Thirty entrepreneurs meet thirty investors in a quick-fire match-making pitching event at this pitch competition semi-finale 30 startup companies will be nailed down to eight finalists, with 250 000 up for grabs to the winner.
To do this we have matched the startups with 30 investors. Each startup will have one person pitching and presenting to investors in "speed dates". Each speed date will last for 10 minutes exactly and a gong will mark the end of each session. No pitchers are allowed to speak to the investor after the gong has been hit, otherwise than saying the usual "goodbye". The investors will give scores to the startups based on the quality of their pitch. All start ups will meet 15 investors each. The eight start ups with highest score are given a place in the finals.
The 8 finalists chosen on March 1st will get to pitch their 90 seconds pitch on stage in front of the Technoport audience on March 2nd based on the same criteria as on March 1st. A jury panel will get to ask the finalist one question and the host Leo Johnson will facilitate the conversation. The winner of the pitch competition will be announced at the evening event, "Technoport's Live Crowdfunding". The winner will receive 250 000 NOK in soft funding!