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Applications for the DEMO 2022 competition will close April 30.

The largest startup pitch competition in procurement, DEMO has become a benchmark for Innovation in procurement and a game-changing event for startups.

The best 20 startups of DEMO 2022, chosen out of 100 in our online pre-qualifications, will pitch virtually to hundreds of tech buyers and our judges during our semi final round. The 10 best startups that make it to the finals will be invited to pitch to thousands of onsite and online viewers live on Center stage at DPW Conference 2022 in Amsterdam.

Tracks

We’d love to hear from startups and scaleups in the following two categories:

Early Stage Track

From MVP to Scaleup

$0 - $1M in ARR

Growth Stage Track

From Scaleup to Corporation

$1M - $10M in ARR

The fine print: Have a registered company; have Initial traction with a working MVP; only Founders or CEOs to present; able to commit to key dates in the DEMO 2022 calendar

Join the DEMO 2022 startup competition via

Qualification Round

Apply directly to pitch at the semi final of DEMO 2022 in front of our jury and hundreds of technology buyers from across the globe.

Challenges

We work with corporations who want to partner with the world’s most promising startups. Join DEMO 2022 via one of our challenges and fast track your access to market, expertise and investment.

Questions about the competition?

SEE OUR FAQ

COMPETITION FORMAT & TIMELINE

APPLICATION OPENS

1 MARCH

Worldwide Applicants

APPLICATION CLOSES

30 APRIL

Worldwide Applicants

QUALIFICATION ROUND JUDGING

9-22 MAY

Worldwide Applicants

ONLINE SCREENING & SCORING

SEMI-FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

25 MAY

TOP 20

SEMI-FINAL PITCH ROUND

15-16 JUNE

TOP 20

ONLINE PITCH TO JUDGING PANEL + TECHNOLOGY BUYERS

FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

17 JUNE

TOP 10

LIVE PITCH AT DPW CONFERENCE 2022

PITCH TRAINING

5-9 SEPTEMBER

TOP 10

GRAND FINALE

22 SEPTEMBER

TOP 10

LIVE PITCH AT DPW CONFERENCE 2022

WINNER OF DEMO 2022

Meet our DEMO 2022 judges

Peter Hopwood
MC & Host
DEMO 2022
Fulden Sener
VP Transformation & Member of Board
BT Sourced
Karen Hodson
Global Procurement & Real Estate Officer
CM Group
Thomas Holzner
Founder SCM DigiNetwork
Siemens
Katharina Wilhelm
Partner
Index Ventures
Lauren Feery
Head of Global Procurement & Transformation
Diageo
Florian Obst
Principal
Speedinvest
Jill Simpson
Global Head of Digital Procurement
IHG Hotels & Resorts
Andreas Helbig
Principal
Atomico
Seth Corder
Principal
High Alpha
Shachi Rai Gupta
Global Head of Strategy, Analytics and Digital Transformation
Bristol Myers Squibb
Jason Nagle
Director of Systems & Process
Google
Kim Brolsma
Innovation Scout Expert
DPW
Will Sheldon
Principal
Accel

Meet some of our past winners

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“DEMO has been a game-changing event for us. We won a multi-year contract with one of the largest CPG companies in the world after pitching at DEMO.”

Mike Anguiano

Founder SupplyHive

Slide 1

“This was one of the highest quality events I’ve been involved in. Thank you so much, DPW! Since the event, we have already been reached by five enterprises, all $10B+ revenue. This is something.”

Kaspar Korjus

Co-founder Pactum

Slide 1

“This is the best event for startups in procurement. Being able to tell our story to a large audience and get our name out there is what we, like any startup, really need.”

Simon Jaehnig

Co-founder IntegrityNext

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