Startup Pitching at “eLAB by CIEE”
“CIEE – Council of International Educational Exchange – is an independent US-American non-profit organization. CIEE is globally leading in international education and in developing and implementation of exchange programs. Since 1947, more than 70 years now, CIEE has helped thousends of people of all ages, to aquire the necessary knowhow and the skills to hold one’s own in a globally connected and culturally diverse world. CIEEs education and exchange programs belong to the most successfull of their class.”
This is how it is described in German on the homepage of CIEE in Berlin. There on March 27th the final pitching event on the present Entrepreneur Labs (eLAB) took place. The founders from six different countries presented in front of many guests their exciting ideads and concepts and received from the jury and the audience valuable feedback but many applause as well.
Klaus Krause from Krause3PM was invited to participate as a member of the jury together with one colleague each from Earnest&Young and Deutschen Bank.
Again in many talks afterwards it got evident, that for the successful start of an enterprise it is crucial to conduct many interviews with potential customers and to search early for suited cooperation partners.