NEXT15: Call for Start-ups

Deadline for Call for Startups prolonged until August 23: Present your disruptive start-up idea at the NEXT15 stage and at Reeperbahn Festival!

For our tenth NEXT edition we are again looking for start-ups that might disrupt traditional industries. This year, we will shed a light on disruptive processes that will influence HOW WE WILL LIVE.

Are you building a start-up that might change how we will LIVE, MOVE, WORK, SHOP (and pay), MAKE or PLAY?

If so, please let us know about your start-up idea – no matter in which stage your business is at! We want to welcome you on our NEXT stage.

This won’t be the odd pitch! But once chosen for the NEXT programme, you will:

  • get the opportunity to introduce your idea to an audience of digital and marketing experts
  • meet potential collaborators
  • be introduced to international VCs
  • get media attention.

How to enter

Please submit your idea by August 23 including:

  • a short description (max. 500 characters)
  • your pitch deck (max. 15 slides)
  • an English-language video.

This year NEXT joins the Reeperbahn Festival for the first time. Hamburg Startups organises the additional pitch format Startups@Reeperbahn on Wednesday evening (September 23), which we highly recommend to join as well. Five startups from throughout Europe will get the opportunity to present their businesses to over 60 investors and investment managers, and a hand-picked VIP and media audience. The finalists will receive tickets for NEXT15 and the winner will take away a media budget for Spiegel Online worth 100,000 euros. With our NEXT Call for Start-ups you can easily join Startups@Reeperbahn by simply ticking a box.

Good luck for both! Hope to see you at Reeperbahn Festival and NEXT15!