Future Cities Pitch - Tech Open Air

Light. Them. Up.

  • Date: 12th July, 2017
  • Time: 11:00-11:40
  • Location: Sun Stage


Applications are closed. 


Are you and your team working on energy, cleantech or transportation solutions to make our lives greener, more autonomous, more connected, and more sustainable?

  • Be one of 5 startups at Future Cities Pitch Event:
  • Get a professional pitch coaching session one day before the event.
  • Do a 3min pitch and a 3min Q&As in front of our live audience and the judge panel of experts.
  • Be featured in a TOA17 Startup Report for our investors and corporates.
  • Get a free booth for 1 day at our 3000 sqm Haus of Tech expo area.


  • As a winner of Future Cities:

  • Get a ticket to TOA Future Finals Pitch event on 13th July.
  • Get a €5K worth media package from T3N
  • Personal introductions to 5 TOA investors based on startup’s choice
  • HubSpot for 90% Off! on all Professional or Enterprise HubSpot Sales and Marketing subscriptions.*
  • * If they have less than $1m in funding and less than $1m in lifetime revenue.




Nick Nigam, Investment Manager at Samsung NEXT Europe

As an Investment Manager, Nick is focused on early stage investments and acquisitions, as well as establishing, operationalising, and building out the team for, Samsung Next in Europe. Since joining the group, Nick has worked in its New York, Silicon Valley, and Seoul offices, helping to invest in and acquire startups such as LiquidSky, Spatial, and AdGear. He received an MBA from MIT with a focus on entrepreneurship & innovation, and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Nottingham. Nick began his career as a finance lawyer at Dewey & LeBoeuf in London and Moscow.



 Janko Milunovic, COO of Startupbootcamp Berlin

In February 2017, Janko has started his COO position in Berlin office of Startupbootcamp – a global family of industry-focused accelerators helping early-stage founders to scale their companies. Prior to that, Janko managed project delivery on behalf of the World Bank and EU Commission, under Pioneers Festival brand, for a hyper-acceleration program in CEE region. He also worked as the Head of Digital Banking services in Sberbank, and executed Strategic Innovation and Business Development tasks within Sony Europe.



Stonly Baptiste, Partner at Urban.us

In 2013, Stonly co-founded Urban.us that invests in early stage startups re-imagining sectors like mobility, built environment, local government and utilities. Stonly has previously founded 5 companies (sold 2) and developed multiple software projects. He is an Investment Committee Member at URBAN-X, and also teaches at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business where he helped create a top-ranked MBA class on how entrepreneurship can solve urban challenges. He was recently recognized as one of CNN Money’s 2015 Upstart 30.



Jakob Luickhardt, Chief Portfolio Officer at smart Lab at Daimler AG 

Like a swarm association, people from car2go, smart and Daimler Mobility Services work together and develop customer-centric connected car services around and about the car to ease the life in the city. The two first ready to services are rolled out now – the in-car-delivery ready to drop and the private car sharing ready to share, the Airbnb for the automotive industry.



Ralph Riecke, Corporate Innovation at NUMA Berlin

Before joining NUMA Berlin, developing Corporate Innovation Programs, Ralph was a Senior Investment Manager at hub:raum. There he was responsible for identifying and selecting the best startups to the Incubator and helping the portfolio teams to grow their business and achieve further financing. He has many years of marketing and sales experience in and for international corporations, e.g. at a startup in Berlin and a San Francisco based management consultancy f. ICT scouting and management

See y’all in the near Future!