2018 Pitch Battles
Startups for News 2018: the online pitch battles
Following the launch of the 2018 competition, 100 startups submitted their profile to be considered for this year’s edition. The Startups for News jury had the hard task to select the 16 most promising ones for the semi-finales, the online pitch battles.
Every week, video presentations of two startups working on a similar theme will be posted on this page. The public and the jury will vote and choose their favourite startup, taking the winning one to the finale at the GEN Summit in Lisbon. A 50/50 combination of the jury and the public vote will determine the winner of the battle.
At the GEN Summit, the 8 winning startups will have the opportunity to pitch in front of 750+ editors-in-chief and media professionals from over 70 countries.
Third Battle – Investigating public data
And the winner is… Vigilant!
The winner of the first battle is Vigilant. Vigilant allows real time search and monitoring across thousands of public data sources. If you would like to learn more about Vigilant, you can read their profile on our Medium publication.
Vigilant will be pitching on the main stage of the GEN Summit 2018 this May, in Lisbon, Portugal.
Second Battle – Make it visual!
And the winner is… Grafiti !
The winner of the second battle is Grafiti. Grafiti empowers newsrooms with any data skill levels to explore vetted, trusted datasets; create interactive data content; and publish to multiple formats and channels — including video and interactives — in a single click. If you would like to learn more about Grafiti, you can read their profile on our Medium publication.
Grafiti will be pitching on the main stage of the GEN Summit 2018 this May, in Lisbon, Portugal.