piosphere challenge 2019

piosphere is an initiative promoted by the German-Spanish Chamber of Commerce (AHK) with the goal of fostering the German-Spanish startup ecosystem by connecting Spanish startups with German corporates and investors and providing help in accessing new markets and finding business opportunities

piosphere is an initiative promoted by the German-Spanish Chamber of Commerce (AHK) with the goal of fostering the German-Spanish startup ecosystem by:

  • connecting Spanish startups with German corporates and investors
  • providing help in accessing new markets and finding business opportunities

piosphere will celebrate its 4th piosphere award in 2019 selecting the most innovative startup in different categories sponsored and defined by corporate partners, such as:

  • Energy & CleanTech
  • Fintech
  • Health & Pharma
  • Industrial solutions & Industry 4.0
  • Human Resources
  • IT & Software Solutions
  • Mobility & Transport Solutions
  • Security
  • Retail

Startups should have a deep technological background.

The finalist of each category will be selected by the corporate partner and get a real challenge to solve. The challenges will be defined by the respective corporate partner of the category.

The finalist of each category will pitch in a final competition for the piosphere award 2019.

The winner will get a prize of 3.000€ and will attend the RuhrSummit 2019 in autumn 2019 (incl. flights and accommodations for one person).

  • 5th March 2019 | Reverse pitch – Corporate partner presentation

  • 6th March 2019 | Startup registration period open

  • 10th May 2019 | Startup registration deadline

  • 23th May 2019 | Finalists of each category announced

  • 30th May 2019 | Finalists pitches in Madrid

  • 6th June 2019 | Award ceremony in Madrid

Benefits for

  • Exclusive partnership for the selected category
  • Participation as a member of the jury (in your category)
  • Definition of a challenge/problem that meets your real needs
  • Reverse pitch (pitch of the corporate partner) at the launch event at the AHK in Madrid
  • Access to the complete data base of startups

Central position in the event communication

  • Website www.ahk.es
  • Micro-site http://piosphere.ahk.es
  • Press release in the AHK magazine Economía / Wirtschaft (11.000 print copies and 6.000 downloads)
  • Invitation to award for startups, acceleration programs, universities and business schools
  • Interview with a representative of the company in the magazine Economía / Wirtschaft
  • Presence in the event calendar of the AHK (9.000 unique visitors per month)
  • Post event article in the magazine Economía / Wirtschaft

German-Spanish Chamber of Commerce

The piosphere challenge 2018

Reverse pitch Bosch 06/03/2018

Reverse pitch Makro 06/03/2018

piosphere award winner 2018: CookingData

CookingData: https://www.cookingdata.es

Peter Gries (CEO Makro Spain), Javier González Pareja (CEO Robert Bosch Spain), Eva Rodríguez (CEO CookingData) and Walther von Plettenberg (CEO AHK Spain)

piosphere award winner 2017: Syneidis

Syneidis: http://www.syneidis.com

Carsten Hoffmann (CEO Lufthansa Ibérica), Peter Tempel (German Ambassador in Spain), Frederic Thenault (CEO Syneidis) and Rosa García (CEO Siemens Spain)

piosphere award winner 2016: Momit

Momit: https://www.momit.com

Miguel Sánchez (CEO Momit) and Peter Tempel (German Ambassador in Spain)