Apply now to become 1 of the 24 startups that get to pitch at the Impact Shakers Summit!
We know there are plenty of competitions and accelerators you can apply to, and we want to make sure we make good use of your time.
The pitching competition is designed to give you maximum exposure and save you time by connecting you, fast tracking you and giving you low effort PR.
Live pitch in front of investors and impact leaders
We have invited scouts from all over Europe to attend the summit and the pitching competition
Get PR and marketing exposure with over 100 partners
Win investment and in kind prizes with a value of up to 100k.
Polish your pitch with pre-event coaching.
Get fast tracked for multiple European accelerator programmes.
Who can apply?
The founder(s) of the business must be part of an underrepresented group in entrepreneurship (gender, ethnic background, LGBTQ+, disability, refugee, migration).
Your startup is in its early stage of development (pre-seed/seed): You have a minimum viable product (MVP) and have gotten some user feedback. Revenue is not required.
Your startup has raised less than
€2 million in total funding including self-funding, friends and family, angel investors, grants, etc.
Your startup must have its HQ in Europe (incl the UK).
Return of Capital
Your startup provides compelling evidence that it will be profitable enough to reward investors for risk.
Scale of Impact
Your startup provides compelling evidence that it will have significant impact on people and/or planet.
Problem & Markets
How well do you understand your problem & market
What potential for positive societal and environmental impact does your business have
Your startup is scaleable and as it scales, so does your impact.
Why are you the perfect team to tackle this problem?
24 startups will be selected to do a live pitch at the Summit and get exposure to +100 investors.
We will select a jury winner, an audience winner at the summit, and a winner selected by the public before the summit.
Prizes are being confirmed but will include investment!
Pitch @ Summit