Fully Remote Semi-Final

Fully Remote Semi-Final

Rotterdam, Netherlands – April 8, 2020

On the 8th of April thirty teams pitched their idea in front of our jury. Due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, this year’s experience was completely different than in previous years, as the pitching was done in a remote video conference with all parties involved. The startups were asked to enter our video conference call at a certain time slot, after which they could do their 1-minute pitch and answer the questions of the jury. We feel that all participants were able to pitch their ideas properly and that the jury had room to have a valuable discussion. At the end of the day, the jury discussed the pitches and feedback was prepared for each of the startups. In this way, both finalists and non-finalists will have clear, next steps to take in the coming period.

We will announce which startups have earned a place in the Grand Final on the 20th of April in video format. In the meantime, have a look at the pictures below to see how the Semi-Final of 2020 was hosted!


The announcement of the startups that will proceed to the Grand Final will be communicated via our social media platforms and website on April 20, 2020, including an after movie of theSemi-Final. 

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