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SevenVentures Pitch Day 2017: ProSiebenSat.1 seeks start-ups with physical products

  • Founders from around the world can enter to win the multi-million media package by October 8, 2017
  • Candidates should be B2C start-ups with physical products
  • TV host and start-up investor Joko Winterscheidt is a member of the expert jury

Munich September 5, 2017. The seventh SevenVentures Pitch Day (7VPD) will take place on October 26th at the DLD Conference Berlin. Effective immediately, start-ups can apply to participate in the competition sponsored by SevenVentures, the investment arm of ProSiebenSat.1, to win a TV and online advertising package worth more than EUR 3 million. Forbes Magazine calls 7VPD the most important global start-up competition.

SevenVentures is offering the winner a complete media and service package that includes a EUR 3 million TV advertising budget, EUR 200,000 online marketing budget and EUR 40,000 for the production their own TV spot. And for the first time the winner will also receive support from a popular influencer. Lifestyle and fitness expert Sophia Thiel will provide the start-up with tips, tricks and sound advice for their entrepreneurial journey.

The spotlight is on young growth enterprises with physical products

This year the search is on for the most creative and innovative B2C start-ups with unique physical products. These companies should have established a scalable business model and already be at a stage of development where they can master the production demands triggered by a successful TV campaign. Eligible to participate in the competition are both German companies which want to advertise their products on ProSiebenSat.1 TV stations as well as international companies that are not yet active in the German market, but are looking to expand into Germany in the future.

Florian Pauthner, CEO SevenVentures: “New business ideas need perseverance and great inspiration. With SevenVentures Pitch Day, this year we are supporting young, innovative growth companies that have already successfully established themselves with physical products and are now looking for the right marketing strategy and power to take the next decisive and dynamic growth step.”

Joko Winterscheidt is a member of the 7VPD jury

Four finalists will have the chance to present their concepts live on stage to an expert jury of industry experts, influencers and well-known media personalities. This year’s panel of experts includes TV presenter and start-up investor Joko Winterscheidt and SevenVentures CEO Florian Pauthner.

Joko Winterscheidt, TV host and 7VPD juror: "I think its fantastic that SevenVentures Pitch Day isn’t about virtual products. Like cloud services for example which the ordinary person just doesn’t understand because they are far too abstract. The founders have actual physical products. It’s going to be great!”

Founders from around the world can send in their entry applications by October 8, 2017 to contend for the multi-million-euro media package at: www.sevenventures.de

The three finalists will compete for the 7VPD prize together with the RiseBrewing.Co, the winning American contestant of the New York Satellite Pitch Day 2017.

The SevenVentures Pitch Day was established in 2012 and is held annually; previous winners include Tinkerbots, Withings, Cashboard, GetYourGuide and Popsa.

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About SevenVentures
SevenVentures is the leading global TV media investor. As the investment arm of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group, SevenVentures is the ideal partner for high-growth B2C companies, particularly in the consumer goods, retail and services industries, who have the potential to achieve sustainable success by launching TV advertising campaigns. Zalando is the perfect example of how companies can take advantage of this to become market leaders or popular brands. SevenVentures also supports enterprises seeking international growth with media power, capital and all other services of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group. In cooperation with the Group network, comprised of leading European media companies, they always find the right growth strategy.

About DLD Media GmbH
 DLD (Digital, Life, Design) is the international conference and innovation platform of Hubert Burda Media. DLD Media stages Europe’s leading digital conference DLD in Munich as well as DLD New York, DLD Europe in Brussels, DLD Tel Aviv and DLD Berlin. In addition, DLD gathers creative and social leaders, opinion-formers and influencers around the globe at DLD Salons, e.g. in Palo Alto, London, Istanbul, Barcelona, Moscow, Los Angeles, Rio de Janeiro and Peking. Previous DLD conference speakers include Satya Nadella (Microsoft), Reid Hastings (Netflix), Jan Koum (WhatsApp), Travis Kalanick (Uber), Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), Eric Schmidt (Google), Sean Parker (Napster), Marissa Mayer (Yahoo!), Sheryl Sandberg (Facebook). DLD’s managing director is Stephanie Czerny who co-founded the conference in 2005.

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