Start.up! Germany 2018

You are a high-tech start-up entrepreneur interested in participating in the German economy? Your start up is in the market testing phase and working on one of following industrial tracks: InsurTech, Smart City or Logistics & Mobility? Great!

Then we would like to invite you to discover the diverse opportunities Europe’s biggest economy has to offer to start-up ventures. Accompanied by a group of likeminded entrepreneurs from all over the world you will explore some of Germany’s most promising hotspots for both start-ups and “old economy”. Start.up! Germany 2018 aims to match your start-up with companies, partners and investors and you get the chance to connect to peers and talents, build a feeling of what drives the German start-up scene and get a grasp of current developments in the market.

The 5-day roadshow will take place in various cities in Germany like Cologne, Düsseldorf and the Ruhr area. Three reasons why you shouldn’t miss out on this opportunity:

  • Visit some of the most promising startup hotspots in Germany’s industrial heartland North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Get in touch with German corporates and investors in the cities of Düsseldorf, Cologne and the Ruhr area
  • Meet with 300+ start-ups, 200+ corporates and 50+ top speakers at RuhrSummit in Bochum, one of Germany’s biggest start-up events, offering Pitch Contests, MatchMakings and Pub Crawls.

Every participating start-up has the chance to pitch before leading German companies, such as Vodafone, Ergo, Metro, Henkel, Trivago, Wilo, Adesso, Innogy, Duisport (Duisburger Hafen AG), Thyssenkrupp and Evonik. Jury members come from Siemens, BMW, DB Schenker and many more. Additionally, there is the chance to participate at the international summit within the RuhrSummit, the biggest start-up event for the Ruhr area.

Covered by the program is the entire program management, transportation within Germany, admission to RuhrSummit and the coordination of B2B meetings. Not covered by the program are transportation costs to Germany and catering & accommodation. Up to five start-ups from Sweden can join the road show – so hurry up to register with us.

Date: October 8th - October 12th 2018
Location: Cologne, Düsseldorf, Ruhr area
Capacity: 1-5 start-ups per partnering country
Language: English
Target group: We expect more than 40 international start-ups from at least 15 different countries from the sectors InsurTech, Smart City, Logistics & Mobility.


Please do not hesitate to contact us, if you are interested or have any questions. Welcome!


Verena Adamheit

Market Entry & Business Development


+46-8-665 18 96

8 okt
12 okt
Cologne, Düsseldorf
Ruhr Area

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