Demo Day and how you can meet the participants of the UNLOCK Accelerator

As the program rushes to an end, the participants of the UNLOCK Accelerator are giving it their all to prepare and rehearse for this year’s virtual Demo Day. On October 6th, each team will present their prototype in front of a live audience. Participation is open to all and here is all you need to know to join.

  • Lucia Obst
  • 22. September 2021

You are invited to join!

Clear the stage for the five participating teams of the UNLOCK Accelerator 2021! 

The Demo Day marks an important milestone in the UNLOCK program. For some project teams, this might well be the first time they get up on stage and share their prototype with a wider audience. Others are well versed in talking about their product. But for all, this is the end of an intense journey together as part of the UNLOCK Accelerator, as well as the beginning of a much longer ride.

For three months, with the help of coachings and input from experts, the group has been pushing to bring their initial project ideas to life. Each project offers a concrete and scalable solution to this year’s challenge of (re)building trust in the digital age. No easy task, but each team has been working hard with their sleeves rolled up and a willingness to get their hands dirty in a short period of time. 

Finally, at the virtual Demo Day on October 6th the teams will present their prototypes, and you are invited to join!

Be the first to get an inside glimpse of their solutions, meet the teams and be inspired by their products! 

The event link will follow shortly. Participation is free. Registration is not necessary.

FAQ on the Demo Day

What is the UNLOCK Demo Day?

The Demo Day is the big annual showcase event of the UNLOCK Accelerator where the participating teams claim the stage and demonstrate their prototypes to a public audience. 

How is the Demo Day structured?

Initially, the five participating teams will briefly introduce themselves and their products to give us all an overview of what they have been working on. Subsequently, each team will showcase their prototype in more depth on different (parallel) stages. You will have the chance to move through the digital space in two rounds similar to a virtual gallery walk.

Who will be presenting at Demo Day?

All five teams that were selected for the program will be present at the Demo Day and will click us through their prototypes. More information on them and their visions can be found here

Who can join?

The UNLOCK Demo Day is open to all. 

Can I share the invite with someone else who is interested in meeting the teams?

Please do, the more the merrier! If you know someone who would like to attend, feel free to share this page.

When is the Demo Day?

The UNLOCK Demo Day is on Wednesday, October 6th, from 4:00pm to 5:30pm CEST.

Where can I join?

You can join online through the link which will be provided on our homepage in due time: 

Do I need to register in advance?

No, registration is not required.

What language is the Demo Day in?

The working language of this year’s program is English and we have an international cohort of participants, therefore the Demo Day will be held in English as well.

Why should I join?

The Demo Day is your chance to support the talented UNLOCK teams, dive into their prototypes, mingle and celebrate their achievements. See you at Demo Day! 

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