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Welcome to DEMO 2021

The Largest Startup Pitch Competition in Procurement


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See the Future of Procurement

DEMO VIRTUAL brings together the most disruptive startups that will have the greatest impact and ROI on procurement’s digital transformation.

See how the procurement startup ecosystem is responding to COVID-19. Learn about new innovations that are supporting your digital transformation today. Find the technologies to keep you relevant tomorrow.

The showdown’s Grand Finale will be taking place live on 15 September at 5 pm CEST, and will be available for free to all users who register online.


4 minutes to Change Your Life!

DEMO VIRTUAL has become a benchmark for Innovation in procurement, which brings together the world’s leading startups for a live online battle.

Pitch to leading business leaders and investors and provide more visibility to your startup, win new clients, get funding, or build new strategic partnerships.

It’s your time to build the future of procurement. Don’t waste it.

Think you’ve got what it takes?

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"If you want a clear view of the future of procurement, DEMO is the place to get it."

- Sam de Frates, Global VP - Commercial Performance, Capabilities & Services, Mars

Eligibility Criteria

DEMO VIRTUAL is open to all startups around the world who fulfill the following requirements:

  • You’ve got to have a tech-related product and no service
  • You are beyond the ideation stage, having launched with some market traction (e.g. paying customers, downloads, signups, etc)
  • You have been operating for 5 years or less

Competition Timeline

  • 7 August – Application Deadline
  • 21 August – 12 Semifinalists Announced
  • 2 September – Semifinalists Pitches
  • 4 September – 6 Finalists Announced
  • 9 September – Mandatory Pitch Training for All Finalists
  • 16 September – Grand Finale & Winners Announced

Past DEMO Startups

Want to see your startup featured? Apply for DEMO Virtual 2020

Startup Ecosystem Partners

We believe in the power of strong partnerships to make DPW the industry’s most powerful ecosystem in procurement.

DEMO Alumni Network

Check out our alumni of emerging technologies from past DEMO sessions that disrupt old and define new procurement.

"Winning DEMO 2019 was great and helped expose our solution to a very senior international procurement community."

- Edmund Zagorin, Founder, Bid Ops

Past DEMO Startups

Some fun facts about the 2019 roster:

  • 10 startups from 7 countries present: USA, Netherlands, Germany, UK, France, Sweden, Ireland
  • Procurement themes from A to Z: Compliance & Fraud Detection, CSR, Negotiation, Statement of Work, Spend Analysis, Supplier Discovery, Supplier Performance.

Past DEMO Judges

Noah Eisner
Founder Coupa Software & CEO Seed to Scale Advisors

Jason Busch
MD Spend Matters Nexus Azul Partners

Jacob Gorm Larsen
Head of Digital Procurement Maersk

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