2022 – Free Startup Tickets
Finally - the Innovators' Pitch goes into its next round! This year's competition for early stage startups awards early stage startups with outstanding solutions in the fields of sustainability and data analytics.
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Join us at on 22 & 23 June 2022 at Funkhaus Berlin


The business festival brings together tech experts from around the world. Decision-makers from business, politics, and science come together at 2022 to gather creative impulses and make visions come true. Whether New Work, Artificial Intelligence, or Digital Art – there are no limits to the variety and diversity of topics related to digitalisation at We are looking forward to meeting you live and in person!


Get Started, Bitkom’s startup initiative, is giving away free startup tickets. Fill in the application below to take your chance for free tickets. First come, first serves!

The startup festival pass includes:


2-Day Unlimited Access

  • Networking and Career lounges
  • Exhibition area
  • Conference programme
  • Deep-dive workshops
  • Immersive digital art experience
  • Event App

Extra Access

  • Innovator’s Pitch (22 June)
  • Club Night incl. Drinks & Snacks (22 June)
  • Closing Drinks (23 June)

Startup Exclusives

  • Connect with other founders
  • Meet up with Corporates

You need to apply for startup access in order to get a free festival pass for 2022. Before applying, please check our Terms of Participation.

You can find the Privacy Policy information for the competition here.


Application period is over.

See FAQs
  1. Who can apply? 

All startup companies that were founded no more than 5 years ago (as per 22nd of June 2022), that do not have more than 50 permanent employees, that are organized under private-law and that are not partly owned by the state or are a subdivision of it are eligible to take part. Please check the Terms of Participation for more details.


  1. What should your pitchdeck look like?

The pitchdeck that you upload for your application, should include all information you want to share with the jury to convince them that you should be selected as one of the finalists. If you are selected as one of the finalists, you can of course use a different pitchdeck for your live pitch on stage.


  1. Can I apply for more than one category?

You are welcome to apply for more than one category. However, we will choose six finalists. This means you can only pitch for one category.


  1. Does the application or participation cost something? 

The application and participation for Innovators’ Pitch competition is completely free.


  1. How does the selection of the finalists and the winner work?

Each category will have an expert jury that will select the winners at the Innovators’ Pitch on June 22nd. The jury will also choose the finalists, who will be invited to pitch. For that reason, we will share your information and your pitchdeck with the members of the jury – but of course, the jury and we will keep your application confidential. Here you can find our privacy statement.


  1. What can you win?

The winners of the Innovators’ Pitch get 5,000 euros per category as prize money, as well as a free one-year Get Started membership of Bitkom for companies fulfilling the requirements for a Bitkom Get Started membership (see our conditions). Finalists from previous years were furthermore not only pleased with the media attention after the pitch, but they also succeeded in obtaining concrete financing.