Second ITS-Pitch at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum – apply now!

For over a decade, Bochum has generated successful spin-offs in the area of IT security. Our track record includes take-overs by Bosch, Google, Rohde & Schwartz and TÜV Rheinland. With Germany’s largest educational programs in IT security, a world-class research environment, and a vibrant start-up and investor community, Bochum provides the leading ecosystem for security start-ups in Europe.

The first IT-Security-Pitch last November has been a great success for all participants. This is why the WORLDFACTORY and the Horst Görtz Institute for IT-Security (HGI) are organizing a second IT-Security-Pitch on October 5, 2017 to bring university-start-ups and IT-Security students together with potential investors and leading security specialists from academia and the industry.  The Pitch will take place at the Universitätsforum (UFO).

Young start-ups present themselves to innovative companies and an experienced jury to take their company to the next level. The pitch will be complemented by academic input and exclusive networking opportunities in the evening.

Are you a young IT-Security-start-up looking to take your company to the next level? Then apply until June 30, 2017 here:

A distinguished jury of academic and industry experts will choose 8 to 12 start-ups that will be invited to the Pitch in Bochum. Successful applicants will benefit from the exclusive offer of the Bochum Office of Economic Development to participate in professional pitch training. The pitch training will be based on the evaluation of the individual Pitch Deck.

Your application should include

  • name of the start-up
  • website/URL (if applicable)
  • contact person (mail address, phone number)
  • OneLiner: Describe your start-up in one sentence
  • stage of your start-up:
    • pre-seed
    • seed
    • start-up
    • 1st stage
    • 2nd stage
    • 3rd or later stage
  • describe your business idea (max. 750 characters)
  • introduce your team and your business model (max. 750 characters)
  • state the capital needs of your start-up

Apply now!



Pitch: 5 October 2017

Deadline Application: 30 June 2017


Norbert Schnabel
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-29009