Walk the Plank, Matey

His knees are weak, palms are sweaty – no no…not that Eminem song. We’re talking about the founder pitching on the plank – out in the audience, beneath him/her a sea of hungry sharks. That’s what it’s like to pitch at PIRATE Summit.

When your startup is less than three years old, looking for funding and has a working prototype/product (bonus: revenues), walking the plank is highly recommended.


Applications will be accepted until May 31st 2019

Pirate Summit 2015 - Image by Dan Taylor - dan@heisenbergmedia.com

The Golden Treasure

Like last year, instead of giving out a cash prize to the winning startup of the “Walk-the-Plank” pitch competition, we will take them on a fully-paid trip to the startup capitals of the world: San Francisco and London or Berlin. And best of all: we’ll pre-arrange 1-on-1 meetings with the best investors in town.


This prize has been one of the most valuable we’ve got as a startup. The opportunity to meet top-tier VCs has been great and has helped us on our way to our Series A” – Aurelio Jimenez Romero, Zapiens.ai 

Who will be the person doing the pitch? Please note that only founders are allowed to pitch.
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