Start.up! Germany Tour North Rhine-Westphalia

10/27/2019 -10/31/2019
Dusseldorf, Ruhr area, Cologne
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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!
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Start.up! Germany