5TONIC 5G Start-up Competition


The first global 5G Start-up Competition is an initiative that actively promotes the engagement of new businesses in pioneering innovation on Fifth Generation Networks.

5G technologies, applications and business ecosystems are developing at a very fast pace. 5G is a major enabler for leading firms from a wide range of industries that are embracing digitalization in order to become more competitive. Therefore there is an increasing need for companies pioneering in 5G innovation who can understand and address their needs. With this contest 5TONIC wants to identify new ventures with innovative potential and propel them to the 5G business arena.

How to participate


  • Proposed ideas and projects address 5G relevant aspects of technology and/or application

Selection Criteria

  1. Synergy with 5G
  2. Market potential
  3. Innovative
  4. Scalable
  5. Team Competencies
  6. Development Stage

Selection Process & Dates

  • October 15th, 2016 to November 15th, 2016 (extended until November 30th): Send your Proposal Executive Summary through the form below
  • December 7th, 2016: Announcement of startups selected to pitch at semifinals
  • December 13th, 2017: Semifinals 10-minute pitches before 5TONIC Steering Board
  • December 20th, 2017: Communication to startups selected as finalists
  • January 16th , 2017: Pitch Session for Finalists organized by 5TONIC
  • February 28th , 2017 (TBC): Announcement of the awarded startup at MWC 2017 in Barcelona

Guidelines for Executive Summary

  1. The summary should be a maximum of 3 pages long
  2. Provide key data, including: Problem/Need/Opportunity, Value Proposition, Realization Status and Plans, Team
  3. Make sure that data is provided to enable our evaluation of the 6 selection criteria

If you have any questions, please contact us at info@5tonic.org