Fredrik Hörte wins Speed Pitching contest

June 5th, 2009 by Mattias Tyrberg

This week the first Swedish Speed Pitching event was arranged in Malmö. Twenty entrepreneurs, who made it to Thursdays final, came to present their ideas in less than two minutes, a true elevator pitch.

The Speed Pitching concept is inspired by the classic matchmaking concept “Speed Dating”, with one substantial difference; in this case no one is looking for love, instead entrepreneurs and investors are looking for profitable collaborations. In addition to honor and potential investments, the finalists also competed for price money.

The top ten contesters got the chance to pitch to a group of investors in a closed session. Those investors finally selected five contesters that went on to pitch on the public stage. Each finalist then had two minutes to convince the audience that they deserved to win.

“The winning pitch was given by Fredrik Hörte, at Saplo. His pitch was very persuasive and charismatic and won the hearts and minds of both investors and the audience”

Read more at (Swedish)

See interview with Fredrik Hörte at  Svenskt Näringsliv (Swedish)