8th June, 2.00 pm, CEST
Why is NRW one of the most vibrating start-up ecosystems in the world? Foreign start-ups can profit from the environment of globally operating companies, innovative medium-sized businesses and numerous renowned universities. In the webinar you will learn how to get support in NRW and how to get access to the ecosystem.
2.00 pm 

Introduction to Start.up! Germany Tour 2021
Dominik Stute, Chamber of Industry and Commerce Dortmund

Greeting and opening of the anniversary tour
Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart. Minister of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

Greeting and brief presentation of North Rhine-Westphalia
Felix Neugart, CEO NRW.Global Business

2.10 pm - Startup Ecosystem NRW
Dr. Markus Gick, Co-Chairman and Managing Partner, NRWalley e.V. (the voice of the startups in North-Rhine Westphalia)

2.20 pm - Impulse lecture
Manuel Koelman, Co-Founder PIRATE.global

2.35 pm - The DWNRW hubs - a central contact point for international startups
Mukunthan Nadarajah, Coach & Consultant at digitalHUB Aachen e.V.

2.55 pm - Impulse lecture from Cologne
Gil Baxpehler, Startup Unit Cologne at KölnBusiness

3.05 pm - Time for Q&A