Which are
the next
walls to
fall?

  • Falling Walls Venture is a competition for science-based start-ups, meaning companies/spin-offs whose products/services are based on scientific research and advanced technology.
  • Start-ups must be endorsed by a nominating institution. This can be a university or a research institution. The ideal person to nominate a company is the Head of Technology Transfer, Head of University Incubator, or any other department head that oversees your local start-up network.
  • Each institution can nominate one start-up.
    • The company must be founded (incorporated) by the time you apply and cannot be older than 5 years (i.e. founded between 1 January 2015 and the date of application)
    • Start-ups should at least have a proof of concept and should already have received initial seed funding (currently raising Series A or Pre-Series A)
    • If you have already participated in Falling Walls Venture as a presenter on stage, you cannot apply again.
    • You must be 18 years or older when submitting your application.
  • Applications must be submitted in English.
  • Please have your pitch deck (pdf) ready, covering the following aspects: problem & solution, USP, vision, target market, business model, competition, Go2Market strategy, team, investment & use of funds
  • Please prepare a one-minute clip, showing you delivering your elevator pitch (max. 100 MB)

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