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Startup Programme

Our RiSE Startup Programme Can Change Your Life. 

What is RiSE?

DPW’s RiSE programme is designed to welcome startups into the procurement community. RiSE gives early-stage startups the valuable opportunity to showcase their products, get feedback, and gain access to capital, new customers, and future partners. The top 40 startups selected to attend DPW2020, will:

  • Exhibit to 600+ digital procurement leaders
  • Meet investors and other founders
  • Pitch to 600+ leaders during DEMO on the main stage

If you are not selected to attend our Amsterdam conference, you will still be part of the DPW startup community and be promoted to thousands of procurement professionals (attendees and non-attendees of our Amsterdam conference) who want to get to know you.

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Who can apply?

We accept applications from startups whose technologies contribute to the digital procurement ecosystem. Core digital procurement companies as well as startups rolling up the space from other angles are welcome.

The startups and scaleups can come from anywhere in the world, and from any industry, as long as they meet one of the following criteria.

Traction

Traction is designed to give early-stage startups the opportunity to showcase their products, get feedback and connect with investors.

What you’ll get:

  • 2-day demo kiosk
  • 2 conference tickets
  • Chance to enter DEMO pitch competition
  • Visibility to our network of delegates and investors
  • 600 potential new customers

Criteria:

  • $100k-$1M in annual revenue
  • $1M-$5M in total funding
  • An awesome product
  • Your founders and/or CEO will be present at DPW

Growth

Growth is built for growth-stage startups that are ready to accelerate development by gaining access to capital, new customers and future partners.

What you’ll get:

  • 2-day demo kiosk
  • 2 conference tickets
  • Chance to enter DEMO pitch competition
  • Visibility to our network of delegates and investors
  • 600 potential new customers

Criteria:

  • $1M-$5M in annual revenue
  • $5M-$25M in total funding
  • An awesome product
  • Your founders and/or CEO will be present at DPW

Exhibit: Showcase your product at demo booths at the designated Startup Alley in the exhibition hall. Startup Alley is constantly busy, which makes it an exceptional opportunity to attract the attention of potential clients, sponsors, media, and of course investors and other founders.

DEMO: Think you’ve got what it takes? We’re selecting 10 startups to pitch in front of an audience of investors, advisors, and corporate innovators, and journalists for a chance to be crowned winner of the DEMO competition.

Become a Better Leader: We will offer dedicated sessions and networking opportunities designed and organised to cater to only startups and founders attending DPW.

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Meet Startups that have Exhibited at DPW

Be one of 40 startups selected from our Startup Program to exhibit during the conference, gaining invaluable exposure and countless networking opportunities with hundreds of potential investors, customers and partners. View our DPW2020 Startups

"We are amazed by the variety, the quality, and the open mindset of the audience. A great community as a startup."
"Winning DEMO was great, and DPW helped expose our solution to a very senior international procurement community."
"The decision makers are here. Being able to tell our story to a large audience and get our name out there is what we, like any startup, really need."

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