September 7, 2022 – 6 to 8 pm, CEsT

North & South America 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:

Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, USA

6.00 pM
Welcoming and Introduction of the Jury members
6.15 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:

uils from Argentina

ProHauser from Brazil

egreen Limited from Chile

FLOKZU from Uruguay

Green Boom from the USA
7.00 pM
How to raise funding abroad
Markus Buck, Co-Founder & Chief Experience Officer at DueDash 
7.30 pM
Announcement of the winners
Be excited which startups from North and South America are going to get the ticket to the final of the Start.up! Germany Tour to enjoy it on site!
Moderated by
Nick Neidl, Chamber of Industry and Commerce Dortmund
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

Justus Schünemann, Financial & funding adviser at NRW.BANK

Michael Kordus, General Manager Western Europe / North America at NRW.Global Business

Kamran Khoshi, Founder and Board Member at

Dirk Kanngiesser, International Tech Executive/Investor (US/Germany), Co-founder TU capital GmbH, Former Co-Founder and CEO of the German Accelerator