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 of the Jury members
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:

Ibuildnow from Bahrain

DevisionX from Egypt

Vira Smart Label from Iran

Hydro X from Israel

Rabbit Africa from Nigeria
2.55 pM
How to fuck up your international expansion
Wolfgang Langeder, Senior Expansion Consultant at weGrow International
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
Björn Schubert, Head of Innovation Markets at Ministry of Economic Affairs, Industry, Climate Action and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

Dr. Kai Pflanz, Senior Grants Specialist at NRW.BANK

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

Christoph Sommer, Innovation Management at NEW AG