Innovators‘ Pitch 2022 – Application
Finally - the Innovators' Pitch goes into its next round! This year's competition for early stage startups awards early stage startups with outstanding solutions in the fields of sustainability and data analytics.
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Finally – the Innovators‘ Pitch goes into its next round! This year’s competition awards early-stage startups with outstanding solutions in the fields of cybersecurity, and data analytics. The finalists will be pitching at 2022 on the 22nd of June. The winners get a total amount of 10,000 €.


How can new technologies help us address today’s IT security challenges, and how can IT systems and our data be protected from criminal hackers and cyberattacks from abroad? And how can we use the vast amounts of data in companies responsibly with the aid of machine learning and artificial intelligence? The 14th Innovators‘ Pitch is searching Startups to answer these questions. We are looking for the most innovative ideas in the categories Cybersecurity, and Enterprise Analytics. Startups can submit their ideas, prototypes, and products until the 31st of May 2022. The finalists will present their ideas to the audience and an expert jury on the 22nd of June 2022.


Participants do not only have the chance to win 5,000 € each, but also get a free Bitkom Get Started membership.


The Innovators’ Pitch is organized by Get Started, the startup initiative of the digital association Bitkom, with support from the partners SAP.iO, and Cloudflare.

The finalists’ pitch and the award ceremony will take place on the first day of at Funkhaus Berlin. You can find all information about the program and the possibility for startups to apply for free tickets at


Before applying, please check our Conditions of Participation and FAQs below.



Application period is over.

See FAQs
  1. Who can apply? 

All startup companies that were founded no more than 5 years ago (as per 22nd of June 2022), that do not have more than 50 permanent employees, that are organized under private-law and that are not partly owned by the state or are a subdivision of it are eligible to take part. Please check the Terms of Participation for more details.


  1. What should your pitchdeck look like?

The pitchdeck that you upload for your application, should include all information you want to share with the jury to convince them that you should be selected as one of the finalists. If you are selected as one of the finalists, you can of course use a different pitchdeck for your live pitch on stage.


  1. Can I apply for more than one category?

You are welcome to apply for more than one category. However, we will choose six finalists. This means you can only pitch for one category.


  1. Does the application or participation cost something? 

The application and participation for Innovators’ Pitch competition is completely free.


  1. How does the selection of the finalists and the winner work?

Each category will have an expert jury that will select the winners at the Innovators’ Pitch on June 22nd. The jury will also choose the finalists, who will be invited to pitch. For that reason, we will share your information and your pitchdeck with the members of the jury – but of course, the jury and we will keep your application confidential. Here you can find our privacy statement.


  1. What can you win?

The winners of the Innovators’ Pitch get 5,000 euros per category as prize money, as well as a free one-year Get Started membership of Bitkom for companies fulfilling the requirements for a Bitkom Get Started membership (see our conditions). Finalists from previous years were furthermore not only pleased with the media attention after the pitch, but they also succeeded in obtaining concrete financing.