17 mei Pitching Day 2021
On the 7th of May, the annual Pitching Day took place. This day is part of the Philips Innovation Award trajectory and helps startups to create a convincing story and finetune their pitch for the Grand Final on May 31. During this day, the eight finalists received a pitching training given by our partner Debatrix. They have helped several TedX participants, professionals, politicians and supervisors in the past.
Debatrix focusses especially on: improving presenting, persuasion and storytelling. One of our finalist was already familiar with pitching training, but they appreciated the fact that this day was not just about incorporating the most beautiful effect into your pitch, but much more about telling the right story and conveying the overall picture.
The Pitching Day was hosted by our partner Het Nieuwe Kantoor (HNK). Due to the current COVID-19 situation, we decided to use one of the office spaces provided by HNK to facilitate rapid testing before the startups moved on to the pitching training. The startups received a 45-minutes pitching training from Job ten Bosch, managing director and co-owner at Debatrix, to fully prepare them for the 2.5-minute pitch during the Grand final.
Are you curious to see how our finalists incorporated the tips into their Grand Final pitches and how they will convince the jury? Please watch the Hybrid Grand Final live via www.phia.nl and find out which startups will win the prizes of €50.000,- and €10.000,-!