The highlights of our tour at a glance
For those of you who want to know the details, download the full schedule below
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
Exclusive matching between you and local startups
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 workshops – led by representatives of German corporates and investors – how to gain access to finance, data and markets 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 pm
Pitches and reverse pitches with big corporates from your sector
11 pm - 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
Official farewell, followed by dinner at Cologne’s famour brewhouse
Friday, November 1