Digital Tour-program 2021. Your access to german Corporates.

November 14 - 17, 2021

Choose your agenda

The program takes place within the German time zone (CET).

InsurTech

Smart City

Logistics & Mobility

Sunday, November 14, 2021

DAY 1
6 - 7:30 pm (CET)
// Get to know each other
// Preparation for the tour
// Digital networking

Get to know the people behind the tour and hints for a successful participation

  • Dominik Stute, Head of Unit Innovation, Industry, International Networks, Chamber of Industry and Commerce Dortmund
  • Nick Neidl, Research Associate for Innovation, Industry and International Networks, Chamber of Industry and Commerce Dortmund

Participating in the tour and opening up NRW's market from an international perspective

  • Sharon Masury, Investment- & Cooperation Scout NRW.Global Business, Startup Ecosystem, Tech-Scouting, German-Israeli Chamber of Commerce

Get to know each other

We will bring you into exchange with each other. Meet startups from more than 35 countries with their exciting ideas and products.

Monday, November 15, 2021

DAY 2
10 - 11:00 am (CET)
// Kick-off Event
// Fifth anniversary celebration

Welcome words on the occasion of the fifth anniversary

  • Chambers of Industry and Commerce in North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Ministry of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia
  • NRW.Global Business
  • Germany Trade & Invest and it's Digital Hub Initiative

How the tour can lead to great success: The Story of DB Schenker and Gideon Brother (Croatia)

In 2018, DB Schenker from Essen and the Croatian startup Gideon met in the semifinals of the Start.up! Germany Tour. Having collaborated at several points since then, DB Schenker joins in June 2021 a $31 million Series A investment into the Croatian robotics and AI solutions company to accelerate the development and commercialization of its AI & 3D vision-based autonomous mobile robots (AMRs).

12 pm (noon) - 1pm (CET)
// Access to Verticals

Get an introduction to the InsurTech sector by InsurLab Germany.

  • Overview of the respective industry and its opportunities.
  • Relevant companies and partners.
  • Contact points for foreign startups.
2 - 3:30 pm (CET)
// THE BIG PITCH

Reverse pitches and company presentations of three to four multinational companies from the InsurTech sector that are interested in your business.

  • Member companies from the InsurLab Germany
  • Signal Iduna
  • Marsh

Ten to fifteen startups are selected in advance to pitch live online in front of the companies.

 

After the BIG PITCH you have the opportunity to get in direct contact with the companies via an online networking platform.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

DAY 3
1 - 3 pm (CET)
// Access to Finance - All about money: Financing & funding in NRW

You get insights into Northern Rhine Westfalia’s (NRW) financing & funding structure for foreign startups.

4 - 6 pm (CET)
// International Startup Ecosystems: “Around the World in 80 Minutes”

“Around the World in 80 Minutes” travels with you around the globe to discover international startup ecosystems. AHKs, industry experts and startups deliver exclusive insights into the opportunities, their markets have in store.

Find out which topics related to our three verticals are currently being discussed in the selected markets, such as

  • Taiwan
  • Finland
  • Nigeria
  • France
  • Argentina
  • Tunisia
  • Slovakia
  • USA

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

DAY 4
10 - 11:30 am (CET)
// Reverse Pitch

Some of the most important companies in the region present themselves live on stage and
show you possibilities, how to co-operate with them.

4 - 7 pm (CET)
// International Pitch Final

The best startups from the participating countries will compete in preliminary rounds (end
of Sept.) to qualify for this final - the grand finale of the tour. More information will follow.

Sunday, November 14, 2021

DAY 1
6 - 7:30 pm (CET)
// Get to know each other
// Preparation for the tour
// Digital networking

Get to know the people behind the tour and hints for a successful participation

  • Dominik Stute, Head of Unit Innovation, Industry, International Networks, Chamber of Industry and Commerce Dortmund
  • Nick Neidl, Research Associate for Innovation, Industry and International Networks, Chamber of Industry and Commerce Dortmund

Participating in the tour and opening up NRW's market from an international perspective

  • Sharon Masury, Investment- & Cooperation Scout NRW.Global Business, Startup Ecosystem, Tech-Scouting, German-Israeli Chamber of Commerce

Get to know each other

We will bring you into exchange with each other. Meet startups from more than 35 countries with their exciting ideas and products.

Monday, November 15, 2021

DAY 2
10 - 11:00 am (CET)
// Kick-off Event
// Fifth anniversary celebration

Welcome words on the occasion of the fifth anniversary

  • Chambers of Industry and Commerce in North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Ministry of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia
  • NRW.Global Business
  • Germany Trade & Invest and it's Digital Hub Initiative

How the tour can lead to great success: The Story of DB Schenker and Gideon Brother (Croatia)

In 2018, DB Schenker from Essen and the Croatian startup Gideon met in the semifinals of the Start.up! Germany Tour. Having collaborated at several points since then, DB Schenker joins in June 2021 a $31 million Series A investment into the Croatian robotics and AI solutions company to accelerate the development and commercialization of its AI & 3D vision-based autonomous mobile robots (AMRs).

12 pm (noon) - 1pm (CET)
// Access to Verticals

Get an introduction to the three verticals by industry experts and important multipliers.

