Digital Playground
for Hardware Startups

Hardware focused pitch competition for
the next wave of promising new nordics startups.



Digital Playground

for Hardware Startups

TechBBQ and SOLIDWORKS are excited to put the spotlight on early stage hardware startups.

The top five startups will pitch on stage during the TechBBQ Summit 2021, with the winner pocketing 75,000 DKK prize money!

The winner will also score a Weber Traveler Gasgrill to bring the BBQ home with you!

Twenty runner-up applicants will be given a Summit ticket.

What awaits the top five startups?
  • Gain exposure on stage in front of an audience including VCs, press, and partners
  • Receive valuable feedback from our expert jury
  • Interview opportunity with TechBBQ’s Head of PR & Communication
  • Benefit from pitch training
  • Two tickets to attend the Summit

Who can apply?

Startups that are:
  • based in a new nordics country;
  • have a hardware component to their product;
  • early stage (up to 5 years old – registered within 2016 at latest. Limit of €5M in lifetime funding received and/or €5M in revenue).

Timeline & Agenda

Applications open
June 24, 2021

Deadline to apply
August 15, 2021

Selected startups
August 23, 2021

Final 5 pitch during
September 17, 2021


What is the application process?

Apply via the link below with either a pitch deck OR a 3-minute pitch video. If doing the latter, we recommend using something simple like Loom to record a video that shows you speaking and also a few visual slides. Don’t worry – we’re not judging the production quality of the video itself.

What content should be included?

Remember to keep it simple. You may like to follow this general structure: introduction, problem, solution, traction, how it works; revenue model; market; team; call for action/wrap up.

Is it free to apply and participate?

Yes. Though if you are selected to pitch on stage, you will need to travel to Copenhagen (your ticket to the TechBBQ Summit is covered).

Applications are
now closed!