TOA Pre-Seed Challenge by signals preview TOA Pre-Seed Challenge by signals
TOA Pre-Seed Challenge by signals

Win admission to the signals Founder Fellowship Program worth over €20k, a ticket to TOA 19, plus a slot to pitch your startup on the innovation stage at TOA.

Join the TOA Challenge

What do you get?

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    Top 10 applicants

    Of all applicants to the TOA Pre-Seed Challenge, the Top 10 will be rewarded with a free ticket to TOA19 worth over €400.

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    Three Finalists

    The Top 3 out of the Top 10 applicants will get the chance to pitch their startup on the innovation stage at TOA19 (July 2-5) in front of a jury of experts.

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    One winner

    Out of the 3 pitching finalists, one winner will be chosen on stage by a jury of experts. The winner gets admission to the signals Founder Fellowship* including a €20k opex budget w/o equity participation with the chance for pre-seed funding of up to €250k (*subject to final due diligence).

What are we looking for?

Top applicants will be chosen based on the following criteria

  • Product

    You have…

    • a first prototype, proof of concept or even a live product
    • software-based and scalable solution
    • no previous funding from institutional investors
  • You are

    You are…

    • a team (no single founders)
    • operating in DACH region
    • All industries are welcome (special interest in digital health, mobility and prop-tech)
Application process and deadline

What is the timeline?

All applicants are required to fill out this questionnaire and include a video pitch with a length of max. 2 mins.

* Deadline for all applicants is June 21st 2019

* Top 10 and the three finalists will be announced and contacted on June 25th 2019

* The winner of the ultimate price, will be chosen by a jury of experts after pitching at TOA19 (July 2-5). Admission to the Founder Fellowship is subject to final due diligence.

Join the TOA Challenge

signals Pre-Seed Program

Our goal at signals Pre-Seed Program is to help early-stage founders focus on what matters – validating their business ideas and becoming funding ready. We don’t tell you what to do! We help you determine where you stand and calibrate your compass for success.

More info about the program

kennzeichnung (Impressum)

Anbieter nach § 5 Telemediengesetz (TMG) sind die nachfolgend aufgeführten Unternehmen der SIGNAL IDUNA Gruppe.


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