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Caribbean: Win A Trip to Sir Richard Branson’s Exclusive Private Island Retreat

Great news for our German readers – you could win a trip to Sir Richard Branson’s exclusive private island retreat in order to take part in the final round of the Extreme Tech Challenge.

  • A new start-up festival located in the German city of Munich is offering participants a unique opportunity to win a trip to Sir Richard Branson’s private island resort
  • Necker Island will be hosting the final round of the Extreme Tech Challenge, a competition aimed at providing entrepreneurs with a platform to execute their ideas
  • The final of the competition will be judged by none other than Sir Richard Branson himself – let’s just hope the participants don’t get too distracted by the stunning scenery!
Necker Island - Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Necker Island – Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Bits and Pretzels – Startup Festival

A German-based startup festival, Bits and Pretzels, is offering founders and people from the start-up industry a unique opportunity to win a private island vacation with a difference.

Bits and Pretzels is a three-day founders’ festival aimed at bringing together the world’s leading entrepreneurs and investors to share their ideas on emerging technologies and trends in digital business. This year’s festival will be taking place between September 25th – 27th as part of Munich’s (in)famous Oktoberfest celebrations.

Win a Trip to Necker Island

As well as inspiring keynotes from successful and influential entrepreneurs, exclusive startup workshops and exciting panel discussions, Bits and Pretzels will once again be hosting their celebrated Startup Pitch competition.

The Pitch pits startups from over six different industry sectors against each other for the chance to secure a finalist spot with 500 Startups in Silicon Valley and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join the finals of the Extreme Tech Challenge on Necker Island – Sir Richard Branson’s Caribbean private island hideaway.

Necker Island (Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands)

Necker Island – Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Sir Richard Branson’s Extreme Tech Challenge

The Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) brings together targeted resources and world class advisors to help “high-energy, wicked-smart entrepreneurs that are executing on big ideas”. It aims to help get innovative startups off the ground by providing exposure, capital and infrastructure.

The final pitch and feedback session of the XTC is held on Necker Island, watched over by beardy British impresario and island owner supreme, Sir Richard Branson.

“[I’m] thrilled to host the final of the Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) on Necker Island,” explained Branson. “Necker has long been a hub for entrepreneurial innovation; making it the perfect setting for the XTC finalists to come together and share their disruptive ideas.”

Apply Until August 15th 2016

If you are a young, European startup, formed within the last 3 years and with less than EUR 2M funding, you have until the 15th August 2016 to send off your applications to Bits and Pretzels and put yourselves in with the chance of winning a trip to Sir Richard Branson’s cool Caribbean private island retreat and sending your startup to the next level.


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