‘Speed dating with Investors with Cars’ with Welcome’s partner Mind the Bridge, October 15th at Betapitch, Berlin.
On 15th October, an interesting event was happening in Berlin. Numerous startups were getting into black cars and driving around with investors. This was, in fact, a very clever startup-investor matchmaking event.
As you probably know by now, Welcome Matchmaking events happen within larger events and aim to act as a ‘speed-dating´ sessions to connect carefully selected startups and investors. However, this particular event, ‘Speed dating with Investors with Cars’ was the genius brainchild of Startup Europe Welcome project and their partner Mind The Bridge at BETAPITCH global & Investors day.
In this event, shiny black Audi cars picked up startups to pitch their idea to investors while taking a ride around the block. Like a new version of the ‘elevator pitch’, startups had to get their idea across in limited time, and had the opportunity to make connections one-on-one.
In this event, 50+ 1:1 meetings took place, all whilst taking a drive around Kreuzberg.
And this was not all; in fact a parallel qualified networking session was going on at the same time indoors. At this session, 30+ matched meetings took place, and as you can see from the photos, lots of new connections were made.
Feedback from the event included congratulations for its great organization and praise such as the participants loving the originality of the event, with many positive highlights.
The next Welcome and Mind The Bridge networking event is set to take place at Uprise Festival, Dublin on Thursday 20th October. See you there!