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February 20, 2024 – 3 to 5 pm, CET

Europe Contest 1

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:

Czech Republic, Georgia, Netherlands, North-Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland

3.00 PM
Welcoming and Introduction of the Jury members
3.15 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: from Czech Republic

Elven from Georgia

Starnus from Netherlands

Yova from North Macedonia

Leasi from Norway

Get Vision from Poland

AgroGrIN Tech from Portugal

Einride from Sweden

Loriot from Switzerland

4.15 pM
How to fuck up your international expansion
Gernot Schwendtner, International Expansion Expert - Founder, Upvisor - Shaping Global Success
4.45 pM
Announcement of the winners
Be excited which startups from Europe are going to get the ticket to the final of the Start.up! Germany Tour to enjoy it on site!
Moderated by
Dominik Stute, Chamber of Industry and Commerce Dortmund
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 

Justus Schünemann, Financial & funding adviser at NRW.BANK 

Florian Schnitzler, Head of Start-up/Scale-up unit at NRW.Global Business

Niclas-Slim Engels, Consultant Business and Technology at Ernst & Young 

Boris Tawakkoli, Member of the Advisory Board at Themis Foresight