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March 5, 2024 - 4.00 pm cet

"Europe's Heartbeat" NRW as your gateway to the german market and startup scene

This opening webinar is set to give you an introduction of „Europe‘s Heartbeat“: North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW). As Germany‘s most driving state NRW is your gateway to the German market and startup scene. Get useful insights and many more about why NRW is 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 German market and startup ecosystem.

4.00 PM
Welcoming and Introduction
Dominik Stute, Head of Unit Innovation, Industry, International Networks at Chamber of Industry and Commerce Dortmund 
Florian Schnitzler, Head of Start-up/Scale-up unit at NRW.Global Business
4.05 PM
Learn to know the regional Digihubs
Jan Klein, Head of Startups at
4.25 PM
Learn to know the Female Entrepreneurship strength of the region
Dialogue between Rebekka Bracht (Manager Startup Ecosystems & Corporate Partnerships, Initiativkreis Ruhr GmbH) & Vanessa Westphal (COO / Co-Founder, Choosy)
4.45 PM
Time for Q&A