What is SEED Discovery day?
SEED Discovery Day is a pitch competition that celebrates fresh business ideas. 10 talents will present their startups in front of a jury of experienced entrepreneurs and investors. The most promising startup wins an investment of 500.000 DKK from Pre-Seed Innovation. The event is part of SEED Capital's Discovery program, which aims to strengthen companies at a very early stage.
You must live up to these criteria:
• You have to be based in Denmark or be willing to move your startup here
• Your company needs to be less than 12 months old (from CVR registration)
• Max DKK 50.000 in total revenue throughout the company's lifetime
When selecting the 10 competing startups we also find it important that:
• You have a skilled team
• The business idea is scalable and your potential market is large
• The product is in the market – or close to market launch
Co-founder of several startups, including Libratone, provider of high quality wireless speakers. Tommy sold Libratone to an Asian investor group in 2014. Now he focuses on investments in tech and green companies.
Serial entrepreneur, co-founder of Everplaces, former CEO of Venture Cup and 23, and CMO at Colego.com. As if that wasn’t enough, she also writes for Forbes and Finans.dk. Her many amazing capabilities has earned her a spot on the Top 100 Women in Tech in Europe.
In 2000 Thor co-founded the global translation company LanguageWire, which was exited in 2012. Thor is now co-founder and CEO of the startup, OrderYOYO, which is a white label online ordering system for take-away restaurants, disrupting the industry. He is also a startup mentor and former business angel.
Investment Manager at SEED Capital. Richard is involved in tech business adventures such as wireless streaming service Airtame and spin-out from DTU, Nordic Power Converters. Richard has a past at Nokia, where he worked with technology and engineering management.
Program of the day
15:00-15:15: Take your seats
15:15-15:30: Welcome by SEED Capital & DTU Skylab
15:30-16:30: The first five startups pitch (5 minutes each followed by questions from the jury)
16:30-17:15: Investors Corner + Beer Break
17:15-18:15: The next five startups pitch (5 minutes each followed by questions from the jury)
18:15-19:00: Investors Corner - ask the investors anything!
19:00-19:15: Presentation of the winner
19:15-20:30: Beers & networking
SEED Discovery Day is open to the public.
Earlybirds fly highest!
The First 10 starups to submit their application will be invited to pitch their case to an Investment Manager from SEED Capital. Submit your idea now and get a chance to impress the selection jury and get one step closer to the final and winning DKK 500.000.
A day of pitchtraining
The ten finalists will be invited for a day of pitchtraining the 3rd of May 2016.
Tine Thygesen, who is known for her public speaking skills will guide you through a good pitch. The day will allow for you to get some one-on-one coaching while you prepare for you presentation on the day of the competition. Tine will provide you with the do's and dont's when pitching in front of a jury.
BEST PITCH WINS A SPECIAL PRICE FROM THE ELECTRONICS COMPANY ARROW!
Investors Corner is investment networking for the audience!
If you are not ready to pitch on stage you can meet early and late stage investors in our lounge area. This is your opportunity to meet investors and get feedback on your own startup idea by Denmark's leading VC’s and Business Angels.
Don't feel like pitching but want to join as audience?
"Winning Discovery Day was the best thing that could have happened to us!"
Last year's winner was YourLocal, an app that combats food waste, by giving users the chance to find stores with excess food on offer.
"Winning Discovery 2015 has really been the best thing that could happened to YourLocal!
The 500.000 gave us the opportunity to focus on improving our product and employ the right people to grow our start-up into a business. Money was only half the prize! Having SEED Capital as mentoring partners helping us with whatever we needed, helped us become who we are today. Before Discovery we had 3500 users, today we have 50.000! The money and guidance also helped us go from 35 collaborative stores to 350, and we are only getting started!"
- Sebastian Dueholm, YourLocal