Startup Pitch Contest

Having a breakthrough idea, cutting-edge tech, optimizing solution, or scaling improvement? All of them? Great! 

Kick your project by getting attention and take an opportunity to get financing for your project, so you can focus intensively on what you are best at! Submit your startup to the Pitch Contest at BTC Prague.

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April 13 - April 21
Startup submissions
Open for projects of any kind
April 24 - May 8
Pitch battle
Public voting via lightning network
May 9
Announcement of top 8 projects
Advancing to the final round
June 8
Final round live on stage
During the Industry Day at BTC Prague
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Pitch Contest Prizes

Everyone will enjoy great attention of public audience and exposure to VC funds. The winner will get super-valuable 1-on-1 consultations with industry leaders and other outstanding prizes:
1. The winner receives a significant investment from Lightning Ventures
2. Cheque for €2.000
3. Lugano PLAN ₿ Forum tickets
4. Six months of floating desk residency in Lugano Plan B co-working hub
5. Consultancy and support from Jury members – up to 10 hours of consultation (legal, tax, advisory…) by each jury member
6. Free bitcoin trading account on the Relai app (up to €1k per day and €100k per year)

Rules & Information

Signup your bitcoin / lightning / nostr or similar tech startup. Don't be shy to register even fun projects, that help the bitcoin adoption.
The organizers and the jury will make a preliminary assessment and will be happy to put all relevant projects to the vote.
All selected projects will be listed on the voting page. From April 24, 2023, anyone will be able to vote for their favorite project via lightning.
On May 8, 2023, we will close the poll and invite the 8 most voted projects to present their startup in person at BTC Prague.
After the presentation of the finalists, our jury will select the main winner, who will be accompanied by a winner chosen by the visitors.
Both winners will be invited to the main stage, where they will present themselves to the entire BTC Prague audience and take home their respective prizes.


Nick Schteringard


CEO of Boosty Venture Studio
Julian Liniger


CEO @Relai / Forbes 30u30
Mike Jarmuz


General Partner at Lightning⚡️Ventures
Oleg Mikhalsky


Partner at Fulgur Ventures
Michal Taborsky


Partner at Reflex Capital

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