Startup Program

Startup Program Pitch Contest

We’re super excited to announce our global EcoEx Startup Pitch Contest, where you have the chance to win fabulous prizes and put your startup in the spotlight across the world!


Pitch Contest Timeline

  • 06. Sept 2021: Entries open for submitting your pitch
  • 30. Sept 2021: Deadline for submitting your pitch
  • 08. Oct 2021: Announcement of 6 finalists and start of public voting
  • 05. Nov 2021: End of public voting
  • TBC: Announcement of pitch contest winner

What’s in it for you (Prizes)?

  • 10.000€ prize money
  • 1on1 Coaching with Global Startup Program Director, Malgorzata Ratajska-Grandin
  • One-to-many on “how to pitch an investor?” for all finalists and 1on1 session for the winner to prepare pitch deck and a dry run by Serena VC
  • Prizes from our international partners
    • Pack for Edge/CDN Tech Support by Transparent Edge Services
    • All 3 finalists will get access and benefit from free IP consulting and business coaching by Dennemeyer IP Consulting
    • 1on1 Mentoring focused on Strategy & Fundraising by The Venture City
    • Access to international network and sponsored social media postings by ITKAM Italian Chamber of Commerce for Germany, Partner for the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs and EYE Global
    • 1on1 advisory services from experienced CEO by Startup Lisboa
    • Communication package by La Big Address
    • Free and discounted investability assessment by Capital Pilot
    • Free access to marketplace and equity tool, including free consultation
    • Business Coaching from Philippe Heinzke, CMS Germany
    • Winner will receive an individual, written report for a focus area of their application with valuable design psychology insights, as well as concrete suggestions for improvement in certain areas and all finalists will receive an individual Rapidfire UX audit of their landing page or software application in video format by Marvin Messenzehl, Digital Product Design
    • And several introductions to numerous Venture Capital firms, such as Capacura
  • Visibility across the world due to marketing our EcoEx event and public voting

Pitch Contest Application

How to apply and application criteria

How do I apply?

  • Fill in the application form and provide us with your pitch deck in English
  • The pitch deck should include, at least, the following information:
    • Describe your team and articulate your mission clearly
    • Highlight the challenge you are seeking to address, include some key milestones, and make your ambitions known
    • Highlight how you use, or intend to use, technology in an exciting and innovative way
    • Let us know how you would invest the 10 000 euros prize money
  • If you have any additional questions, please get in touch @

What are the criteria?

  • Startups with a cloud-hosted digital product or service
  • Startups who launched less than 5 years ago, preferably with at least initial traction (e.g., MVP, traction or seed stage)
  • Startups with fewer than 100 employees
  • Startups who take advantage of OVHcloud infrastructure or intend to

Supporting Partners

Erasmus For Young  Entrepreneurs     Dennemeyer     Capitalpilot   Serena Capital   Marvin Messenzahl
La Big Address     Kapsly     The Venture City     Transparent Edge Services     Startup Lisboa
Pitch Contest

OVHcloud Startup Program

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