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– for Startups and Investors Only.

Make more prosperous connections: We offer an exclusive environment for you to accelerate deal flow with high-quality, de-risked opportunities.​

For Startups

Get on a fast-track to raise or finalize your investment round

For Investors

Get exclusive access to pre-selected investment opportunities within our global network

About Cashwalk

Make High-Quality Investment Connections

At Cashwalk, we select high-potential startups with strong growth signals, early traction, and investor-readiness to pitch their business to an exclusive audience of investors and VC judges. Tailored networking provides investors and passionate founders with the opportunity to have a one-on-one conversation in a discrete setting.

While we don’t always know which deals close, surveyed startup participants say that 90% of them made relevant investor connections during the event. Likewise, many investors return to Cashwalk year after year, because they appreciate the high-quality pitches. 

Startup Selection

Participating startups are vetted by German Entrepreneurship. Our team of startup advisors supports nearly 800 startups annually across a multitude of programs. Over the past 15 years, German Entrepreneurship has proven itself to be an expert at evaluating the potential and viability of each startup and in helping them scale accordingly.

Today’s hot product categories for investment include deep dech, cybersecurity, climate tech, life sciences, and AI. However, these are not limitations: All startups are welcome to apply.




Minute Pitches

Find the Event that Suits You Best

The events are independent from each other. Different startups will pitch at each event, clustered by their industry segments.
Each sector group brings out a winner.

Cashwalk Vol. 15

BERLIN – May 2, 2023

Design Offices Berlin Humboldthafen
Alexanderufer 3-7
10117 Berlin

Application Deadline for Startups:
March 12, 2023

Cashwalk Vol. 16

MUNICH – May 9, 2023

German Entrepreneurship GmbH
Balanstraße 73 | House 19B/EG
81541 Munich

Application Deadline for Startups:
March 12, 2023

Former Cashwalk Participants

Former Cashwalk VC Judges

Our Cashwalk jury members are experienced investors, established leaders at angel and VC investment firms as well as industry experts and serial entrepreneurs. After the startup pitches, the jury will ask in-depth questions to find out more about each startup’s business model and plans, founding team, success numbers, and much more.

Interested in joining the Cashwalk Jury?

Jury of 14th Edition Online

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Jonas Sommer


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Elisabeth Schrey

Matterwave Ventures

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Ulrich Schmitt

High-Tech Gründerfonds

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Juliane Elsner

Nauta Capital

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Kevin Heidrich

coparion (VC)

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Johannes Pöllmann

Reimann Investors Venture Management GmbH

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Nina Wöss

Female Founders

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Annick Bay

VP Venture Partners

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Mira Kamp


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Franziska Glas

LivaNova Deutschland GmbH

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Ahmet Kilicaslan


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Kiana Mardi

Lucy Capital

Special Thanks to Our Partners

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Targeted programs like German Accelerator, Scaler8, the EU-India Innocenter, Master Accelerator and Scale-up.NRW address European and international startups as they transition into the world’s most thriving economies.

Since 2008, the German Entrepreneurship team has guided more than 850 startups with its global network of experts – including German unicorns like Flixbus and Celonis.

Over 500 innovation projects, ranging from innovation coaching to corporate accelerators, were successfully completed on behalf of DAX-listed and medium-sized enterprises.

German Entrepreneurship has offices in Munich, Berlin, Düsseldorf, Singapore, Tokyo, Silicon Valley, Boston and New York, and operates with close partners located in India and South Korea.

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