Demonstrator Lab Summer Pitch Event 2024 – May 16th

16 May - 2024
15:30 - 21:00

We would like to invite you to the Demonstrator Lab’s Summer Pitch Event on May 16th    

Discover the next big thing in the startup-world!
This academic year, Demonstrator Lab has welcomed 45 new projects of students and staff, and 71 projects are currently working on demonstrating the potential of their entrepreneurial idea.

Program May 16th

  • Semi-final: 14:30 – 15:30 | (no audience)
  • Final: 15.30 – 17.00 | Vrije Universiteit, NU-building Theatherzaal 5
  • Demo Market with drinks & pizza: 17.00 – 21.00 | VU StartHub

Demonstrator Lab’s Summer Pitch Event
We are celebrating these successes with Demonstrator Lab’s Summer Pitch Event on May 16TH. During this event, all current Demonstrator Lab projects compete in a pre-final round to secure a spot in the finals the same day. The 6 best projects are invited to pitch their idea to an external jury and only 3 will be awarded with EUR 1.000 vouchers to spend on their project. Additionally, incorporated projects are celebrated during a graduation ceremony.

Demo&Drinks – The afterparty
Enjoy pizza&prosecco, good music and conversation and plug into the entrepreneurial spirit of the VU. All of the participating start-up projects will be there to talk to you about the product or service they’ve been developing

The jury of the final is composed of four esteemed partners of the VU entrepreneurial ecosystem: Bettina Zijlstra, Oscar Kneppers, Ross Gordon and Saskia Verstege.

For the pre-final rounds a panel has been put together, chaired by Chief Impact Officer Davide Iannuzzi, founding father of Demonstrator Lab, and the winners of last year’s Summer Pitch Event: Madglove, Pulse, Omnia, Respira and VU-AMS.

Previous Summer Pitch Edition
Winners of the 2023 edition are Madglove, Pulse Sport and VU AMS. All of them are still highly valued members of the Demonstrator Lab community, passing on their experience to peer projects. Soon they will take the next step in the VU Entrepreneurship ecosystem and move their office to the VU StartHub.

Sign up
Spots to the final pitch are limited, but if you think you should be in the audience (4 PM, Theaterzaal 5, NU-building) then you are probably right. In any case, we would love for you to come toast with us afterwards, during the Demo&Drinks.

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