You got great ideas?
An awesome team?
Need office space?

Pitch your idea at the Startup Night at Burda Bootcamp and get the chance to win free office space and mentoring at one of Germany’s biggest media houses. Save the date: April 11th, 2017

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Application deadline for startups: March 31, 2017

Meet our previous winners

Smokeless has developed the first technical solution to conquer smoking addiction. By using smart technology we combine all necessary components of smoking addiction and offer 100% tailor made plans which work fully automated without any effort of the customer.

Fruit2Go introduces Germany's first national Life Style brand for fresh-cut fruits. Consistant premium quality is secured through state-of-the-art food technology like modified atmosphere packaging and vitamin C coating. Sales are generated through supermarkets, food delivery, system gastronomy and online webpage.

JobNinja is the simplest and fastest recruiting platform ever conceived: if you know how to use Tinder, then you’re already familiar with JobNinja! We focus on unqualified jobs which do not require a formal CV.

baristina developed an innovation in the beverage sector: freshly brewed espresso out of a one-way can. We transfer the brewing process of a portafilter espresso machine into a can (heat by chemical reaction, pre-loaded pressure).

kaia health is an App that helps people overcome chronic back pain. We do so by developing an artificial intelligence that is fed by leading clinical findings to customize a self-help program in the App. Patients also get a real coach in the App.

What you will win

Free Coworking Space

Work at an awesome location in Munich with other startups


Get access to Burda’s network & business development opportunities


Get feedback for business development, product, marketing & strategy

Conference Tickets

Get free tickets to DLD Tel Aviv, Bits&Pretzels or The Royal Jungle conferences

Our Judges

Dr. Andreas Rittstieg

Member of the Executive Board,
Hubert Burda Media

Mathias Wahrenberger

Managing Director
Burda Digital

Burkhard Graßmann

Managing Director

Jürgen Schlott

Managing Director
FOCUS Online Group GmbH

Bernd Storm

Co-Founder & Host
Bits & Pretzels

Christian Ramme

Managing Director
ACXIT Capital Partners


Where and when?

We will start at 7pm and will be done at about 9:30pm after which you will have the opportunity to network and socialize. We will invite you to the Burda Bootcamp, Arabellastrasse 23, 2nd floor, Munich.

When does the application period end?

You can apply until March, 31st. We will let you know by April 5th, if you have been selected, so that you have enough time to prepare your pitch.

What type of startups are you looking for?

Our main focus are the following areas: Food, Fashion, Beauty, Home & Garden, News, Entertainment, Technology, Advertising, Mobile & Social. However, we are not limited to these, so feel free to apply, even if you don’t find yourself in one of those categories.

What do we need to prepare?

Just fill out the questionnaire and we will get back to you if we need more information. Selected startups will then have to prepare a 3-min pitchdeck and a small booth for the evening April 11th, 2017.

Do we get any funding?

We do not give financial support, but we help startups to develop their business further by supporting them with free coworking space, mentoring as well as access to the Burda network.

What happens after the 3-months?

Together with your team we will see how far you have developed your business and come up with a follow-up plan. We will discuss options together with you during your 3-months at the Burda Bootcamp.

How do you judge the pitches?

You have to be awesome ;) Apart from that, we will challenge your business model and market potential. We will also pay close attention to the founding team.

Startup Fair before pitches

If you have been chosen to pitch, you should prepare a stand for our Startup Fair where you may present your startup to the jury and guests before and after the pitches and also during the break when the jury is discussing their decision. You will have a table available (Size: 1,40m/0,60m) and can get creative with the set up!

Further questions?

Please feel free to contact us anytime!

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