The highlights of our tour at a glance

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The roadshow is designed to introduce you to a wide variety of both local and global player in North-Rhine Westphalia. We came up with an attractive program that we hope will appeal to you. But see for yourself:



Dusseldorf & Ruhr (Duisburg)


Sunday, October 27

Evening 6 pm    

Dive into the international environment of Dusseldorf. Meet with startups from all over the world that made it here and enjoy good food and drinks – by invitation of the city of Dusseldorf and CCI Dusseldorf.

Go on a guided Tour of TRIVAGO - one of the world's largest online hotel search engines


Monday, October 28

10 am - 12 am           

IHK Düsseldorf, the local Chamber of Commerce and Industry, welcomes you at its premises. Experts will introduce you to and discuss with you strategies for internationalization and scaling up a Business.

12 am - 1 pm

Meet coworking spaces and local startup initiatives at a small expo; have lunch at IHK Düsseldorf.

2 pm - 4 pm

First opportunity to pitch to big players from your sector: leading corporates from InsurTech, Smart City and Logistics & Mobility sector will watch and listen to your performance on stage.


Transfer to Ruhr Area (Duisburg).


Visit WestVisions, the Tech Meet-up for the thriving startup scene of the Ruhr area.

Get preorganized matchmakings with small and big corporates from the Ruhr area.

Enjoy the program with the leading minds in the digital sector against a breathtaking backdrop.

Ruhr (Dortmund & Bochum)


Tuesday, October 29

10 am - 1 pm           

Listen to the “Reverse Pitch” of local giants like WILO, Signal Iduna, innogy, duisport, thyssenkrupp and Evonik.

2 pm - 5 pm

Meet big Players from your sector for the RuhrSummit pitch semi-final.

6 pm - 9 pm

Join RuhrSummit participants at the Meet@Beat Party.

Ruhr Area (Essen & Bochum)


Wednesday, October 30


Transfer to neighboring city of Bochum.

10 am - 2 pm

Access to Germany - learn and discuss in round table discussions – led by representatives of German companies, investors and experts – how to gain access to market, business and finance in Germany.

2 pm - 6 pm

Participation at the international program of RuhrSummit 2019: Workshops, Matchmaking, Panel Discussions and Get-together

Winners of the semi-final and international final will be able to pitch on the big stage and have a chance to win against German Startups at the RuhrSummit 2019.


Transfer to Cologne.



Thursday, October 31

9 am - 11 am    

Pitches and reverse pitches with big corporates from your sector.                                                                                    

11 am - 12 pm

Time for lunch and rest.

1 pm - 2 pm   

Join a guided tour through Germany’s most famous historical monument and world heritage site, the Cologne Cathedral.

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm          

Meet more enterprises from the area and get to know them in rapid reverse pitches.

4:30 pm

Official farewell, followed by dinner at Cologne’s famous brewhouse.


Friday, November 1

All day       

Individual departure.