Who can participate?
Any pre-qualified student team can participate. All partner universities nominate 2 of their best early stage teams of the year (e.g., by means of a local venture competition). Nominated startups are ideally described as follows:
■ The startup has not raised more than € 250,000 in equity capital prior to the event
■ The team is seeking funding or capital (or will be in the next 12 months)
■ The startup is a potentially viable investment opportunity
When will the competition take place?
The competition will take place on October 29, 2021.
How can I participate?
Only pre-qualified teams can participate. That means, we only admit teams that have been pre-selected through one of our partner universities' local venture competitions. Please reach out to your local entrepreneurship center to find out more.
What are your evaluation criteria?
We evaluate teams based on (1) innovativeness, (2) scalability and (3) impact on the world of tomorrow.
Who is behind Stage Two?
Stage Two is a pan-European project initiated and hosted by RWTH Aachen University and HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management for a network of several entrepreneurial universities.
Who sits in the jury?
The jury will consist of reputable representatives from venture capital, academia, and the industry.
I am working at an Entrepreneurship Center of a university – how can I take part in Stage Two?
We would love to get in touch with you – please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I was nominated by my local university. What do I need to prepare for the competition?
There is not much you need to do in advance. We’ll contact you personally with the specifics, but here’s a quick overview of what we’ll ask from you:
■ One-pager business overview
■ Team information
■ Pitch teaser video (60 sec)
■ Pitch deck for 2 Min-Pitch
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