FlyingLab Startup Pitch | Application Form
Welcome to the Lufthansa FlyingLab | International Startup Pitch | Application Form.

We are excited to learn more about your company's vision on the overall topic of
including Leisure & Business Travel, Logistics, and adjacent fields like Space Travel and Urban Mobility

in the following areas and beyond:
- Clean Energy | Carbon Footprint | Conscious Consumerism
- Health & Safety incl. Wellness
- Data | AI, Machine Learning | Biometrics
- Hospitality | Food Innovation, E-Commerce, Entertainment
- FinTech | Payment Systems, Process Optimization

Please note that there are no categories in this pitch.

Applications will evaluated on their innovation merit and their potential for application and implementation within the aviation und extended mobility sector.

This is an international startup pitch and applications from all parts of the world are welcome.

german.innovation and Lufthansa FlyingLab strive for the empowerment of underrepresented founders, innovator, and creatives and encourage their application.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us:


Lufthansa FlyingLab has partnered with the collaborative network  german.innovation  to host the
Future of Travel | International Startup Pitch during SXSW 2021 Online.

Our goal is to encourage friendly competition among innovators as well as explore new collaborations with one of the leading global aviation partners, Lufthansa and its FlyingLab team.

Our international Jury of four (4) will include industry experts from Lufthansa, a VC Fund specialized in Sustainability as well as the ZAL - Center of Applied Aeronautical Research in Hamburg.

Finalists will have the chance to compete for
- 3 complementary tickets to SXSW 2022, hopefully again hosted in Austin, Texas
- a chance to work with the leading experts, research partners and accelerator hubs in Germany.

More details will be made available in the upcoming week.


If you would like to participate in the pitch, please complete the form below.

Application Deadline for Startups | Monday, March 15
at 10am CET (Berlin)

We will notify the four (4) finalists as well as 2 runner ups by Tuesday, March 16th.

PITCH VIDEO | March 16
Finalists + runner ups are asked to submit a pre-produced pitch video of about 3 min lengths by March 17.
The pitch video can have aired before but must meet professional standards. More information on the quality / parameters of the pitch video will be made available on March 10th upon notification.

SXSW 2021 FUTURE OF TRAVEL - PITCH EVENT | Saturday, March 20
at 11am CDT = 5pm CET
Please note that clocks will be changed in the USA on March 14
=> CST becomes CDT and is then UTC - 6h (vs. - 7h currently)

At least one person from the startup / company (finalists) must be available digitally via Zoom (tbc)
on Saturday, March 20
Check In -  10am CDT = 4pm CET
Standby - 10.45 am CDT = 4.45pm CET
Event w/ Jury is Live at 11am CDT = 5pm CET

Winners will be announced at approx. 12.30pm CDT = 6.30pm CET.

An open networking event - via - will take place following the Pitch.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us:

We are very much looking forward to learning more about your ideas.

Your Lufthansa FlyingLab & german.innovation team


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Email *
Startup / Company Name *
Website *
Name of Founder(s) *
one name for the person submitting the form is also sufficient
Founded in (year) *
City *
company's home base(s)
Country *
company's home base(s)
Is / was your company part of an accelerator / hub or affiliated with a research institution or university?
Please (briefly) name and elaborate on the relationship.
Funding stage *
Describe your idea / vision? What's your company's USP / unique approach ? (max. 200 words) *
Feel free to use bullet points.
Where do you see applications for your product or idea for a global company like Lufthansa, please elaborate ... (max. 200 words) *
Feel free to use bullet points.
Other applications / target industries or groups ?
Please select areas / issues that your product / company addresses? *
german.innovation and Lufthansa FlyingLab strive for the empowerment of underrepresented founders, innovator, and creatives. Please feel free to indicate if any of the following groups are represented in your company / founding team (OPTIONAL)
Please upload your pitch deck (required by upload or email)
Your pitch deck will be used for the internal evaluation related to the Pitch event. It will be shared with the Jury and internal team members. It will not be shared externally or publicly. Please don't hesitate to contact us  if you have any questions  // If you have trouble uploading your pitch deck via the form, please email it to us at
I confirm that by uploading the pitch deck, I agree to its internal use for the purpose of the Pitch Competition including the use by the jury members for the evaluation process. *
I, hereby, confirm that the data submitted may be used for the evaluation process related to the Pitch Competition and may be shared internally with the Lufthansa FlyingLab team. *
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email us:
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