WHINN Pitchfire

This event will be held in English.
Sign-up via email at bsgb@rsyd.dk


Do you want to practice your pitching skills? Are you on the look-out for an investor? Or do you simply want to know more about how investors and venture capitalists operate? If so, join us at this year's WHINN PITCHFIRE.


What we offer:

  1. Train for your pitch with help from experts at the WHINN pitchfire workshop (Oct. 9th)
  2. Participate to the WHINN Pitchfire Finals in front of an investor jury (Oct. 11th)

OBS: Sign up and get a free space in the Start Up Zone at WHINN Expo (the 10th and the 11th of October).

Are you considering the WHINN Pitchfire? And do you already have a commercial product? The first 5 startups to sign up will be offered a free spot in the Start Up Zone. With a space in the Start Up Zone we can offer you:

  • A space in the Startup Zone 
  • Bring your own Roll Up (only 1 is allowed) 
  • 1 high coffee table 
  • 1 electricity plug 
  • Logo and link visible on WHINN.dk 
  • Solution or company description on our website WHINN.dk (max 150 words) 
  • 1 Complimentary exhibitor badge 
  • Dedicated exhibition during exhibitor hours

The value of this service is € 595 but will be given for free to the first 5 start-ups participating in the WHINN Pitchfire.

(Start-ups = companies not older than 3 years and with maximum 5 employees) 

Part 1: Workshop, ODENSE, October 9th, 2018

The WHINN Pitchfire starts with an intense workshop in Odense. This is a day of training, discussion and feedback. The training session is arranged and moderated by CONNECT Denmark, which is a non-profit organisation specialized in helping start-ups and SMEs to the next level of commercialization.

We split you into tracks of 5 to 6 startups and SMEs. In two rounds, you get to pitch for 5 minutes in front of a jury, which consists of members of CONNECT Denmark as well as invited experts and investors. The opposing jury gives feedback for you to strengthen your pitch. In the second round, your pitch will be recorded for your own feedback.

Preliminary programme for the WHINN Pitchfire Workshop

12:00   Lunch and networking

13:00   Welcome and introduction to WHINN Pitchfire -training session

13:15   Pitch-session 1 – training, feedback and key take-aways

14:15   Coffee break

14:30   Pitch-session 2 – recording of pitches + feedback and key take-aways

16:00   Networking   

17:00   End of the WHINN Pitchfire workshop


  • CONNECT Denmark members and experts.

Coworking Plus
Kochsgade 31D 2nd floor, 5000 Odense C

Part 2: WHINN Pitchfire Finals, ODENSE, October 11th, 2018

WHINN Pitchfire ends with a final pitch before an investor jury and WHINN visitors. The WHINN Pitchfire finals also include an inspiring speaker and awards for the winners.

Program for WHINN Pitchfire

11:30     Welcome and introduction, Karsten Uno Petersen, Chair of the Committee for Construction and Innovation, Region of Southern Denmark

11.45     Tommy Andersen, Managing Partner at byFounders

12.30     Lunch and Networking

13.30     WHINN TALKS!

14:10     LIVE: Pitch-session 1: Early stage and student start-ups

15.00     BREAK

15:10     LIVE: Pitch-session 2: Mature start-ups and healthcare companies

16:00     Awarding the winners

16:30     End of programme

Jury (expected)

  • Venture Capital foundations (such as Welfare Tech Invest and Syddansk Innovation)
  • Regional and international Business Angels
  • CONNECT Denmark members and invited investors
  • The Danish Growth Fund

First, second and third place are awarded with a gift certificate from CONNECT Denmark to participate in the Springboard session (incl. screening for members of advisory Board).

Criteria for applying
Start-ups and companies must be working with health and welfare solutions. “The field of welfare” is defined in broad terms, although with emphasis on utilizing business opportunities in welfare technologies and welfare services in association with hospital construction, prevention and nutrition, greater self-care, care services and treatment of illness, for example.

Information for investors
If you are an investor and interested in the event in general or interested in a seat in the panel please contact Investment Manager Michael Hansen: +45 23 414 007 or mhann@odense.dk

the event is free to attend, but a no show fee will be charged DKK 500 / € 70 + VAT

The WHINN Pitchfire Finals will be held in Odense Congress Centre. 

See other events during WHINN in our programme here.