When it comes to pitching and fundraising startups it is essential that your startup gets feedback from those active in the ecosystem. Investors that put their money into startups and entrepreneurs, who already raised capital. Those that are involved in startup investments and can get you not just real feedback on your startup but also open doors to potential investors or consider investing themselves if they like your startup. For this exact purpose, we started the Pitching PowWow sessions. Send your pitch deck to email@example.com with the title 'DueDash Cologne Pitching PowWow' if you want to pitch at one of our sessions.
For our April 2021 gathering, we invited two business angels from the region. One is Mentor, Angel Investor & Consulting Partner at bijankingly Management Consultants Ton Steenwinkel. He has over 35 years of experience in management and board positions. He studied business administration in Amsterdam and has a long international experience with positions in the Netherlands, the Middle East, the USA, and Germany. As Senior Manager and Vice President, he was responsible for areas such as Marketing and Product Management, Sales, Export and Business Development, and the management of foreign subsidiaries. He has worked for renowned corporations such as Nixdorf, Siemens, Bosch Telecom, DuPont de Nemours, CompAir, as well as for medium-sized and start-up companies. He is also a founding member of AngelEngine e.V., an association of over 35 business angels in the Düsseldorf economic area.
In addition, we also have Uwe Bingel, Managing Director at ESCRYPT & Ange Investor joining the session. He has 15 years of experience in business development and growth of startups and mature companies, 20 years of management experience in medium-sized companies and corporations as CEO, CFO, and COO in corporate, owner-managed companies and PE/VC portfolio investments, and also 8 years consulting experience in the context of digital and technology-driven business models for products and services
Further, this session will be moderated by DueDash co-founder Michail Kosak.
A pow wow (also powwow or pow-wow) is a social meeting held by many indigenous communities in North America. A modern pow wow is a specific type of event for Native American people to meet and dance, sing, socialize, and honor their cultures.
In the same way, we want startups, investors, and the community to come together. Startups pitch, investors and seasoned entrepreneurs give feedback and the community can celebrate together great new ideas.