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 provides 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 potential firms.




Bernd Klosterkemper
Ananda Social Venture Fund

Ananda Ventures is one of the leading venture capital investors for social enterprises in Europe. Social entrepreneurs solve social challenges in sustainable, market-driven ways – tackling issues such as education, social integration, the ageing population and long-term unemployment. They share their passion for building outstanding companies in a professional, dynamic way.




Martin Görlitz
ISSO

ISSO|lab is the creative center of the institute and home to the alternative Social Entrepreneurship Scene in the Koblenz region. They offer a space where environmental and cultural initiatives interact with representatives of the local economy, designers and other drivers of change. Envisaging a more sustainable and social future they support individuals and teams that integrate those topics in their concepts to provide an alternative way to start a business.









Georg Janssen
OC&C Strategy Consultants

Founded in 1987, OC&C Strategy Consultants operate around the world to bring clear thinking to the most complex issues facing ambitious management. They strive to be the preferred strategy consultancy for a select number of prestigious clients to whom they can devote our full attention, creating exciting solutions and opportunities. They work side by side with their clients to achieve lasting improvements in strategic performance and to maximise long-term growth. While their style is collaborative, they remain challenging, engaging with people as well as with problems, tailoring each solution closely to the situation at hand. The strategies they develop are creative, possibly provocative yet always practical and, above all, actionable.




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. Currently, there are five clear projects, using the model of mobile solar energy. Profits are generated immediately after implementation and without intensive investments directly from a cheap source of solar power. Torsten Schreiber’s experience in implementing, developing and successfully running a social business is what makes him one of leading experts in the jury.




Ryan Little
Impact Hub

Impact Hubs are where change goes to work. Part innovation lab, part business incubator, and part community center, they offer their members a unique ecosystem of resources, inspiration, and collaboration opportunities to grow impact. They believe a better world evolves through the combined accomplishments of creative, committed and compassionate individuals focused on a common purpose. Joining their diverse community of members and collaborators will inspire, connect, and enable you to develop your best work every step of the way.