As the second round of the AtomLeap High-Tech Accelerator is about to come to an end, we would like to share some important news with the followers of this blog. Namely, that we will host our annual Demo Day featuring all the teams we have accelerated over the past year on December 5. The event will give us a chance to wrap up the first half of our program in a festive ambiance, to provide a networking platform for the teams, and to celebrate the achievements of the participants in our program.
Why a Demo Day
All the startups we’ve accelerated have reached important milestones this year. From finishing their prototypes to winning important industry awards to securing clients and financing, the nine companies in the AtomLeap High-Tech Accelerator have progressed in leaps and bounds. And we want to give them the opportunity to showcase their progress to us and to our network of mentors and supporters, as well as to network and celebrate the end of a happening year.
The event will comprise of a pitch competition, during which every startup will have the chance to present their company to an audience of over 100; of surprise speakers; a demo area where the teams can show off their products; and fun activities. At the end of this post you can find a summary of each pitching team, together with the hyperlink to separate blog posts introducing each and every one of them.
Practice makes perfect
In the lead up to the event, we will host pitch workshops focusing on (a) the content of the pitch decks and (b) the delivery of the presentations. In our experience — and we have organized some 40 startup events to date and accelerated over 60 teams — such workshops are incredibly useful in helping the teams deliver clear and compelling pitches.
Important aspects that we normally look out for when evaluating pitches are that they are clear enough so that even lay persons can understand them; that they are concise; that they cover all the aspects that investors are normally interested in — problem, solution, market, business model, financing, technology, team, competition; and that they are delivered in a convincing manner.
We often find that teams tend to get very technical when pitching their solutions because they spend so much time working on them, that they have a hard time taking a step back and finding a common tongue to talk about them to people who are not familiar with their work. For an overview of some tips about how to improve your pitch, see our previous blog post on the topic.
First round of the AtomLeap High-Tech Accelerator:
LiveEO — a Berlin-based startup that enables the monitoring of large infrastructure using Earth Observation (EO) imagery.
Disrupt Space — is a startup that is looking to democratize the space industry by creating a multi-stakeholder, community-governed platform for entrepreneurs.
Chargery — has devised a mobile charging solution for electric vehicles
|pipe| — is working on creating a more secure IoT connection between smart devices.
Ghost — is developing a non-invasive smart glove combined with a training app solution.
Second round of the AtomLeap High-Tech Accelerator:
Innovo — originally from Colombia, this startup has relocated to Berlin in order to explore new markets for its industrial 3D printing solution.
Humphry Marine — is making a hydrogen cell powertrain (propulsion system) for electric boats.
Motor Ai — is working toward two different solutions. One is an anti-collision device placed in stationary cars that helps drivers identify those who have crashed into their car while it was parked. The second is a machine vision algorithm for use in the automotive industry.
AIRTEAM — maps rooftops for insurance companies, roofers, and others using freelance drone pilots based all over Germany.
Are you working on a high-tech solution like the startups listed above and need help developing your company? If so, feel free to get in touch with us using the contact form on our website.