Skip to main content


See the Future of Procurement at the Industry’s Largest Startup Competition

We are looking for the most promising technology startups that will drive the future of procurement.

DEMO VIRTUAL brings together the most disruptive startups in procurement. Of the more than 100 startups that apply, only six will be selected to pitch their ideas to a judging panel of industry leaders and thousands of online viewers, making DEMO VIRTUAL the world’s largest online pitch competition in procurement.

You’ll only see the most revolutionary digital tools that have the greatest impact and ROI on procurement’s digital transformation.

The showdown’s grand finale will broadcast live on Wednesday, 16 September at 5 pm CET, and will  be available for free to all users who register online.

Think you’ve got what it takes?

Read the FAQs Apply Now

"If you want a clear view of the future of procurement, DEMO is the place to get it."

- Sam de Frates, Senior Director, Commercial Digitalisation, Mars

Eligibility Criteria

We accept applications from startups whose technologies contribute to the digital procurement ecosystem and fundamentally transform the ability of the function to deliver more value. This includes core digital procurement technologies, as well as startups rolling up the space from other angles. The startups may come from anywhere in the world, from any industry, as long as they meet one of the following criteria:

  • The startup is beyond the ideation stage, having launched with some market traction (e.g. paying customers, downloads, signups, etc.).
  • The startup has a tech-related product, and no service
  • The startup has less than 100 employees and less than $5M in annual revenue

Competition Timeline

  • 7 August – Application Deadline
  • 21 August – 12 Semifinalists Announced
  • 2 September – Semifinalists Pitches
  • 4 September – 6 Finalists Announced
  • 9 September – Mandatory pitch training for all finalists
  • 16 September – Grand Finale & Winner Announced

Startup Ecosystem Partners

We believe in the power of strong partnerships to make DPW the industry’s most powerful ecosystem in procurement.

DEMO Alumni Network

Check out our alumni of emerging technologies from past DEMO sessions that disrupt old and define new procurement.

"Winning DEMO 2019 was great and helped expose our solution to a very senior international procurement community."

- Edmund Zagorin, Founder, Bid Ops

Past DEMO Startups

Some fun facts about the 2019 roster:

  • 10 startups from 7 countries present: USA, Netherlands, Germany, UK, France, Sweden, Ireland
  • Procurement themes from A to Z: Compliance & Fraud Detection, CSR, Negotiation, Statement of Work, Spend Analysis, Supplier Discovery, Supplier Performance.

Past DEMO Judges

Noah Eisner
Founder Coupa Software & CEO Seed to Scale Advisors

Jason Busch
MD Spend Matters Nexus Azul Partners

Jacob Gorm Larsen
Head of Digital Procurement Maersk

Join us at #DPWconf

Attend the world’s flagship event of the digital procurement industry. The digital procurement transformation is happening now.

Register Today