A Truly Impactful Global Pitch Event!

This is a startup pitch event hailing from the Netherlands. It began in 2012, and now - is held in over 100 countries around the world. The format of the pitch is a 1- on -1 pitch battle between 2 startups without slideshows,in a virtual boxing ring! This year, event will be held online. Osaka Innovation Hub will hold the “Japan Final” for the 5th time this year!

NEWS

 

OVERVIEW

DATE

December 3rd Thu.
6:30pm~8:30pm

VENUE

Online

How To Watch

You can apply as an audience for free.
(Event will be in English)

Apply To Pitch

We are currently recruiting participants for the "Japan Final" to be held on online in December 3rd in 2020. The winner is entitled to attend the “World Final,” in February 2021 in Montreal, Canada and provided with access to a variety of global connections as well as immense international exposure. This year it will be an online event, so you can participate from anywhere.

Why You Should Pitch?

  • Promotion

    Get the chance to pitch your startup to the world.

  • Connection

    You can connect with truly inspirational competitors, VCs, and sponsors.

  • Online

    You can participate from anywhere.

Time Line

Application Deadline

November 11th Wed. 11:59pm

Document Screening Result

November 13th Fri.

Finalists Selection

November 16th Mon. 1pm - 6pm
November 17th Tue. 1pm - 6pm
*about 30min per 1 company
*2companies in each weight-class will be selected to participate in the battle.

Finalists Announcement

November 20th Fri.

Online Voting Period

November 23rd to 30th

Orientation

November 27th Fri. 2pm - 4pm

Final Battle

December 3rd Thu. 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Requirements

Requirements

  • ■Business Industry: AI-related
  • ■Started businesses in the past 8years
  • ■Having an innovative, scalable business idea or model
  • ■Able to pitch in English

About entry class

  • Valuation (*GTIR headquarters comprehensively judge the class for each startups based on investment amount, net profit, growth rate, and so on)
  • ■Under 500K €:Entry to light weight class
  • ■500K € - 2.5M €: Entry to middle weight class
  • ■Above 2.5M € :Entry to Heavy weight class
  • We will inform the screening results and the entry class to join in consideration of entry content and business description.
  • Valuation is different from the Japan’s standards

Application Deadline

November 11th Wed. 11:59pm

Document Screening Result

We will inform the results by e-mail by November 13th Fri. 6pm

How To Apply

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Selection Process & Rules

Selection Pitch Round <Closed Sesstion With No Audience>

DATE

November 16th Mon. 1pm - 6pm
November 17th Tue. 1pm - 6pm
*about 30min per 1 company

2companies in each weight-class will be selected to participate in the battle.

VENUE

Online

How To Watch

Closed sesstion with no audience

Rules

It’s a 3 minutes straight pitch following by 4 themes.
Pitch in English with no slideshows.
There will be at least 2 judges with no audience.

Details

  • ■3 minutes straight pitch in English following by 4 themes below.
  • 1 – Team
  • 2 – Achievements
  • 3 – Business model & market
  • 4 – Financials & investment proposition
  • ■Q&A Session in English
  • ■Feedback by judges in Japanese

Public Voting Period

Date

November 23rd to 30th

Details

Finalists (6 startups) will get 1 week to gather fans in their network that endorse their mission.

Orientation

Date

November 27th Fri. 2pm - 4pm

Details

Explanation of the rules of the pitch and competition
English Pitch Training
Meetup with another participants

Online Pitch Battle

Date

December 3rd Thu. 6:30pm - 8:30pm

VENUE

Online

How To Watch

You can apply as an audience for free. (Event will be in English)

Rules

It's a 1- on-1 pitch battle between two startups.There are 5 rounds, ending in a Q&A and a vote for the winner by our judges. First you get a quick intro (1min), and 5rounds (30sec) are: Team, Achievements, Business Model & Market, Financials & Proposition, and Freestyle.

Final Battle Procedure

Introduction

(1 Minute)
Self introduction about your company.

Round1

Team(30sec)
This round covers the compilation of the startups (management) team, and highlights their various skills and experience. Think of including why this team is unique and will be successful, and what the team may lack.

Round2(30sec)

Achievements
In this round startups will outline what they have achieved to date (not what they will achieve!). This can include sales and/ or revenue, number of customers, and any partnerships or investments they have. Startups can also think of mentioning any awards that they have won.

Round 3

Business model & market(30sec)
Startups can use this round to explain their businesses, the markets in which they find themselves, and their market strategy. In addition, noting competition, and how they are different including USP’s (Unique Selling Point) can help this.

Round4

Financials & Investment Proposition(30sec)
The fourth round covers the financial situation and the investment sought. What is the total investment sought and what does the startup needs beside money? What is the share amount offered/ sold to investors? How will the money be spent? Think also of including where the startup will be in three to five years.

Round5

Freestyle(30sec)
This is the last round of the battle. Here startups are free to do what they want in a last effort to convince the champions (investors) why they should invest in them and their company. The startup needs to try to even convince it’s competitor why he or she should win! The startup needs to try to get to the core of its existence, why do they exist and what is their passion. A short product demonstration could be included here.

Q&A

Q&A Session (8min)
The judges will ask both participants a few questions.

SELECTION OF THE WINNER

The judges vote for the winner.

Judges Judges

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  • Plug and Play Japan Community Partners

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  • Kyoto Chiesangyo Sozonomori Community Partners

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  • Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Community Partners

    Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

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