SURAG pitched at the Investforum Pitch-Day 2021 to catch the attention of Business Angels and Venture Capitals firms. We had a great day in Halle and gathered valuable experience. Additionally, we expanded our local network of other startups, investors and other relevant players in the startup ecosystem in Saxony-Anhalt.
On September 23, 2021, our startup SURAG Medical GmbH had the honor to be part of the 13th edition of the Investforum Pitch-Day at the Mitteldeutsches Multimediazentrum (MMZ) in Halle. The Pitch-Day is an annual event in Saxony-Anhalt. At the event, regional and nationwide startups can get in contact with Business Angels and representatives of venture capital firms from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. The Pitch-Day changes locations every year between the two biggest cities in the state, Magdeburg and Halle.
After the registration and the mandatory COVID tests were done, the present startups had the opportunity to pitch their project in three sessions. SURAG presented in the second session, which focused on life sciences and received great feedback for the pitch and the project. In parallel, each startup had a booth to present their work and product prototypes. After all startups performed their pitch, the present investors could award their favorite startups. This year, Sencircle from Halle won the competition and received a check for 2500 €. SenCircle aims to help seniors access the internet with simplified and assisted solutions. Congratulations to SenCircle for this outstanding achievement, and all the best for your future.
Even though SURAG could not win the award for the favorite startup, we had a lot of fun presenting our pitch in front of the investors. Additionally, we were also proud that our latest prototype got ready just in time to showcase it at our stand. Finally, besides the valuable experiences we gathered for future events, we had the opportunity to establish new contacts with investors and other startups.
The day concluded with a fantastic networking event. Next to great food, drinks and music, we could exchange ideas and discuss common challenges for startups with the other participants in a more relaxed environment.
We would like to say a big THANK YOU to Anne-Janine Freund and Christian Strebe from the Investforum for the organization of this extraordinary event. We are really happy about the great opportunity to present our work.
Furthermore, we would like to thank the Weinberg Campus Accelerator for the helpful preparation. Thank you also to Bianca Praetorius, our pitch coach. She supported us in developing and fine-tuning our pitch deck and presentation style. This will provide an excellent basis for our further presentations in the future. Bianca’s outstanding expertise in this topic was tremendous assistance for Moritz, who pitched SURAG’s work and vision on the 23rd.
It was a pleasure to participate, and we are looking forward to the next year’s event.