Start.up! Germany Tour North Rhine-Westphalia

10/27/2019 -10/31/2019
Dusseldorf, Ruhr area, Cologne
Registration Info

Participation is free (including conference tickets). Startups only have to pay for transportation to Germany and accommodation.

Feel the pulse of the German startup ecosystem.

A selected group of brave, enthusiastic and like-minded entrepreneurs from all over the world will have the opportunity to explore some of Germany’s most promising hotspots for both startups and “old economy”; connect to peers and talents; understand what drives the German startup scene; get a grasp of current developments in the market and most importantly: match your startup with companies, partners and investors.

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  • 5-day guided tour to startup hotspots in Germany’s industrial heartland North Rhine-Westphalia.
  • Meet corporates and investors in the cities of Cologne, Dusseldorf and the Ruhr area.
  • Meet with 300+ startups, 200+ corporates and 50+ top speakers at RuhrSummit in Bochum, one of Germany’s biggest startup events, offering Pitch Contests, Match-Makings and Pub Crawls.
  • Opening “International Dusseldorf” with startups and corporates from all over the world / Organized B2B-Meetings at the Tech Meet-up WestVisions in Duisburg / Reverse Pitch with international known companies in Dortmund.

Target Group & Program Requirements

  • We expect more than 40 international startups from at least 15 different countries from the sectors:
    • InsurTech
    • Smart City
    • Logistics & Mobility
  • Your startup is in the “market testing” phase: i.e. you must be beyond the seed stage; successful accomplishment of first investor rounds is beneficial
  • You have developed a scalable business model with an international approach and a clear focus on the German market / German customers

Covered by the Program

  • The entire program management
  • Transportation within Germany
  • Admission to RuhrSummit
  • Coordination of B2B meetings

Not Covered by the Program

  • Transportation costs to Germany
  • Catering & Accommodation
    • Special hotel rates will be offered!
Sponsored by
Start.up! Germany