Join the 7th edition of the challenge for a chance to get expert coaching, to participate at panel discussions and to pitch your idea in front of investors and seasoned founders at the Demo Day on November 11th (16-18h), at the CEMS Career Forum in Barcelona (ESADE).
Registratios for startups are CLOSED!
Registrations for attendees are NOW OPEN!
This challenge is for you if you are a CEMS student or fresh graduate (<2yrs) who is working on a business idea/startup that is aiming to provide a solution in a market with potential.
(1) Being a CEMS student or fresh graduate (<2 yrs);
(2) Working on a startup idea or Being the founder of a startup;
(3) Coming to the CEMS Career Forum
If you feel you are at a later stage, refer to the investor pitch event !!
(1) One page executive summary of your startup idea
(2) Investor pitch deck presentation with a maximum of 20 slides
(3) short pitch video (optional)
If you are building your pitch deck make sure to keep in mind the following aspects, as this is what the jury will be looking for:
Personal and professional diversity, clear responsibilities, passion, motivation, know-how
Product / service
Feasibility, innovativeness, problem-solution fit, sustainable value creation
Market size and dynamics, positioning, USP, sustainable competitive advantage
Value proposition, customers, resources, cost & revenue structure
Achievements, pilot customers, partners
Check out this guide if you need some help in structuring your pitch
Watch the “Startup Challenge Stories of Success” recording to hear two winners of previous editions of the Startup Challenge present their entrepreneurial journeys and answer all your questions.
Jana Schellong (@Beams) and Henry Hooper (@Metarina)
The annual CEMS Start-Up Challenge has been organized by CEMS Entrepreneurs the last 9th November as part of the Career Forum. Building on the success of the previous years, this event offered students the opportunity to work closely with experienced mentors to develop their ideas and learn more about developing a business.