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.

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.


Apply below and if you are chosen, you’ll receive two Startup tickets to participate in PIRATE Summit 2019.

Too late, matey! – the application is closed for this year. 

  • PlankCloseupc
  • Pirate-Summit-2018-04-July-2018-Image-copyright-Dan-Taylor-dan@dantaylorphotography.com-42c
  • Pitch-Timerc
  • Jury-2c
  • Couchc
  • JuryfromTopc
  • Winner-Celebratinghc

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