Falling Walls Venture: a gathering of science based start-ups, investors and opinion leaders
Falling Walls Venture is an international forum for outstanding science based start-up companies, venture capitalists and strategic investors as well as their wider academic and business environment. Twenty leading academic institutions and venture capitalists present their most outstanding science based enterprises to an audience and a distinguished jury. Falling Walls Venture takes place every year on 8 November, the eve of the Falling Walls Conference in Berlin. In 2017, the event was held in the British Embassy.
Format: Twenty outstanding science based start-ups are selected from the nominations received from leading international academic institutions and international venture capitalists. Following a one minute introduction by the recommending institution each start-up is presenting its business in five minutes to an international jury who awards the most convincing concept. The winner (Falling Walls Science Start-Up of the Year) is presenting again to an audience of 700 international decision makers at the Falling Walls Conference on the next day, 9 November.
International: Falling Walls Venture is brought to other cities worldwide with pitches hosted by local partners. The most innovative science based start-ups are selected to be among the twenty presenting enterprises and travel to Berlin to attend the Finale of Falling Walls Venture.
Partners: Falling Walls Venture is an initiative of the Falling Walls Foundation and generously supported by its global partners Siemens, Boehringer Ingelheim and Evonik. The event is also supported by ASTP-Proton, as well as international partner universities and research institutions. It is covered by media globally.