ABOUT US

RuhrSummit is the biggest Startup-Event in this area

RuhrSummit combines conference incl. international TOP-Speaker, Match-Making between Startups and Investors / Corporates and a Pitch-Competition. In combination with the Sub-Events ImpactSummit (for Social Entrepreneurs) and InternationalSummit (for global Entrepreneurs) it’s an event accelerating far beyond Ruhr region.  

All three Co-Founders of RuhrSummit – Ruhrgruender.de, Initiativkreis Ruhrgebiet and 360 Online Performance Group – rely on a huge active network of partners and initiatives in startup scene. First to call Social Impact Lab Duisburg (Co-Founder of ImpactSummit) and the Chambers of Commerce in Ruhr area (Co-Founders of InternationalSummit).

The organizers and affiliates are directly from startup scene or work closely in so we actually know pretty well which support is useful for a startup. Therefore we challenge ourselves to “put spotlight of startup scene once again for days on Ruhr area!” With this highlight event we will again show dynamics of the scene within the last three years – no matter if politically or corporate or scene driven.

As organizers we would like to invite everybody to be part of RuhrSummit 2017! We are more than happy for every application and participants but also highly welcome multipliers, supporters and individuals who want to support actively. We are happy about (almost) every impulse taking the road a bit further.

If you have any questions regarding RuhrSummit please shout!!!

Your RuhrSummit Team

RUHRSUMMIT
19TH OF OCTOBER 2017

Mainstage

09:00 Registration opens
11:00 Welcome session, RuhrSummit & Impact Summit
11:15 Keynote RuhrSummit
12:00 Keynote RuhrSummit
12:30 Keynote RuhrSummit

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Keynote ImpactSummit
14:30 Keynote ImpactSummit
15:00 Keynote ImpactSummit

15:30 Coffee-Break 

15:45 Panel ImpactSummit
16:30 Keynote ImpactSummit
17:00 Keynote ImpactSummit
17:30 Panel / Keynote ImpactSummit

20:00 Party

Workshops

11:30 Workshop ImpactSummit
12:15 Workshop ImpactSummit
14:00 Workshop ImpactSummit
14:45 Workshop ImpactSummit
15:45 Workshop ImpactSummit
16:30 Workshop ImpactSummit

Pitch-Competition

11:30 ImpactSummit Pitch
14:00 Early Stage NRW-Pitch
15:45 Smart City Pitch

 

Match-Making

11:30 RuhrSummit Match-Making I
14:00 RuhrSummit Match-Making II
15:45 RuhrSummit Match-Making III

RUHRSUMMIT
20TH OF OCTOBER 2017

Mainstage

09:00 Registration opens
10:00 Panel InternationalSummit
11:00 Keynote InternationalSummit
11:30 Keynote InternationalSummit
12:00 Keynote InternationalSummit

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Keynote RuhrSummit
14:30 Keynote RuhrSummit
15:00 Keynote / Panel RuhrSummit


15:30 Coffee-Break 

16:15 RuhrPitch Final
17:15 Award Ceremony
17:30 Farewell

Workshops

11:00 Workshop RuhrSummit
12:00 Workshop RuhrSummit
15:00 Workshop RuhrSummit

Pitch-Competition

10:00 Startup-Pitch International (Semi-Final)
14:00 Startup-Pitches (Semi-Finale)
16:15 RuhrPitch Final

Match-Making

10:00 RuhrSummit Match-Making I
14:00 RuhrSummit Match-Making II

PITCH COMPETITION
RUHRPITCH 2017

We are looking for the startup pitch champion 2017! But competition is fierce… just apply today for one of the six participants in each of the three qualifiers (Social-Entrepreneurs, NRW-Startups, Smart-City Startups) at 19.10.2017.

Use your opportunity to present your business case on the podium. Enthuse potential partners, clients and/or investors and leverage your startup to the next level. Pitch in front of VCs, Business Angels, regional corporates and multipliers from different sectors.

Best two startups of each qualifier are in the semi-finals (pitches in English). The participants of the other semi-final are six internation startups from around the globe, which run their own qualifier. The best six startups qualify for the final highlight and conclusion of RuhrSummit 2017 on the main stage!

Apply now an become one of 18 participants for the the qualifier round!!!

SCHEDULE

 

Qualifier: 6 Social-Startups, 6 NRW-Startups, 6 Smart-City Startups (all 19.10.2017)

Semi-Final at 20.10.2017: 10.00h – 6 International Startups & 14.00h – 6 German Startups

Final at 20.10.2017: 16.15h – 6 Startups

SPEED-DATE
MATCH-MAKING

Based on our incredible experience from RuhrSummit 2016 and tons of successful matches (incl. direct investments, pilots and co-operations) we will focus on Speed-Date Match-Making a lot in the 2017 event.

Within 10min Speed-Dates we do match startups with investors, corporates and potential multipliers based on topic, branch and stage of the startup. In this intense Mini-Pitch version it should become clear if a more detailed exchange is in focus for both parties.

For startups this is a perfect opportunity to receive a multi-dimension feedback on their business case and step into a personal relation to exciting individuals. For investors as well as corporates Speed-Date Match-Making leads to internal knowledge of different potentially fitting startups without hassling throughout Pitch-Decks.

So get your tickets today and register for Speed-Date Match-Making! Application for startups just takes a few minutes.

So get your tickets today and register for Speed-Date Match-Making! Application for startups just takes a few minutes.

PITCH COMPETITION
RUHRPITCH 2017

We are looking for the startup pitch champion 2017! But competition is fierce… just apply today for one of the six participants in each of the three qualifiers (Social-Entrepreneurs, NRW-Startups, Smart-City Startups) at 19.10.2017.

Use your opportunity to present your business case on the podium. Enthuse potential partners, clients and/or investors and leverage your startup to the next level. Pitch in front of VCs, Business Angels, regional corporates and multipliers from different sectors.

Best two startups of each qualifier are in the semi-finals (pitches in English). The participants of the other semi-final are six internation startups from around the globe, which run their own qualifier. The best six startups qualify for the final highlight and conclusion of RuhrSummit 2017 on the main stage!

Apply now an become one of 18 participants for the the qualifier round!!!

SCHEDULE

 

Qualifier: 6 Social-Startups, 6 NRW-Startups, 6 Smart-City Startups (all 19.10.2017)
Semi-Final at 20.10.2017: 10.00h – 6 International Startups & 14.00h – 6 German Startups
Final at 20.10.2017: 16.15h – 6 Startups

SPEED-DATE
MATCH-MAKING

Based on our incredible experience from RuhrSummit 2016 and tons of successful matches (incl. direct investments, pilots and co-operations) we will focus on Speed-Date Match-Making a lot in the 2017 event.

Within 10min Speed-Dates we do match startups with investors, corporates and potential multipliers based on topic, branch and stage of the startup. In this intense Mini-Pitch version it should become clear if a more detailed exchange is in focus for both parties.

For startups this is a perfect opportunity to receive a multi-dimension feedback on their business case and step into a personal relation to exciting individuals. For investors as well as corporates Speed-Date Match-Making leads to internal knowledge of different potentially fitting startups without hassling throughout Pitch-Decks.

So get your tickets today and register for Speed-Date Match-Making! Application for startups just takes a few minutes.

So get your tickets today and register for Speed-Date Match-Making! Application for startups just takes a few minutes.