Startups

STARTUP GENERAL

I WANT TO PARTICIPATE AS A STARTUP. WHAT SHOULD I DO?

In order to participate in the Wolves Summit as a startup you can apply here and follow the steps.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO PARTICIPATE IN WOLVES SUMMIT?

Participation is free of charge for 350 selected startups.

WHY IS A RECRUITMENT PROCESS REQUIRED?

All startups need to go through a recruitment process. The company evaluation is based on information from the registration form and a questionnaire. Only 350 best startups will be invited to join the conference and will be able to participate in Wolves Summit free of charge.

I’VE ALREADY APPLIED. WHAT IS THE NEXT STEP?

Make sure you provided very detailed information in the questionnaire. You can upload a short video pitch or a presentation. The more detailed data you give, the bigger chances to participate in the conference.

WHY DO I NEED TO FILL OUT QUESTIONNAIRES AND WHAT ARE THEY FOR?

Filling out the questionnaire helps us get to know you better. It also makes the process of qualification to Wolves Summit easier. Out of all applications we only choose 350 best startups.

WILL MY STARTUP HAVE A BOOTH?

The offer for startups taking part in Wolves Summit allows to lease booth space for 1 or 2 days of the conference. The number of booths is limited, so we suggest that you apply early to get the chance to exhibit with your startup. Let us know here or by email: [email protected]

CAN I PARTICIPATE IN WOLVES SUMMIT, IF I DON’T FULFIL THE CRITERIA OF A STARTUP?

Yes, experienced startups on a growth stage or scaleups can participate in Wolves Summit by applying for a Scaleup path. Selected 50 projects will be able to take part. The price is 450 EUR for 2 tickets. You can apply on a website. Each scaleup will get access to the matchmaking application to set up meetings with investors, executives and corporates. 7 projects will additionally get the opportunity to pitch in a competition (Scaleup path). Also, any qualified company may be independently invited to present in front of conference partners who seek projects from a specific industry.

I CAN’T MAKE IT TO THE CONFERENCE…

We choose only 350 startups to participate in the conference free of charge. If after claiming the ticket a startup doesn’t report their resignation 2 weeks before Wolves Summit, a cancellation fee of 500 EUR will be collected.

THE GREAT PITCH CONTEST

WHAT IS THE GREAT PITCH CONTEST?

The Great Pitch is a pitching competition for 35 qualified startups and 7 scaleups.

WHAT ARE THE STEPS IN ORDER TO TAKE PART IN THE COMPETITION?

Firstly, you need to go through a qualification phase. Every startup applying for Wolves Summit is also applying for the pitching competition. The complete information about your startup, which you gave us, will help us decide whether you made it to the conference. During the recruitment process you can attach a link to your video pitch or a presentation.

WHEN DOES THAT GREAT PITCH CONTEST START?

The contest starts on 28th March 2017. The finals are on 29th March.

WHEN WILL I KNOW THE TIME OF MY PITCH?

You will be informed about the time of your pitch prior to the event. All semi-final pitches will take place on 28th March.

DOES EVERY STARTUP QUALIFY TO THE PITCHING COMPETITION?

No. Only 35 selected startups and 7 scaleups will be given a chance to pitch in the Great Pitch Contest. All qualified startups, however, can participate in matchmaking and meet investors and corporations.

HOW LONG IS THE PITCH?

Your presentation should take no longer than 3 minutes. After that time, the organizer reserves the right to stop the presentation whether the contestant has finished or not. Then there will be a series of questions from jury, which will take no longer than 4 minutes.

CAN MORE THAN ONE PERSON PRESENT?

Yes, two people may present on stage, however you must let us know prior to the event.

WHAT IS A SALES DECK?

Sales Deck is the presentation for the pitch. Remember to present your business model, competitors on the market, your team and all other important information. Say what you are doing, what your business is about, how you want to revolutionize the market. Remember that your presentation is just an addition to what you are saying and not the core of your pitch.

WHAT SHOULD BE THE FORMAT OF THE PRESENTATION?

Power Point and PDF formats are accepted. Keynote format is not allowed.

CAN I BRING A USB / EXTERNAL DRIVE TO THE EVENT AND PLAY MY PRESENTATION FROM IT?

No, all presentations need to be sent to our cloud until 14th March 2017 (for those who confirmed their attendance by this date). They will be played automatically from our system during the pitching competition.

CAN I SEE OTHER STARTUPS PITCHING?

Yes, the pitching area is free to enter; whoever wants to join is welcome.

WHAT ARE THE PITCHING EVALUATION CRITERIA?

A jury of investors and industry experts will evaluate each pitch. The evaluation will be based on your team, product, its potential, competence of your team and investment readiness.

WHAT IS THE MAIN PRIZE IN THE GREAT PITCH?

During the previous editions startups could win $100 000 or a media package: a contract with selected media partners. The awards for the upcoming edition will be announced soon.

WHAT’S THE HIGHEST VALUE OF THE GREAT PITCH?

Startups competing in the Great Pitch get the visibility and exposition in front of all conference participants including international media representatives, investors and executives. The Wolves Summit team actively helps winners reach the wide audience of partners and investors.

NETWORKING

HOW DO I CONNECT WITH INVESTORS?

Wolves Summit gives you an opportunity to start networking even before the conference starts. As a startup you will be given access to two apps: Wolves Summit and Matchmaking Tool. The Wolves Summit app allows you to check the agenda, while Matchmaking Tool lets you schedule meetings with participants. Other than that, during Wolves Summit there will be various networking tools you can take part in and expand your network.

More information can be found here.

WHAT’S THE MATCHMAKING TOOL FOR?

Matchmaking Tool is an application available exclusively for startups, investors and executives. This is the exquisite networking platform used for matchmaking you with people according to your profiles and setting up speed dates with them. You can also use different filters and request meetings with all Wolves Summit’s VIPs.

3072 1:1 meetings took place thanks to the application during our previous edition. You will get access to the tool 2 weeks before the conference. You can set up or postpone meetings until 29th March 2017.