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February 21, 2024 – 6 to 8 pm, CET

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, Columbia

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:

Innova Space from Argentina

Tero Carbon from Brazil

Makana from Chile

Gescol SAS BIC from Colombia

Cosawove Workwear from the US
7.00 pM
How to fuck up your international expansion
Gernot Schwendtner, International Expansion Expert - Founder, Upvisor - Shaping Global Success
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
Dominik Stute, 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

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

Florian Schnitzler, Head of Start-up and Scale-up Unit at NRW.Global Business

Christoph Niemann, Director Global Compliance and Reporting at Ernst & Young

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