Meet and Pitch: Winter Edition – Hammerbrooklyn


Feb 6th 2024
18:00 – 21:00


Factory Hammerbrooklyn

Join us at Factory Hammerbrooklyn for the next round of Meet & Pitch!

Prepare to take the stage – or join us to view the event from an audience seat – in the winter edition of our quarterly Meet & Pitch competition. Selected teams will get a chance to pitch their startup, team, and business plan in front of an expert jury and an audience of founders, investors, and fellow members.



Each participant will get five minutes to pitch their story and ask for feedback during a short Q&A session with the jury and the audience. After the planned pitches, everyone from the audience will have an opportunity to steal the microphone and make a 1-minute elevator pitch.

Fill out this form before 31th January to be considered for the pitch competition and get a chance to win 3 months of Factory Network + Campus membership for the founding team.

Don't forget to book a free ticket, if you want to join this event as a guest.

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  • 18:00 - 18:30
    Doors Open
  • 18:30 - 18:40
    Factory Hammerbrooklyn Welcome
  • 18:40 - 19:30
    Pitches & Audience Q&A
  • 19:30 - 19:45
    Fire Round of 1-minute pitches from the audience
  • 19:45 - 21:00
    Networking & Drinks

Thorsten Wittmuetz is Managing Partner at NCA (Next Commerce Accelerator) in Hamburg, which provides a collaborative platform for commerce and trade related focused corporates and startups. NCA supports startups through a tailored 6-month program, mentorship from over 200 experts, product trials with corporate partners, and up to EUR 150k funding. Prior to NCA, Thorsten has been a founder himself including a successful exit to the respective undisputed market leader.

Hanna Marie Asmussen is CEO & founder of Localyze, the start-up that helps companies to simplify their international hiring process. In particular, Localyze takes over the bureaucratically complex relocation process for employees.

Timo Linnemann is the Ventures Lead Hamburg & Nordics at Plug and Play. Their mission is to build the world’s leading innovation platform and make innovation open to anyone, anywhere. They do this by connecting entrepreneurs, corporations, and investors worldwide.

Over the past 15 years, they have brought together 35,000+ startups, 500+ world-leading corporations, and hundreds of venture capital firms, universities, and government agencies across 20+ industries. Plug and Play is active in 50+ locations globally, including the U.S., China, France, Germany, South Africa, Singapore, Indonesia, Brazil, and more.