The Boiler

The Boiler is an intensive week-long workzone for startups that need a solid pitch-deck grounded in data. A solid pitch is necessary for any startup that wants to attract funding or other resources from externals. 

A solid and rehearsed pitch deck is a necessary tool in your startup toolbox. By “solid” we mean that you have empirical support for whatever you claim in your pitch.

What is The Boiler?

The Boiler is all about creating a convincing pitch-deck. Starting up you will get a pitch template to work on. Throughout the week your team meets with startup advisors from The Kitchen and other startups for mutual feedback. We experience that all pitches improve dramatically over the course of the week. Not only does your pitch improve, but so does your entire business case.

Throughout the week, and in between feedback sessions, you are expected to gather more data that improves your pitch.

Your team will be pitching in front of a panel of investors and experienced entrepreneurs on Friday afternoon

You will get

  • An understanding of the strenghts and weaknesses related to your pitch deck
  • Constructive feedback from other teams and Startup advisors throughout the week
  • Feedback from a professional panel.

The Boiler is not rocket science, it is just hard work, and the framework is supposed to keep you on your toes, and get things done.

A typical The Boiler-week looks like this

Monday: 09.00 – 10.00 Check-in
Tuesday: 13.00 – 15.00 Strategy sit-down
Thursday: 13.00 – 16.00 Presentation rehearsal
Friday: 13.00 – 16.00 Presentation for a panel of experienced entrepreneurs and investors.

Expect to spend time in between the sessions.

Who can join?

The Boiler is perfect for startups that have recently participated in Startup Essentials. Other, more mature startups, that need a week of intense and guided work are also welcome.

NB: The Boiler is only open to staff and students affiliated with Aarhus University

Sign up

Register by sending an e-mail to startup advisor in The Kitchen, Mikkel Møl Dalsgaard on


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