Event info

The tech industry wouldn’t be so ascendent if it weren’t for the business side, too. Here at Techsylvania, we have nurtured and supported the tech community through our events and initiatives, but at some point what we have identified was a strong need to focus on the startup ecosystem, in-depth and hands-on.

That’s how Startup Avalanche was born back in 2016, an ice-breaking competition for startups that speak business. We have created this additional event together with Risky Business in order to support early stage and give them a challenging environment to evolve in.

Startup Avalanche is a 2-days pitching competition which will take place on June 11-12,  during the Techsylvania conference. Here we challenge startups that is eager to showcase their business for international awareness and rewards.

You have the chance to present your product’s promise on the stage of Techsylvania, in front of many professionals in the industry and potential investors.

If you think you have what it takes and meet the startup eligibility requirements, you’ll have 4 minutes to tell and 2 minutes to show your idea in front of our jury.

The Grand Prize – A trip to Silicon Valley

A startup competition comes with benefits as networking and resource opportunities for each participant. But winning sure does come with its perks, too

The Grand Prize will be awarded the most promising startup. This consists of a tailored trip to the Silicon Valley for the winning team, for 9 days with all expenses paid by the organizers (including flight, hotel and per diem).

Your tour will include visits to Silicon Valley hotspots, including meetings with investors, accelerators, angels, VCs, executives, founders, tech wizards, and more.

Prize Partner


Day 1

On day one all participants will pitch on a separate stage, in front of potential investors and partners, as well as Techsylvania speakers and other VIPs. The pitch must include:

Presentation structure

  • Pitch – 4 minutes
  • Live demo – 2 minutes
  • Q&A – 4 minutes

Day 2

The 5 finalists will pitch on the main Techsylvania stage for fame, glory, and of course prizes!

Presentation structure

  • Pitch – 4 minutes
  • Live demo – 2 minutes
  • Q&A – 2 minutes


11th of May

Deadline for applications

14th of May – 1st of Jun.

Ongoing support for pitching and investment strategy

4th- 10th of June

Pitching simulation

11th-12th of June

Startup Avalanche