Team Launchpad Meetups helps participating corporates to compose their innovation challenge. This will be the topic of the Launchpad Meetup. The corporate will invite decision makers on this topic. Please only apply for a Launchpad Meetup if think you can add value to solving the innovation challenge. Make your motivation to pitch count!
- New challenges are online! Apply now for a meetup in May
- Apply for a Launchpad Meetup with a great motivation
- After you applied, you will receive a copy of your application
- The corporate will inform you if you’re selected or not, +/- 2 weeks before the Meetup
- Contact the corporate before the Launchpad Meetup
- Do your homework
Pitch to the company you've dreamed working with
Connect at the right corporate level
Lay foundations for partnerships
Grow your startup even faster
Don't take OUR word for it
"We considered the Launchpad Meetups to be an easy way to get large corporates to know about us. We’re trying to find the right way to profit from each other."
"It felt natural to form a joint team with Flamyngo and start working on the first experiment"
"The Launchpad Meetup at USG went very well. I’m having a follow up with the VP of Sales and Innovation as a direct result of the Meetup we attended"
Questions? We have answers.
If you're still left with questions, make sure to contact us.
Apply for more than one corporate
You can apply for more than one corporate. We have a maximum of 5. Please be aware that every corporate checks every application individually, and a generic pitch on your business won’t work. Give a good motivation on the specific innovation challenge by tailoring it to the individual corporate!
Selected, now what?
Yesss, Selected to pitch! Arrange a call with the corporate!
When you are selected you will receive the contact details of a corporate. Ask to do a call to align your pitch with the expectations of the corporate. This is also a great way to make a personal connection. What you should ask:
What is the setting of the Launchpad Meetup? Boardroom or Auditorium. Who will be in the audience?
Can you provide me with the agenda of the Meetup?
How much time do I have for my pitch? How much time for the Q&A?
Should the pitch be in Dutch or English?
When do you want to receive my pitch deck?
What is a typical agenda for a Launchpad Meetup?
15 MIN | Registration 15 MIN | Startup pitch 3
15 MIN | Introduction 30 MIN | Discussion
15 MIN | Startup pitch 1 30 MIN | Drinks
15 MIN | Startup pitch 2
This is our suggested agenda, based on our experience with previous Meetups. Start with registration and a technical check of the startup presentations. A short introduction on your company and your innovation challenge kicks off the official part of the Launchpad Meetup, followed by the startup pitches. Our advice to the corporate is to give 5 minutes pitching time and 10 minutes for a Q&A. The can decide to have more than 3 startups pitching. The discussion can be plenary to also give the word to the audience, or they might choose to arrange short discussion sessions for the startups with relevant colleagues in their company, to further explore opportunities for collaboration. You will finish off with drinks!