Open-Mic @ Chemovator - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Join Open-Mic @ Chemovator! (online)

Pitch your idea around chemistry and compete for spectacular prizes! You can also join as a visitor to listen to great pitches and mingle with like-minded innovators.

Chemovator is looking once again for brave BASF-employees to join us (virtually) on stage and pitch their business idea in front of an audience of interested BASF colleagues. If you have what it takes, you get the chance to deliver a 4 minute pitch & get valuable feedback from experienced founders, investors & business angels! The jury will elect the three winning pitches and deliver the prizes.

+++ Special Theme: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle +++

Sustainability is of utmost importance to us, and we are always keen to learn more about how we can improve. May this be thoughts on green chemistry, innovation challenges in the area of circular economy or developing sustainable business ideas in our Startup Bootcamp. So if you have a great idea in this area, share it with us! We are excited to hear and discuss it!

You have a great idea from another area? No worries. Although this Open-Mic is themed, you can register with an idea from any area or industry. We look forward to hearing it.

Who is invited?

BASF colleagues who...
... wish to get to know Chemovator
... want to test their business idea in a fun setting & get valuable feedback from successful external founders
... want to listen to great pitches and learn more about entrepreneurship in BASF
... are interested in meeting and working with innovative people from the Chemovator community

What are the prizes for the winning pitches?

If you have the best pitch, you win €1,000 to develop your business idea!

There will be also prizes for the second and third spots.

Ready for an exciting evening to get to know Chemovator, listen to great pitches & network with some of Germany's brightest startup minds in the Chemovator community?


What are the requirements for participating?

Your idea should be an original and unique business idea - not a technology pitch. It can but does not have to relate to the chemical industry. It doesn't matter whether you just started working on your idea or if you already developed a mature business plan. The only thing that matters is to convince the audience & the jury.

If you do not have a business idea and want to join as a visitor, you do not need to bring something.

What do you need to bring?

You do not need to bring anything. If you pitch, your presentation should be rather freestyle than distracted by power point slide decks! If you want to bring some slides, send the latest version to Jennifer Kürner ( and info@chemovator one week before the event, latest!

Please provide us your team/product/idea name if you want to join the pitch competition.

Where does this event take place?


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Do you want to participate?

BASF internal only

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