Timeline

Pitch Program 2018
1. Let's get started
April 19th - May 31st
Applications for TheNextWomen Pitch Competition start (and are free) from Thursday April 19 at 00:01:00 for all locations.

Pitch Competition Amsterdam
Pitch Competition London
Pitch Competition Paris
2. First selections - Amsterdam
May 31rd - June 11
Between Friday May 31 en Monday June 11 a jury of investors will select 20 startup candidates for location Amsterdam to be selected for TheNextWomen Pitch Competition quarterfinals in Amsterdam on Thursday June 21.
3. Time to start pitching - Amsterdam
June 21
On Thursday June 21 the quarterfinals will take place in Amsterdam. The pre- selected candidates for location Amsterdam will be invited to give their live pitch on location. After this day 10 semifinalists will be selected to join the semifinals in Amsterdam October 4.
5. The Academy & Semi-Finals - Paris
September 12 & 13
On Wednesday September 12 the Academy Day will take place in Paris to get the applicants “pitch ready”. On Thursday September 13 the semifinals will take place in Paris. The selected applications for location Paris via YouNoodle will be invited to give their live pitch on location. After this day 3 finalists will be selected to join the grand finale in Amsterdam October 4.
5. The Academy & Semi-Finals - London
September 19 & 20
On Wednesday September 19 the Academy Day will take place in London to get the applicants “pitch ready”. On Thursday September 20 the semifinals will take place in London. The selected applications for location London via YouNoodle will be invited to give their live pitch on location. After this day 3 finalists will be selected to join the grand finale in Amsterdam October 4.
6. Media Announcement of the Finalists
September 21
Press release announcing the finalists from London, Paris and Tunis. Plus the semi-finalists in Amsterdam.
7. The Grand Final
October 4
Semifinals (morning): the AMSTERDAM semi-finalists pitch in front of a jury of investors and partners and a live audience. Our esteemed jury selects the 3 AMSTERDAM finalists.

Finals (afternoon): 3 finalists of each location (+ 1 finalist of the competition in Tunis) = 10 finalists that will pitch in front of a jury of investors and partners and a live audience. At the end of the day our esteemed jury selects the winner of 2018’s Pitch Competition that will be rewarded with the convertible loan of EUR 20.000,- by TheNextWomen CrowdFund.
8. Follow up
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