Social Pitch

SocialPitch

You want to found a social business? We get you on track!


The SocialPitch@Sens is your opportunity to pitch your idea or social business in front of a high class jury of investors and industry experts. After the application deadline (19th of March), we will select the best social startups to attend the conference and pitch in front of a small audience including jury members and selected participants. You will have 5 minutes to convince the jurors of your idea and 10 more to answer their questions. The winner will have the opportunity to pitch his idea again in front of all conference participants. The best startup will receive a professional coaching session by OC&C and Ananda as well as a media package by social-startups.de Furthermore, the best regional startup is granted working space at Technologiezentrum Koblenz for a 3-month period.

Application Process

Process

  • Apply online

    Apply for the SocialPitch@Sens by entering your contact information and upload your business plan in our application tool. You may choose to send us your own slides or use our template, which you can find here.

  • Wait for a confirmation

    After the application closes on March 19th, 2017 we will notify and invite the best applicants to pitch at SensAbility.

  • Pitch!

    You will have 5 minutes to convince the jurors of your idea and 10 more to answer their questions. The Pitch will be on March 24th,2017.

This year's Jury



Sebastian Grothaus
Good Profits

Good profits provide investors with the possibility to combine two seemingly conflicting concepts – to gain profits for their investments and doing so while behaving ethically. They support firms that have an outstanding record both financially and ethically. To be able to provide safety and predictability in their investments, the firm has come up with its own two-tier assessment system to select the potential firms.




Bernd Klosterkemper
Ananda Social Venture Fund

CEO Johannes Weber has decided to go down a fresh road with “the spirit of equality” as a venture capital fund, with which he could give back to the society instead of “doing the same old thing again”. Building companies with the key focus of profit maximization was not fulfilling anymore. Today it is one of the leading venture capital investors for social enterprises in Europe currently managing two funds (Social Venture Funds I & II) with approximately €30 million.




Martin Görlitz
ISSO

ISSO (Institute for Social and Sustainable Oikonomics) is the contact point for universities and companies that think differently. Also the acting leader in entrepreneurship and sustainability scene in the region and Koblenz. Our Institute is the focal point for environmental initiatives and Culture-creators with business economists, designers and other decision makers.









Georg Janssen
OC&C Strategy Consultants

OC& C Strategy Consultants is an international cooperation that create sustainable, actionable solutions to their clients’ problems. A special focus of OC&C is their Pro Bono program, helping charities improve their position and working environment in a step for step program. By using their accumulated M&A and Private Equity experience they enable social entrepreneurs to unfold their full impact on society.




Torsten Schreiber
Africa GreenTec

Africa GreenTec sells and rents solar containers with a German manufacturer’s warranty to rural areas, agricultural companies and NGO’s in Africa. Profit are immediate after implementation and without intensive investments directly from a cheap source of solar power. Due to the connection of several containers we can react quickly and flexibly to the increasing demand. The standardized size of the containers enables an uncomplicated worldwide transport and subsequently requiring only few hours to set up.




Ryan Little
Impact Hub

The Impact Hub is an innovation lab where business ideas come together. Social enterprise ideas are communicated and connected building a network. With an environment full of resources, inspiration and collaboration opportunities provides companies the opportunity to focus and grow. Becoming a part of Impact Hub connects and inspires the enterprises improving their work with each milestone. It effectively offers the space, the community and the global network to support social entrepreneurs.