IMEXpitch IF16

19 April 2016 at 16:00 - Inspiration Hub

#IMEXpitch enables event technology start-ups to showcase their products to an audience of event professionals at no cost. Participants in the #IMEXpitch at IMEX in Frankfurt 2016 have the opportunity to learn about new event technology products.

The team of judges will select five finalists who will compete in a live head-to-head 5 minute long pitch competition at IMEX in Frankfurt 2016.

This competition is part of the IMEX education program and will take place at the Inspiration Hub on 19 April 2016 at 16:00. A judging panel composed by event technology industry experts will award the prize on the day. There will be a live audience of up to 60 attendees who will also cast a public vote (with no prize).

The winning product will receive a free of charge exhibition space on the Technology Pavilion at IMEX in Frankfurt 2017 in addition to media coverage on IMEX's various media and PR channels.

* Please note that we limit the #IMEXpitch to event technology startups which we define as companies creating event technology products that have been released to the market for under 2 years.

The Winner

The winner of the #IMEXpitch at IMEX in Frankfurt 2016 is eventbaxx with Mash Machine coming in second place and Grip in third. The public vote from the went to Interactio.

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What is the judging criteria:

  • Practical use of product
  • Innovative use of technology
  • Ease of implementation
  • Sustainable business model
  • User adoption to date
  • Difference to other products in the market

Who are the judges?

The judges are all individuals who work with event technology on a daily basis and are always exploring the latest developments. The judges are part of both the shortlisting selection process and will be on site at the #IMEXpitch final at IMEX in Frankfurt 2016 to select the winner.

 C Rw Y9AUI  Greg  James  Julius  Michael  Miguel
Christine Fuchs Greg Bogue James Morgan Julius Solaris Michael Heipel Miguel Neves
The Social Fox Maritz Travel Event Tech Lab Event MB Concept & Consulting IMEX Group
@MeetSocialFox @bogueman @JamesMorganPhD @tojulius @michaelheipel @IMEXMiguel


What is the format of the final?

Five event technology products will be pitched to an audience of event professionals at IMEX. Each company has five minutes to pitch its product, including its concept, features and unique selling points. A judging panel of event technology experts selects the winner which receives a free space on the Technology Pavilion at the IMEX in Frankfurt 2017 trade show. Make sure you join us for the final of the #IMEXpitch at IMEX 2016.

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We‘re very proud to have won, particularly as we only launched our company a few months ago. We are planning to have our software ready for the European market this summer and look forward to showcasing our product to event managers in Europe at IMEX next year

Alyssa Bignell, Sales Director at InitLive (winner of the IMEXpitch at IMEX 2015)