EC Award

Do you have a simple idea you would like to pursue further? Then the EC Award is the perfect event for you!

From all applications, we will choose 14 of the most promising early stage startups. After a round of elevator pitches in the Polybahn, the 7 finalists will battle for up to 12'000 CHF prize money in the final on December 6th. At the final event, you will pitch your ideas in front of a panel of juries and a large audience which will decide on the audience prize.

Interested? Sign up here!

Quotes

 Do the magic

 

  • - Sign up and present your project on Cofoundme  DEADLINE 28.10.2018

  • - Lean Canvas Workshop  Thursday, 8.11.2018, 17:00-19:00

  • - Polybahn Pitch  Saturday, 17.11.2018, 08:00-12:00

  • - Pitch Intro  Tuesday, 27.11.2018, 17:00-19:00

  • - Pitch Review  Friday, 30.11.2018, 16:00-19:00

  • - Qualify and pitch at the event  Thursday, 06.12.2018, 17:15

  • Enjoy the cheering audience and win up to 12'000 CHF

See the magic

 

  • - Get your audience ticket for the EC Award from eventbrite for the main event on Thursday, 06.12.2018, 17:15

  • - Come to the event and vote for your favorite project!

  • - Enjoy awesome pitches and meet awesome people

Past WINNERS

From 50 applications we had chosen 14 of the most promising early stage startups. After a round of elevator pitches in the Polybahn, the 7 finalists fought hard for up to 12'000 CHF prize money in the final on May 16th. At the final, they pitched their ideas in front of a panel of juries and a large audience which will decide on the audience prize.

Join us to watch and cheer for teams striving to turn their dreams into reality at this event. After the event, there will be a networking session over free burgers and beer. We invite you for an evening of big dreams, inspiration, and innovation.

 

Ultimate Retailing System

Runner Up Spring 2018

DeepEye

Winner Spring 2018

Smart Monitoring for Parkinson Disease

3rd Place 2018

 

FAQ

Who can participate with an idea?

Everyone - teams of arbitrary size.

  • Are there restrictions on the topics?

Nope.

Are there any restrictions on the idea?

We do not allow funded ideas/startups.

  • Are prototypes allowed?

Yes, still the idea has to be considered 'early-stage'.

How can you qualify as a team?

The EC Award Qualification Committee will pick 15 teams demonstrating extraordinary quality for the elevator pitches. The 6 best teams get the chance to pitch at the EC Award. Furthermore, the committee will make sure to restrict participation to idea-stage projects.

  • I have already worked on my project. I don't know if I'm still idea-stage.

Heuristic, not a rule: If your work brought you to a prototype for the purpose of getting feedback, great. If your past work already represents a respectable part of your product or business, you are no longer what we're looking for.

Is it ok to have one of the team members to be part of the EC Committee?

Nope.

What should a project registration on cofoundme.org look like?

We don't require a certain structure - just do your best to convince the voters and the Qualification Committee. Be sure to emphasize on the given judgement criteria. Furthermore, you might want to restrict the length of your content.

What will the pitches be like?

Every team will have exactly 3 min to pitch. We will not let any team have a second of overtime (hint: there will be a gong!). Slides are allowed. Immediately afterwards, the jury will randomly ask you questions for 5 min. There are no restrictions on the content of the pitch. However we want you to keep in mind, that it's all about idea-stage projects.

What are the judgement criteria for at the event?

Feasibility, monetization potential, innovation, added social and/or ecological value.

  • Do I need a ticket to join the audience?

Yes, but all tickets are free. We want everyone to enjoy the evening, which is impossible without seats, food and drinks. Still we don't want to spend an unnecessary amount of money on food and drinks - as we try to rise the prizes as much as we can.

  • As a participant, what is the timeline of the event?

First you need to apply with your idea at www.cofoundme.org/ec-award/(DEADLINE October 28th). After that you will be invited to the workshop (November 8th) which prepares you for the Polybahn Pitch. At the workshop you will learn more about the Business Model Canvas and pitch your idea to coaches who will give you feedback. At the Polybahn Pitch (November 17th) you will pitch your idea again while you are filmed, and there will be a selection process for the ideas that will be invited to the EC Award. After the Polybahn Pitch, the selected ideas will go through pitch training (November 27th). Then, after refining the idea through the workshop and through pitch review (November 30th), the jury and the audience will decide the winners of the EC Award on the December 6th!

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Contact US

 

Questions regarding the EC Award event?

award@entrepreneur-club.org

General questions regarding the Entrepreneur Club?

info@entreprneur-club.org

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