Pitch Perfect - Pitch Competition 2022

You are a TUM Tech Start-up and have developed an innovative product/service? You know exactly what is important when pitching? Then apply for Pitch Perfect - the pitch competition at TUM Entrepreneurship Day 2022. The top 8 pitches will have the chance to win a total of 5,000 euros in prize money from the jury and will also demonstrate their pitch qualities live at Entrepreneurship Day on June 30, 2022.

Do you feel addressed? Then send your application documents by May 29, 2022 to entrepreneurship.day@tum.de under the keyword "Pitch Competition 2022".

What are the conditions of participation?

  • At least one team member is a student, scientist, employee or alumnus of TUM.
  • You are a technology or knowledge-based start-up with a concrete product or service.
  • Your start-up is somewhere between pre-seed and expansion phase and has been founded maximum 2 years ago (not founded yet or founding date not before 2020).Your founding team is already complete (consisting of at least two people) and you know your customers, competitors, market and USP.

Application materials to be submitted:

  • Video submission in which you demonstrate your pitch expertise and present yourself and your product/technology in a professional and high-profile manner.
  • Maximum 3 minutes, in English (mp4 format).
  • Your video pitch must include the following: Problem & Solution, Product & USP, Market, Competition, Business Model, Team, Call to Action.
  • To note: please ensure that the person(s) presenting is sufficiently visible in the image, with optional use of a pitch deck.
  • The submitted video will serve both as a basis for evaluation for the finalist selection and will also be published on the platform for the Entrepreneurship Day audience voting.*
  • Completed registration form (download)
  • Company logo for the event platform (png/jpeg).

Step 1:

The best and most convincing pitches will be pre-selected from all entries. These will be published online on the event platform and thus automatically get the chance to participate in the audience voting and present themselves and their product to the TUM Entrepreneurship Community for two days.

Step 2:

A final selection of a total of eight pitches will be determined from all qualified submissions. In addition to the public vote, the eight finalists will have the chance to demonstrate their pitch qualities live on stage in front of an audience on 30 June 2022 and to convince the expert jury of their merits. The winning team with the best pitch will go home with 5,000 euros.


* Data protection notice: please note that the video pitch will be presented as part of an event open to the public. If you have any legal questions in this context, please contact the Patents & Licenses department (patent(at)tum.de).