Can you believe that CEBIT is only a few days away? Our team is very excited to explore every inch of the festival and experience it to the fullest. CEBIT 2018 is new, different, musical and mostly innovative. In the creation of the newest version of CEBIT 2018, the organizers wanted to transform the big European IT event to the ultimate European startup platform to welcome young entrepreneurs and give them the opportunity to shine.
What is scale11@d!tec and what is so exclusive about it? This platform is designed for startup representatives who are eager to showcase their ideas, missions and visions.
Entering the startup stage every visitor can experience different formats of interactions such as speed-dating, founders fight and expert panel.
Speed dating – “Startups Meet Executives and Investors”
Everybody has heard of speed dating but let us quickly summarize: two personas meet for the first-time and have the mission to get to know each other within 5-6 minutes and decide whether they are a good match. CEBIT speed dating is slightly different: the game is designed with the idea to connect investors with startups and create bridge between members of the CEBIT Executive Club and the scale 11 Investors Club. For the startups taking part: Be prepared!
Founders Fight, similarly to the TV show “Shark Tank”, provides startups with an opportunity to “fight” for their place. Founders Fight is designed for startups to pitch their business models in front of the CEBIT jury and critical audience who will evaluate the business ideas presented. In case the jury is inspired by the idea, the founders will receive an entry to the Corporate Entrepreneurship Workshops on Thursday and Friday.
The format is divided into two rounds: In the first round, two startups will have the time to present their ideas one after another. After that each of them will have one minute either to attack or defend their opponents` business idea. In the second round, the winners of round 1 will be asked in depth questions by the jury about their business plans. After listening to their answers, the audience votes for or against the idea.
The expert panel is an opportunity for startups to talk to experts and get guidance to further develop their ideas. So how is it structured? The panel discussion aims to involve upto three founders alongside an expert per founder. The experts will be from different domains such as Fintech and IoT for example. At the beginning, the outlines of the topic should be discussed and an individual introduction by every speaker will be provided.
The panel discussion allows every startup to have their moment to shine without interruptions and joint presentations.
To be part of this exciting journey, get your tickets and meet the startups at Scale11@d!tec Our stand is located in Hall 17, Stand F24, where you’ll find our market intelligence specialists ready to discuss the ways we could help your company make strategic decisions. Frenus has gathered extensive experience from digitalization related client engagements and own studies, giving us the ability to assist your company through the wave of digitalization