- April 26, 2023
- Posted by: EBAN Team
- Category: News
EBAN and HRP hosted a pitching session on March 30th 2023, aimed at driving investment in the cleantech sector and facilitating connections between entrepreneurs and angels. The event was a success, building on the partnership between the two organisations that was started through the previous year’s event.
Our jury and mentors, including Tina Dreimann (Founder of Better Ventures), Ukko Kilpinen (Startup M&A manager at Fortum), Nicolas Kulakowski (President of SID Network), Rita Sakus (Board Member at LitBAN), Alexandra Nitzlader (Regional Manager Austria & Transaction Manager at FASE), and Helmuts Lejnieks (Board Member at EBAN), selected the six showcased companies: W-Energy, BOLDR, WAISENSE, OCO, Scrufy, and BIPV.world.
They ensured that only the best and most promising entrepreneurs made it to the (virtual) stage. These entrepreneurs have received grant funding, making their companies the perfect choice for angel investors looking to de-risk from a technological point of view and invest in promising companies focused on commercialising their products.
To prepare the entrepreneurs for their pitches, EBAN organised mentoring sessions that included a “How to Craft a Killer Pitch” workshop led by Audra Shallal, Partner at Corenvest and EBAN Board member. The workshop gave the participants some of the best practices and tips for pitching their startups. Additionally, pitch dry runs were conducted where entrepreneurs could practice their pitch in front of a panel of investor mentors, who gave specific feedback on improving their pitch and/or presentation.
The event was well-organized, featuring a structured format that allowed each entrepreneur to showcase their product in a 7-minute pitch, followed by a 7-minute Q&A session with an expert jury. After completing all the pitches, the audience and the jury voted for their favourite.
BOLDR, an energy efficiency as a service platform with a focus on home climate, emerged as the clear winner, securing both awards. As a reward for their outstanding performance, BOLDR has been granted the opportunity to pitch at EAIS 2023, providing a platform to showcase their innovative products to a broader audience.
EBAN and HRP are committed to supporting entrepreneurs and investors in cleantech; the event was an example. In addition to the pitch session, both organisations facilitated introductions between entrepreneurs and investors interested in backing the next big thing. With the event recording available on the event website, anyone can get a chance to watch the pitches and learn more about the companies involved.
In conclusion, the pitching session was successful, with entrepreneurs showcasing some of the cleantech sector’s most promising technologies and products. The event allowed investors to identify startups and entrepreneurs to connect with potential backers, creating a win-win situation for everyone involved. Additionally, we are pleased to announce that we are assisting companies in communicating with investors, and meetings are being organised. If you are interested in meeting with any of the startups, please contact us. We look forward to continuing to facilitate connections and support innovation in the cleantech industry.