Pitching for Competences

You want to work for a startup or even co-found one? Well, here is an offer you might not be able to refuse: Join one of our portfolio startups and get ready to change the world (or some industries, at least).

Join “Pitching for Competences” to get to know innovative startups from the incubators of our partner universities FU, HU, TU and Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, that are looking for co-founders, employees or interns.

Let’s be frank – you probably will get paid more in a corporate environment, but as a wise credit card commercial once said: “There are some things money can’t buy” such as the feeling of true personal ownership, being a part of a small, dedicated team and building a company from scratch.

No need for a CV, just bring three hours of your time, your curiosity and get ready for a roller-coaster ride that can offer you incredible career experiences and teach you invaluable life lessons! Sit back and enjoy how startups compete for your favor in the format of a pitch. You get the opportunity to get to know the vision of the teams and ask your questions. Afterwards, you will have the chance to network with the startups and participants. And the best part? You don’t even have to leave your room, as the event is held virtually!

Why joining the event? – additiveStream says: Pitching for Competences was a success for us on several levels. In addition to a potential co-founder, we got to know other interesting people who are now strengthening our network and may also be considered as team members in the future.” The Buddy App team is happy that “at Pitching for Competences, we found a third founder who shares our passion and is a great fit for our team to bring our idea to life“.

The next session will be held on March 22nd, 2022 – register now!

Next event on March 22nd, 2022 – register now!

Agenda (5pm-8pm)

What can you expect at our event?

  • Welcome & short intro by Science & Startups
  • Keynote & Q&A by Florian Dyballa (Co-Founder at Aivy)
  • Startup pitches (5min pitch, 5min Q&A )
  • Get to know the teams in private breakout sessions
  • Closing & Networking

If you have further questions about the event, please feel free to contact Katharina Heinrich.


The registration is open! Startups & participants can register here.

You will receive an e-mail with the access information for Zoom a few days before the event. If you don’t receive an e-mail from us, please contact Katharina Heinrich.

What you need to attend:

  • A working camera and microphone on your device
  • A confirmation: The event is first come, first served – in case the event is sold out, there is a waiting list. Of course, there is always the next event, which is held regularly.
  • Appetite for a career change

Participating startups

Startups from Science & Startups (TU, HU, FU and Charité) are looking for co-founders, employees, interns and working students. You can find all the vacancies here. Let us know in the registration what teams you are most interested in. Also join our LinkedIn group to be the first to hear about participating startups and the latest job offers.

You are a startup and you want to participate in the next event? Or you are currently for a co-founder and want to post the offer on our co-founder matching platform? Feel free to contact us.

The project is supported by funding from the European Social Fund and the Berlin Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Business.

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