2 - 3:30 pm (CET)
// THE BIG PITCH

Reverse pitches and company presentations of three to four multinational companies from the Smart City sector that are interested in your business.

  • BAYER AG
  • Vodafone
  • (...) More to come

Ten to fifteen startups are selected in advance to pitch live online in front of the companies.

 

After the BIG PITCH you have the opportunity to get in direct contact with the companies via an online networking platform.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

DAY 3
1 - 3 pm (CET)
// Access to Finance - All about money: Financing & funding in NRW

You get insights into Northern Rhine-Westfalia’s (NRW) financing & funding structure for foreign startups.

4 - 6 pm (CET)
// International Startup Ecosystems: “Around the World in 80 Minutes”

“Around the World in 80 Minutes” travels with you around the globe to discover international startup ecosystems. AHKs, industry experts and startups deliver exclusive insights into the opportunities, their markets have in store.

Find out which topics related to our three verticals are currently being discussed in the selected markets, such as

  • Taiwan
  • Finland
  • Nigeria
  • France
  • Argentina
  • Tunisia
  • Slovakia
  • USA

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

DAY 4
10 - 11:30 am (CET)
// Reverse Pitch

Some of the most important companies in the region present themselves live on stage and
show you possibilities, how to co-operate with them.

4 - 7 pm (CET)
// International Pitch Final

The best startups from the participating countries will compete in preliminary rounds (end
of Sept.) to qualify for this final - the grand finale of the tour. More information will follow.

Sunday, November 14, 2021

DAY 1
6 - 7:30 pm (CET)
// Get to know each other
// Preparation for the tour
// Digital networking

Get to know the people behind the tour and hints for a successful participation

  • Dominik Stute, Head of Unit Innovation, Industry, International Networks, Chamber of Industry and Commerce Dortmund
  • Nick Neidl, Research Associate for Innovation, Industry and International Networks, Chamber of Industry and Commerce Dortmund

Participating in the tour and opening up NRW's market from an international perspective

  • Sharon Masury, Investment- & Cooperation Scout NRW.Global Business, Startup Ecosystem, Tech-Scouting, German-Israeli Chamber of Commerce

Get to know each other

We will bring you into exchange with each other. Meet startups from more than 35 countries with their exciting ideas and products.

Monday, November 15, 2021

DAY 2
10 - 11:00 am (CET)
// Kick-off Event
// Fifth anniversary celebration

Welcome words on the occasion of the fifth anniversary

  • Chambers of Industry and Commerce in North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Ministry of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia
  • NRW.Global Business
  • Germany Trade & Invest and it's Digital Hub Initiative

How the tour can lead to great success: The Story of DB Schenker and Gideon Brother (Croatia)

In 2018, DB Schenker from Essen and the Croatian startup Gideon met in the semifinals of the Start.up! Germany Tour. Having collaborated at several points since then, DB Schenker joins in June 2021 a $31 million Series A investment into the Croatian robotics and AI solutions company to accelerate the development and commercialization of its AI & 3D vision-based autonomous mobile robots (AMRs).

12 pm (noon) - 1pm (CET)
// Access to Verticals

Get an introduction to the logistics and mobility sector by industry experts and important multipliers.

 

EUREF-Campus Düsseldorf

Venla Benigni-Otte & Johanna Koch, Marketing & Business Development, EUREF-Campus Düsseldorf

Presentation of the charging container for micromobility

Dr. Verena Svensson, Head of mobility, Stadtwerke Düsseldorf AG

Silicon Economy and Open Source for Logistic Start-Ups

Ellen Sünkeler, Communication and Marketing »Silicon Economy«, Fraunhofer-Institut für Materialfluss und Logistik IML
Philipp Wrycza, Founder and managing director »Logistikbude«

2 - 3:30 pm (CET)
// THE BIG PITCH

Reverse pitches and company presentations of three to four multinational companies from the Logistics & Mobility sector that are interested in your business.

  • DB Schenker
  • EUREF Campus Düsseldorf
  • (...) More to come

Ten to fifteen startups are selected in advance to pitch live online in front of the companies.

 

After the BIG PITCH you have the opportunity to get in direct contact with the companies via an online networking platform.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

DAY 3
1 - 3 pm (CET)
// Access to Finance - All about money: Financing & funding in NRW

You get insights into Northern Rhine Westfalia’s (NRW) financing & funding structure for foreign startups.

4 - 6 pm (CET)
// International Startup Ecosystems: “Around the World in 80 Minutes”

“Around the World in 80 Minutes” travels with you around the globe to discover international startup ecosystems. AHKs, industry experts and startups deliver exclusive insights into the opportunities, their markets have in store.

Find out which topics related to our three verticals are currently being discussed in the selected markets, such as

  • Taiwan
  • Finland
  • Nigeria
  • France
  • Argentina
  • Tunisia
  • Slovakia
  • USA

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

DAY 4
10 - 11:30 am (CET)
// Reverse Pitch

Some of the most important companies in the region present themselves live on stage and
show you possibilities, how to co-operate with them.

4 - 7 pm (CET)
// International Pitch Final

The best startups from the participating countries will compete in preliminary rounds (end of Sept.) to qualify for this final - the grand finale of the tour. More information will follow.