North Star Pitch

TechBBQ x Google

Do you want your startup to be crowned as the North Star of this year's competition? The selected 10 European startups will present their pitches on stage to compete for the title.

Gain exposure on stage in front of an audience including VCs, press, and partners.

The winner of North Star Pitch automatically gets into the finale of the Startup World Cup, where they can compete for $1,000,000 in investment. The travel expenses (transport, accomodation) will be sponsored.

The project is

North Star Pitch

TechBBQ is once again excited to bring you the North Star Pitch Competition! This year, 10 European will be selected to pitch on stage during the TechBBQ 2024 Summit.

Who can apply?

Startups that:
  • are based in Europe;
  • are less than 5 years old;
  • have at least launched an MPV and have their own website;
  • are an independent company (not a subsidiary);
  • have a unique software product/solution or are working on their own connected hardware device.
Note: applications are not open to consultancies, agencies, developers, marketing/advertising agencies, or public companies.

Four people on stage at TechBBQ, one holding a bouquet, another holding a large check and raising a trophy.

Supporting partner

Startup World Cup was created by Pegasus Tech Ventures to celebrate entrepreneurship around the world. Startup World Cup is a global series of conferences and competitions that bring together the top startups investors entrepreneurs media and tech CEOs around the world. Starting with thousands of applications for regional competitions in approximately 50 countries across six continents hundreds of selected startups compete for the chance to move onto the Grand Finale event in San Francisco to win a $1 million investment grand prize. Startup World Cup is organized by Pegasus Tech Ventures in partnership with investors and local sponsors.For more information on the Startup World Cup please visit

Timeline & Agenda

Applications open:
May 1st, 2024

Deadline to apply:
June 10th, 2024

Selected startups
Mid July, 2024

Final pitch during Summit: September 12th, 2024


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 TechBBQ is covered), but you will have to find accomodation and transportation on your own.

What is the pitch timeframe on stage?

Each startup pitch will be 2 minutes followed by 3 minutes Q&A from the judging panel.

Will there be pitch training?

Yes. TechBBQ will arrange online pitch training to assist your preparation. Our Project Manager will send you information about the pitch training in advance.