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
10:15 Welcome Session: Dr. Thomas A. Lange (National Bank, Co-Moderator Initiativkreis Ruhr), Oliver Weimann (360 Online Performance Group), Dirk Sander (Social Impact Lab Duisburg)
10:45 Keynote: Oliver Weimann (360 Online Performance Group) & Special Guest
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 (Pottsalat) presented by Oliver Weimann and Patrick Kitzinger (both 360 Online Performance Group)
12:30 Panel: „Startup Success @Ruhrgebiet“ with Stefan Peukert (Masterplan.com), Sebastian Deutsch (9 Elements), Norbert Jesse (Quinscape), Dr. Peter Güllmann (NRW.BANK), Daniel Marx and Daniel Krahn (both Urlaubsguru) presented by Oliver Weimann (360 Online Performance Group)

13:15 Lunch 

14:00 Keynote: „Warum engagieren glücklich macht“ from Dr. Eckart von Hirschhausen
14:15 Keynote: „Social Business, Inklusion und die Kraft der Kreativität“ from Hans Reitz (Grameen Creative Lab)
14:30 Keynote: „Vielfalt auf dem Arbeitsmarkt – Innovationskraft, Kreativität und Erfolgspotenziale“ from Dirk Müller-Remus (Diversicon)
14:45 Panel: „Health meets futurepreneurs“ with Frank Hoffmann (Discovering Hands), Dirk Müller-Remus (diversicon), Dr. Eckart Hirschhausen, Maxie Matthiessen (Rubycup, Femna), Steffen Preuß (icho), Tom Bieling (Lorm Glove) presented by Andrea Blome
15:30 Panel: „ChangeMaker Company“ mit Sabine Emmerich (Boehringer Ingelheim), Dennis Hoenig-Ohnsorg (Zalando), Silke Mader (European Foundation for the Care of Newborn Infants), presented by Rainer Höll (Ashoka)

16:00 Energy-Break 

16:15 Panel: „B-Corp: Gemeinsam sind wir stark und verändern die Welt“ with Merijn Everaarts (dooper), Timm Duffner (Ben & Jerrys), Norbert Kunz (Social Impact gGmbH), Anne van Eijsden (On the Rocks),  Mark T. Fliegauf (On purpose), Anna Roth-Bunting (Talents4Good) presented by Andreas Renner (B-Corp)
17:00 Panel: „Foodpreneurship: Die Revolution der Foodbranche“ with Felix Leonhardt (Lycka), Philipp Kauffmann (original beans), Michael Kuhndt (CSCP), Max Kultscher (bugfoundation) presented by Andrea Blome
17:45 Keynote: „Mut ist, wenn man es trotzdem macht“ from Titus Dittmann

20:00 Party

Studio

11:30 Workshop: „Storytelling für Startups“ with Patrick Breitenbach (ZDF Digital)

12:15 Panel: „From Greentech to Social Innovation“ with Anne Christin Bansleben (deepmello, rhubarb), Julia Römer (coolar), Torsten Schreiber (Africa GreenTec) and Alexis Figeac (CSCP) presented by Andrea Blome
14:00 Panel: „Finance for Community change“ with Karsten Zengerling (FASE), Christina Opitz (GLS Bank), Markus Sauerhammer (startnext), Alexander Gallas (Deutsche Bank) presented by Patrick Bottermann (CSCP), Nils Dreyer (Hilfswerft)
15:00 Workshop „Collaborative Marketing for Social Startups“ from Naomi Ryland (tbd*)
16:15 Workshop: „ChangeMaker Company“ with Sabine Emmerich (Boehringer Ingelheim), Dennis Hoenig-Ohnsorg (Zalando), Silke Mader (European Foundation for the Care of Newborn Infants) presented by Rainer Höll (Ashoka)
17:00 Workshop: „Plastikmüll in unseren Meeren“ with Hans Reitz, Christina Jäger (both The Grameen Creative Lab)

Pitch-Competition

11:45 Die Höhle der Möwen – Social Startup Pitch“ presented by Dirk Sander, Clemens Binder (both Social Impact Lab Duisburg), Michael Wunsch (Cool Ideas Society) and Ulrike Trenz (Impact Hub Ruhr)
14:00 Startup Pitch „Early Stage Startups“ presented by Carmen Radeck (Ruhrgründer.de)
16:15 Startup Pitch „Accelerator Startups“ presented by Oliver Weimann, Patrick Kitzinger (both 360 Online Performance Group)

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: Dr. Thomas A. Lange (National Bank, Co-Moderator Initiativkreis Ruhr), Oliver Weimann (360 Online Performance Group) and Wulf-Christian Ehrich (IHK zu Dortmund)
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“ with Marah Köberle (Kenya), Ricardo Castanho (Brazil), Tobias Leue (Spain), Grisha Alroi-Arloser (Isreal) and Oliver Weimann (ruhr:HUB) presented by Dominik Stute (IHK zu Dortmund)
11:00 Keynote: „eCommerce growing big“ from Rene Köhler (Internetstores)
11:30 Keynote: „Megatrends“ from Thomas Burges (EY)
12:00 Panel: „Issues of a B2B-Startup“ mit Jake Manning (Mahlzeit), Thorben Hasberg (Visbricks) and Dimitrij Krasontovitsch (Wocals) presented by Oliver Weimann (360 Online Performance Group)
12:30 Keynote: „Role of Start-Up culture, agile Innovation and digital Transformation @ thyssenkrupp“ from Dr. Reinhold Achatz (thyssenkrupp)

13:00 Lunch 

14:00 Keynote: „Hightech from Israel! – Inspiration for Germany?“ with Anatoliy Reinhardt (Mobileye) and Jens Bernhard (OrCam Technologies) presented by Oliver Weimann (360 Online Performance Group)
14:45 Panel: „How to boost cooperations between startups and corporates?“ with Stefan Padberg (Innogy New Ventures), Daniel Dierkes (Signal Iduna Digital) and Florian Kruse (Point 8) presented by Oliver Weimann (360 Online Performance Group)
15:30 Keynote: „WILO x EUREF | Berlin x Ruhr“ with Oliver Hermes (Wilo SE) & Karin Teichmann (EUREF AG)

16:00 Energy-Break 

16:15 Startup Pitch Finale presented by Oliver Weimann, Patrick Kitzinger (both 360 Online Performance Group)
17:15 Award Ceremony presented by Carmen Radeck (Ruhrgründer.de)
17:30 Farewell presented by Oliver Weimann (360 Online Performance Group)

Workshops (Cinema)

11:00 Workshop: „37 Growth Hacks you can’t miss“ from Hendrik Lennarz (Growth Hacking Academy)
14:00 Workshop: „Russia – Hidden Champion or fast growing startup market?“ with Yulia Tolkishevskaya (Skolkovo Foundation), Maria Pelipas (Russian Venture Company), Sergey Maltsev (RoboCV), Viacheslav Gershov (SAP Labs C.I.S.) and Ekaterina Karpushenkova (NRW.Invest) presented by Dimitrij Kononenko (German-Russian Chamber of Commerce)
15:00 Workshop: „Scale globally – Startup programs which really boost“ with Andrea Diewald (German American Chamber of Commerce), Sebastian May (AHK Greater China), Glenn Gassen (German-Finnish Chamber of Commerce), Eva Puchala (Singaporean-German Chamber) presented by Dr. Michael Blank (DIHK)

Pitch-Competition (Cinema)

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 @View

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 14th 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.

Check out all the appointments for Match-Making:

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.