12 points go to… bee.neo! A few days ago the first virtual FIC pitch took place and it was a great success! Six motivated startups gathered in front of their screens on a Tuesday afternoon and pitched their products in front of a prominent jury as if there was no tomorrow. The jury winner was quickly chosen: Forest Gum! But with us, not only experts have something to say, but also our viewers.
Alongside the pitch, interested foodies had the opportunity to vote for their personal winner of the evening. Even if a startup was not among the jury’s favourites, each of them still had the chance to win the audience vote. Although the audience might not have been able to try all the products, they could still form their own opinion about the presentation, the idea or the company.
Philipp Weller flew straight into the hearts of the audience
The suggestion, that bee.neo could bring the Audience Award home first came to mind the moment when founder Philipp Weller appeared in front of the camera in a bee costume, followed by a honey-sweet presentation. The jury members were also visibly surprised by the sight, which brought a smile to their faces. With the following questions the yellow feelers disappeared at some point and the founder was able to shine with honest and sympathetic answers.
But not only our audience winner can be happy about his victory. Among all participating voters we are going to give away one of the exclusive FIC Food Boxes with all products of our startups. The lucky winner will be informed by mail within the next days.
In a couple of weeks we will start the second pitch full of surprises, tasty treats and exciting presentations. So stay tuned! You can watch the pitch again here.
We congratulate the winners and are looking forward to the next time!