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


Get to know the international environment in Düsseldorf. Meet with startups from all over the world that made it in Dusseldorf and enjoy good food and drinks

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 representatives of coworking spaces and local startup initiatives at an informal Get Together

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 and attend a matchmaking with small and big local corporates


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


Join the Startup SAFARI pre-event and meet with participating companies in an exclusive Setting.


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 with investors and corporates, like RAG, Schacht.One (Haniel Group), Gründerfonds Ruhr, Gründerallianz Ruhr, EUREF Campus and others.

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 interntional 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

4:30 pm

official farewell, followed by dinner at Cologne’s famour brewhouse


Friday, November 1

All day

Individual departure