Reverse pitch

When challenges meet solutions.

In this joint format from Waterkant and The Bay Areas, we turn the tables.

The idea: In a short pitch, five companies present a challenge, issue or idea for which they would like new perspectives, exchanges or solutions. Start-ups and guests ask questions and name initial ideas and solutions. The subsequent networking session offers the opportunity to deepen the discussions and make appointments for further exchange and collaboration.

The goal: Joint solution development for the pitching companies and cross-industry exchange and input from innovative minds, match-making and networking between start-ups and SMEs.

best practice

Max Jacobi, Managing Director of WIR DREI: "The reverse pitch gives companies completely new and fresh ideas for solving everyday problems, for example. The start-up Con Cubo supported us very well and adapted its software in such a way that we get the greatest possible benefit."


Denise Hank, Co-Founder of Con Cubo: "We became aware of a new use case for our resource planning software through the reverse pitch and immediately found a cooperation partner for it in WIR DREI."

Reverse Pitch at the Waterkant Festival

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Reverse Pitch 2023

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