Event Info


We have invested our efforts into bringing relevant content and opportunities to the regional tech & business community. Yet, our work does not stop here. Starting with Techsylvania 2016, we add another layer to our community event: a much requested event dedicated to startups.

Therefore, Techsylvania and Spherik Accelerator introduce you to: Startup Avalanche, an ice-breaking competition for startups that speak business.

Startup Avalanche is a 2-days event which will take place on May 23-24 during Techsylvania. Here we challenge every seed-stage startup that is eager to showcase their business for awareness and reward.

If you’re reading this, you most probably know what terms such as tractionscalability and valuation stand for.

So how about joining the fun? You have 4 minutes to tell and 2 minutes to show your product’s potential. Join the startups from around the world that will have the opportunity to pitch in front of business leaders, investors, media and the Internet.

Be brave, but make sure you check the full application eligibility here.

Convince our jury that your startup is the next big thing and you can win the grand prize: a hitchhike to Silicon Valley!

Timeline


24 April 2016

Deadline for applications

11-13 May 2016

Pitching simulation

23-24 May 2016

STARTUP AVALANCHE!

Structure


Day 1

On day one all participants will pitch on a separate stage, in front of potential investors and partners, as well as Techsylvania speakers and other VIPs. The pitch must include:

Presentation structure

  • Pitch – 4 minutes
  • Live demo – 2 minutes
  • Q&A – 4 minutes

Day 2

The 5 finalists will pitch on the main Techsylvania stage for fame, glory, and of course prizes!

Presentation structure

  • Pitch – 4 minutes
  • Live demo – 2 minutes
  • Q&A – 2 minutes

The Grand Prize – A trip to Silicon Valley


The Grand Prize will be awarded to the startup with the most potential. It consists in a carefully tailored trip to the Silicon Valley for the winning team, for 9 days with all expenses paid by the organizers (including flight, hotel and per diem). Your tour will include visits to Silicon Valley hotspots, including meetings with investors, accelerators, angels, VCs, executives, founders, tech wizards, and more. This is serious business! But don’t worry–your personal guide will also make sure you have the opportunity to take in all the culture and fun you can handle.

Vlad CiurcaStartup Avalanche