CONFERENCE – PITCH – MATCH MAKING

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 Ruhr 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

08:30 Registration opens
10:30 Welcome Session
10:45 Keynote: Oliver Weimann
11:00 Keynote: Frank Thelen
11:45 Keynote: Fabian Heilemann
12:15 Panel: „Content is King“ mit Hans Sarpei, Ben Küster, n.n.
12:45 Panel: „Startup Success Ruhrgebiet“ mit Stefan Peukert, Sebastian Deutsch, Norbert Jesse und Daniel Krahn

13:00 Lunch 

14:00 Keynote: Eckard von Hirschhausen
14:15 Keynote: Dirk Müller-Remus, „Why Richard Branson invested in our company“
14:45 Panel: „Corporation 2020: Transforming Business for a healthy world“ mit Frank Hoffmann, Eckard von Hirschhausen, Dirk Müller-Remus, Maxie Matthiessen, Jana Tepe
15:15 Panel: „ChangeMaker Company“ mit Rainer Höll, n.n.

15:45 Coffee-Break 

16:00 Panel: „B-Corp: Unternehmen zwischen Sinn und Kapital“ mit Andreas Renner, Norbert Kunz, Hans Reitz, u.a.
16:45 Panel: „Foodpreneurship: Die Revolution der Foodbranche“ mit Sven Perten, Philipp Kaufmann, Michael Kuhndt u.a.
17:30 Keynote: Titus Dittmann, „SkateAid: warum Skaten und Helfen so gut zusammenpassen“

20:00 Party

Studio

11:30 Workshop: „Storytelling für Startups“ mit Patrick Breitenbach

12:15 Panel: „From Greentech to Social Innovation“ mit Anne Christin Bansleben, Torsten Schreiber u.a.
14:15 Panel: „Finance for Community change“ mit Karsten Zengerling, Bernd Klosterkemper u.a.
15:15 Workshop „PR & Social Media für Social Entrepreneure“ n.n.
16:00 Workshop: ChangeMaker Company, n.n.
16:45 Panel: „Grameen Creative Lab, WWF und Muhammad Yunus“

Pitch-Competition

11:45 Startup Pitch „Social Impact“
14:00 Startup Pitch „NRW Early Stage“
16:00 Startup Pitch „Accelerator Pitch“

Match-Making

11:30 bis 13:00 Match-Making Session I
14:00 bis 15:30 Match-Making Session II
16:00 bis 17:30 Match-Making Session III

RUHRSUMMIT
20TH OF OCTOBER 2017

Mainstage

08:30 Registration opens
09:30 Welcome Session
09:45 Keynote: Oliver Weimann
10:00 Panel: „Global Startup Hotspots – KPIs and experiences“
11:00 Keynote: Rene Köhler (Internetstores)
11:30 Keynote: Thomas Burges (EY)
12:00 Keynote: Björn Kolbmüller (ex Flaconi)

13:00 Lunch 

14:00 Keynote: Lior Sethon (Mobileye)
14:30 Keynote: n.n.
15:00 Panel: „How to boost cooperations between startups and corporates?“

15:30 Coffee-Break 

16:15 Startup Pitch Finale
17:15 Award Ceremony
17:30 Farewell

Workshops

11:00 Workshop „Scale globally – Startup programs which really boost (German Accelerator, Step NYC etc.)“
14:00 Workshop „Russia – „Hidden Champion or fast growing startup market?“
14:45 Workshop n.n.
15:15 Workshop n.n.

Pitch-Competition

10:00 Startup Pitch Semi-Finale
12:00 Startup Pitch Semi-Finale (International)
16:15 Startup Pitch Finale

 

Match-Making

10:00 bis 13:00 Match-Making Session I
14:00 bis 16:00 Match-Making Session 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

Applications can be submitted until september 18th 2017.

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 2017
SCHEDULE

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.