Hard Fork Summit Pitch Battle

Exciting new fintech and blockchain companies are emerging all the time, and we want to celebrate the innovation behind them. Join the competition if you are in the process of raising capital OR looking for strategic partnerships.
  •   6 Fintech or Blockchain companies selected

  •   Pitch in front of media, investors, corporate innovators

  •   The Winner will get an exclusive interview in TNW & Financial Times TV studio + Access for 1 person to our invite only speakers dinner

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Challenge Details


TNW together with the Financial Times will be selecting six startups from the Fintech and/or blockchain space to pitch in front of an audience of journalists, investors, advisors, and corporate innovators. To be eligible you need to be in the process of raising capital OR looking for strategic partnerships.

This form is designed to collect all the information we need to assess your startup and help you to take your company to the next level.

The winner gets an interview in the TNW and Financial Times TV Studio, a 1-1 meeting with a TNW journalist and an invitation to the exclusive speaker dinner in the evening.

Date: Wednesday 16th of October

Time: 15:30 to 17:00

Attendees: 150 people


Practical Details

Please note that only companies that signed up through our founders program are eligible to apply to pitch.

  • Founded in or after 2010
  • In the process of raising a round of funding
  • Looking for strategic partnerships
  • Founder pitch
1st of September at 8am CEST
Applications open
4th of October at 6pm CEST
Applications close
7th of October
Announcing finalists
16th of October
Show time

Sorry, we no longer accept applications!