How long are Pitches?
    One minute at a time. Then the debate-style follows.
  • Slides allowed?
    No, the winning Founder Fighters shine with debating skills and rhetorical ability.
  • How can I prepare?
    There is an extensive fighter briefing and provision of videos of previous fights. Preparation for the opponent is particularly important. You typically get your match-up with an opponent a week ahead.
  • Can I lose something?
    Our aim is always for all participating start-ups to look good and, above all, have fun. There are no losers, but only one new champ!

THE FOUNDERS FIGHT NIGHT IS POWERED BY:

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digitalhub.de

DIGITALHUB.DE ist mit modernsten Räumlichkeiten an zwei Standorten in Bonn vertreten und die zentrale Anlaufstelle für digitale Themen in der Bonner Region.

 

Darüber hinaus unterstützt der Hub Gründerinnen und Gründer einer digitalen und Cyber Security-basierten Geschäftsidee mit seinem 6-monatigen Accelerator-Programm.

 

Neben einer breiten Vielfalt an Veranstaltungen ist der Hub eine Entwicklungs- und Begegnungsstätte für Start-ups, Unternehmen und Wissenschaft.

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