It has been an exciting night yesterday, for the seven finalists of the third edition of Haarlem Valley’s Present Your Startup. The startups entered the stage in an almost fully packed Lichtfabriek in Haarlem with close to 300 attendants. The finalists each received three minutes to pitch their business to an audience full of potential investors. The event was also live streamed, and watched remotely by another 500 persons. Serious business for the candidates!
Cheaper than a night in the Casino
“Come on guys, invest!” yelled an energetic Jort Kelder, presenter of the night, to the audience. Investors could directly invest in the startup they believe in, by some simple clicks on the Present Your Startup website. The startups pitched how much funding they needed, and what they are planning to do with it. They also decided the minimum amount investors could put in. Some startups accepted investments starting from the relatively small amount of €1000. “Cheaper than a night in the Casino!” said Kelder.