North Star

Which startup will 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. Apply now for a chance to win 40.000 DKK (5.300 €)!

North Star Pitch logo in white and black


North Star Pitch

TechBBQ is once again excited to bring you the North Star Pitch Competition! Apply now for a chance to win 40.000 DKK (5.300 €)!

This year, 10 European will be selected to pitch on stage during the TechBBQ 2023 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.

Separate opportunities

Our partners are offering their own opportunities/prizes for Danish startups!

Digital Hub Denmark will be considering Danish applicants for selection to their delegation of startups going to Slush (16, 17 & 18 November 2022). To be eligible, 70% of the startup’s revenue must come from a digital solution. Interested startups can indicate this in the application form for North Star Pitch.

TechBBQ is partnering with Silicon Vikings to support their New Nordics Pitch Competition (NNPC). The highest scoring Danish startup from North Star Pitch will automatically have the opportunity to represent Denmark at the NNPC Grand Final later this year during the Slush week, and be connected with Silicon Valley and New Nordic investors.


Applications open
May 16, 2023

Deadline to apply
June 18, 2023

Selected startups
June 30, 2023

Pitching during Summit
September 14, 2023 (The second day of the event)


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).

Will there be pitch training?

Yes. TechBBQ will arrange online pitch training to assist your preparation.

What is the pitch timeframe on stage?

Thanks for your interest!