September 1, 2022 – 2 to 4 pm, CEST

Africa & Mena Contest

The Inter.national! Startup Contest is a pitch competition that consists of five regional contests all around the world. The contests are organized by the Chambers of Industry and Commerce (IHK) and the German Chambers of Commerce Abroad (AHK). The following countries/regions may participate:

Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Israel, Nigeria

2.00 pM
Welcoming and Introduction
by representatives of the Chambers of Industry and Commerce, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Industry, Climate Action and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, NRW.Global Business and NRW.BANK
2.15 pM
Startup Pitches
Each startup has got only three minutes to pitch their business idea in front the audience and a professional jury consisting of industry experts and institutions. After every pitch there is time for three minutes Q&A.

Enjoy pitches from: (to be continued)

(tbc) from Bahrain

DevisionX from Egypt

Vira Smart Label from Iran

Hydro X from Israel

(tbc) from Nigeria
2.55 pM
Networking Session
We will do two Breakout Sessions with you. Get to know the presenting startups and exchange ideas with other viewers from all over the world.
3.25 pM
Announcement of the winners
Be excited which startups from Africa/Mena are going to get the ticket to the final of the Start.up! Germany Tour to enjoy it on site!
Moderated by
Marc Meckle, Deputy Managing Director International, Chamber of Industry and Commerce Essen, Mülheim
Members of the Jury
Dr. Kathrin Bischoff, Policy Advisor for Innovation Markets in Asia and North America at Ministry of Economic Affairs, Industry, Climate Action and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

Sebastian Hanny-Busch, Authorized representative at NRW.BANK

Timur Kurt, International Business Coordinator - Turkey | MENA | CAC at NRW.Global Business

Christoph Sommer, Innovation Management at NEW AG