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: Dr. Thomas A. Lange (National Bank, Co-Moderator Initiativkreis Ruhr), Oliver Weimann (360 Online Performance Group), Dirk Sander (Social Impact Lab)
10:45 Keynote: Oliver Weimann
11:00 Keynote: “something cool about Instagram ;-)” from Daniel Kramer (Facebook)
11:30 Keynote: “Fundraising Insights – from an Investors perspective” from Fabian Heilemann (Earlybird)
12:00 Panel: „Content is King – Social Media at its best”“ with Hans Sarpei, Ben Küstner, n.n.
12:30 Panel: „Startup Success @Ruhrgebiet“ with Stefan Peukert, Sebastian Deutsch (9 Elements), Norbert Jesse (Quinscape), Daniel Marx and Daniel Krahn (both Urlaubsguru)

13:00 Lunch 

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

15:45 Energy-Break 

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

20:00 Party

Studio

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

12:15 Panel: „From Greentech to Social Innovation“ with Anne Christin Bansleben, Torsten Schreiber et al.
14:15 Panel: „Finance for Community change“ with Karsten Zengerling, Bernd Klosterkemper et al.
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 Startups“
14:00 Startup Pitch „Early Stage Startups“
16:00 Startup Pitch „Accelerator Startups“

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
09:15 Welcome Session: Initiativkreis Ruhr, Oliver Weimann, Dominik Stute
09:30 Keynote: Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart, Minister for Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitization and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia
09:45 Keynote: Oliver Weimann (360 Online Performance Group)
10:00 Panel: „Global Startup Hotspots – KPIs and experiences“
11:00 Keynote: “eCommerce growing big” from Rene Köhler (Internetstores)
11:30 Keynote: “Megatrends” from Thomas Burges (EY)
12:00 Keynote: n.n.
12:30 Keynote: n.n.

13:00 Lunch 

14:00 Keynote: Lior Sethon (Mobileye)
14:45 Keynote: n.n.
15:15 Panel: „How to boost cooperations between startups and corporates?“ with Stefan Padberg (Innogy New Ventures), Daniel Dierkes (Signal Iduna Digital) and more

16:00 Energy-Break 

16:15 Startup Pitch Grand Final
17:15 Award Ceremony
17:30 Farewell

Workshops

11:00 Workshop: “Scale globally – Startup programs which really boost” with German Accelerator, Step USA 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-Final I – “Winners Day I”
12:00 Startup Pitch Semi-Final II – “Winners International”
16:15 Startup Pitch Grand Final

 

Match-Making

10:00 – 13:00 Match-Making Session I
14:00 – 16:00 Match-Making Session II

Elevator-Lounge Israel

15:00 – 17:15 Experts for you (1on1)

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 first october 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.

Applications can be submitted until first october 2017.

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.