APRIL 11-13, 2018 RAI AMSTERDAM CONVENTION CENTRE
AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
HFTP's entrepreneur 20x competition at HITEC

ENTREPRENEUR 20X (E20X) – Amsterdam

Mark your calendars!  The European version E20X will take place on 11 April, 2018 • RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre, during HITEC Amsterdam.
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  • Apply Now Applications will be accepted until 16 February, 2018

E20X Amsterdam Fast Facts

  • Pitchers will be selected from the field of applicants

  • One person from each startup will pitch for four minutes to a packed session room and a panel of judges (pitch decks are allowed but no online demos or props)

  • Each startup will also compete for the grand prize, or E20X Judge’s Award winner and will take home €2,500 Euros

  • The winner will be guaranteed the opportunity to be promoted as the winner to the industry

  • Each startup will also compete for the People’s Startup Award, or crowd favorite, which will be selected by the HITEC attendees

  • Each startup will be allowed a spot on the HITEC Amsterdam show floor in the E20X Innovation area (includes electricity, kiosk, signage, company listing in HITEC Buyer’s Guide and mobile app, *PDF of pre-registrants, etc.)

  • Two full conference exhibitor registrations

  • Extensive promotion by HFTP

NOTE: Pitching companies will be Series A or a startup; past applicants and winners are welcome to come back as long as they are considered Series A or a startup.

The second annual European version of Entrepreneur 20X at HITEC Amsterdam will take place on 11 April 2018 at the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

    HITEC Amsterdam E20X participants will compete for a grand prize of €2,500 EUR. As in the previous E20X competitions, there were two E20X awards given – the Judge's Award and the People's Startup Award. The Judge's Award recipient was determined by the expert panel of judges. The People's Startup Award recipient was determined by HITEC Amsterdam attendees and served as the popular, or crowd favorite, vote.

    ATTEND

    HITEC Amsterdam attendees will be able to watch the companies compete, visit with company representatives and vote for their favorite competitor. 

    HITEC attendees will enjoy this opportunity to watch some of the most innovative startups the hospitality technology industry has to offer compete to bring their dreams to life!  

    ABOUT E20X

    Reinvigorating the hospitality technology industry, HFTP’s expanding E20X program features ambitious, unfunded entrepreneurs presenting breakthrough business concepts to a room full of HITEC attendees as well as a panel of expert judges including hospitality CIO’s, angel investors, serial entrepreneurs and industry insiders.

    EXCLUSIVE SPONSOR

    HoReCa.digital

    HoReCa.digital was the exclusive Entrepreneur 20X sponsor for HITEC Amsterdam 2017.

    HoReCa.digital is a newly established business unit of METRO that focuses on helping independent restaurants, hotels and caterers via innovative digital tools and solutions to improve their businesses. Focused on digital opportunities in the hospitality sector, HoReCa.digital features METRO Accelerator's highly selective mentorship program for technology-first startups across the entire value chain of Hospitality and Retail. METRO Accelerator is powered by Techstars, a flagship program based in Berlin, and invests in companies who are market champions in pioneering new grounds with their unique digital solutions.

    Hyre

    Congratulations to Hyre on winning the E20X Judge's Award AND People's Startup Award at HITEC Amsterdam in 2017!

    WATCH PREVIOUS E20X PITCHES

    VISIT THE HFTP and HITEC YOUTUBE CHANNEL FOR FULL STREAM VIDEO RECORDINGS OF PREVIOUS PARTICIPATING COMPETING COMPANIES 

    Find more information about E20X, HITEC and everything HFTP at the association's official news site: HFTP News (news.hftp.org).

    Questions about E20X at HITEC Amsterdam?

    Please email the E20X Staff Liaisons at: E20X@hftp.org

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