Nominations for Falling Walls Venture 2019 Are Now Open

Date limite : 30 juin 2019

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Nominations for Falling Walls Venture 2019 Are Now Open


Falling Walls Venture is a platform to showcase the entrepreneurial potential in science. We provide a stage for pioneering founders who have turned science into business, creating entrepreneurial solutions for today’s most pressing challenges.

Why should you join Falling Walls Venture as a start-up?

  • win a trip to Berlin (7-10 November 2019) to present your start-up in front of a high-level jury of international innovation experts and investors (travel and accomodation stipend included for start-up presenter)
  • receive a ticket for the full Falling Walls programme and exclusive networking functions
  • if you become the “Falling Walls Science Start-up of the Year”, present your company in front of a high-level audience of 800 decision makers from business, finance, academia and government at the Falling Walls Conference
  • as one of 25 start-ups, get international visibility and media coverage
  • obtain personal advice from the jury
  • join the Falling Walls network of leaders and luminaries from science and business and make strong connections to successful entrepreneurs, corporate innovation leaders and investors
  • receive pitch coaching and preparation on the presentation

Why should you join Falling Walls Venture as a nominating institution?

  • boost your spin-off and your university’s entrepreneurship initiatives
  • get visibility for your university, including a slot on stage to introduce your start-up
  • receive a ticket for the full Falling Walls programme and exclusive networking functions
  • join the Falling Walls network of leaders from science, industry and politics and meet entrepreneurs and innovators from all around the world


  • Falling Walls Venture is open to entrepreneurs and scientists whose start-ups are based on scientific research.
  • Applications are open to all scientific disciplines.
  • Each start-up must be endorsed by a nominating institution. This can be a university or a research institution.
  • The company must be founded (incorporated) by the time you apply and cannot be older than 5 years (i.e. founded between 1 January 2014 and the date of application)
  • If you have already participated in Falling Walls Venture as a presenter on stage, you cannot apply again.
  • Start-ups should at least have a protoype/proof of concept and and should already have received some funding.
Eligible Regions: Open for All

Application Process

  1. Secure an endorsement by a university or research institute (i.e. VP Innovation, Director Technology Transfer, Head of university accelerator or a professor).
  2. Submit your application online through the Apply Now link by 30 June 2019 at the latest (incl. contact details of the representative of the nominating institution).Before your start:
    1. Have your pitch deck ready (PDF)
    2. Prepare a 1-minute video showing you (the presenter) giving your elevator pitch (self-shot clip with smartphone camera is fine). File formats: .avi or .mp4
    3. Fill in the online application questionnaire (preview in the official link).
      Please note: You must fill in and submit the form in one session (your answers won’t be saved if you close the browser tab). But you can click back and forth in the form to edit your answers.
  3. After the deadline has passed, our selection committee will screen all nominations.
  4. The 25 most promising start-ups will be invited to attend the event.
  5. November 7 to November 10: Travel to Berlin, join the pitch event on 8 November and enjoy the Falling Walls programme as well as the Berlin Science Week!

Application Deadline: June 30, 2019 (14 Days Remaining)

Apply nowOfficial link

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