Successful stories start with a pitch

  • When &

  • Date
    September 23-24

  • Location
    Internationales Maritimes Museum Hamburg

Wunder startup stage battle

We're looking for innovative early-stage ventures that will make a positive impact on the world.

In partnership with:
Google for Startups logo Co-pace: the startup program of Continental

During the WMS19, five founders will be pitching onstage to a jury and over 350 hand-picked guests. Our partners will give a prize to the winner during the event afterwards.

Join us and make connections that will accelerate your success.
Want to be part of the challenge?

Apply here

Jury Members 2019

Industry experts, VC’s and tech leaders

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Patrick Haller

Industry Manager

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Jens-Philipp Klein

Managing Partner
Atlantic Labs

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Konstantin Mihov

Incubation And Communication

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Ashkan Kalantary

NextLevel Director

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Sana Sidibeh

Corporate Development Manager
Wunder Mobility

Judging Criteria

Problem and solution

What solution does your startup provide? How is your solution innovative?

Business model

How do you plan to make money? Is your business model viable?

Overall Pitch Performance

Clear, concise, convincing, engaging and passionate.


Would the jury be interested in knowing more about your project?

Benefits and competition

Describe your value proposition. How do you differentiate from your competitors?


What is your growth plan?

Team Chemistry

What skills does the founding team have?

How does it work?

How to show off your startup and take part in our exciting stage battle:


Applications open.
Join us and expand your possibilities even further. Applications close on September 25 at noon.


We will review all applications in collaboration with our key partners and select five finalists.


Each finalist will get a free ticket to join the WMS and a high stand in our expo to present their company.


Attract the attention of major decision makers, including companies, academics, policymakers and visionaries.


There are plenty of reasons why pitching at the WMS19 is a great idea for your business:

  • Make the right connections: you will have access to leaders and decision-makers.
  • Free exhibition space: as a finalist, you can promote your startup during the WMS19.
  • Brand awareness: you will have exposure to media and journalists.
  • Your pitch will be recorded, and the winner will be recognized during the WMS19.

You'll need to head over to the online form and give us some details like your product description, the problem you're solving, and a description of your bigger picture and vision. You'll also need to upload your pitch deck and logo.

The participants will have 3 minutes for the pitch plus 4 minutes to answer queries. Besides time onstage, you will get a free ticket to join the Wunder Mobility Summit as well as a high table in our expo to present your company.

Applications are open till September 25 at noon. After that, we'll evaluate them with our jury. If you are a finalist, we'll get in touch with you by mid of October at the latest.

Selected startups will receive a free ticket to the Wunder Mobility Summit but will need to cover their own travel and accommodation expenses.

Winners are selected based on jury evaluation and votes from summit attendees (50/50).

Good things happen to those who pitch

Don't miss your chance to join the Startup Stage Battle at the Wunder Mobility Summit. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to send us an email.
Apply here