eurobits Start Up Pitch 2021: apply now!

On 4 October, European cybersecurity start-ups will have the opportunity to present their company and ideas to an audience and a jury of European investors, entrepreneurs, scientists and other stakeholders. The fully digital eurobits Start Up Pitch 2021 is the perfect stage to make your own company internationally known and to find new partners – in a pitch and in B2B meetings.

Willi Mannheims, Kathi Frie (both eCapital), Rainer Baumgart (eurobits) Fabian Fechner (RWTÜV), Jannis Stemmann (Bosch CyberCompare), Ulrich Seldeslachts (LSEC and ECSO, among others) and Reinout vander Meulen (TIIN Capital) have already been appointed as jury members.

The actual pitch event will take place from approx. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will be streamed live via the Matchmaker.Ruhr platform. The B2B meetings will also take place on Matchmaker.Ruhr from 3 to 4 p.m. – individually agreed and, of course, not open to the public.

Each pitch should last 7 minutes, and there are 15 minutes for each B2B meeting.

If you would like to take part in the pitch or only in the B2B meetings, simply fill in the application form, send it to by 20 September (Monday) at 2 p.m. and, after close scrutiny by our high-ranking jury, you will be given the opportunity to pitch. All startups are eligible to apply – whether in the seed phase or looking for Series B funding or business partnerships.

eurobits Start Up 2021 in cooperation with ECSO

The event will take place during the eurobits Security Summit 2021 and is part of the European Cybersecurity STARtup Award of the European Cybersecurity Organisation (ECSO).

The winner of our the eurobits Start Up Pitch will receive an attractive prize, and the two best-placed start-ups will qualify for the final of the European Cybersecurity STARTup Award in The Hague in early 2022.

NOTE: All information you provide in the application is for selection purposes only and will not be made public at any point.

for investors

If you are an investor and interested in following the Startup Pitch and/or participating in the B2B meetings with innovative European startups, please contact us at

A video of the Start Up Event 2020 can be found here


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Michael Nickel

Michael Nickel
project manager eurobits e.V.