Innovation World Cup® at StartupCon


    Innovation World Cup® at StartupCon

    October 29 - 30, 2019

    Cologne, Germany

    The TECH START-UP 2019 and the LOGISTICS & MOBILITY START-UP 2019 powered by Innovation World Cup®, StartupCon, Würth Elektronik and LOXXESS has received over 290 submissions across the globe. The international jury had a tough- yet great experience to select the top finalists, who will take part in the Pitch and Award Ceremony at StartupCon / DIGITAL X on October 30! Join us and our international tech corporations Würth Elektronik, EBV Elektronik, Microtronics, LOXXESS, and VARTA Microbattery to celebrate the cutting-edge innovation. Let’s find out who will go home with the trophy!

    Do not miss the 2-exciting days of the StartupCon / DIGITAL X on October 29-30 with insightful keynotes of great speakers like Sir Richard Branson, Tim Berners-Lee, Jimmy Wales and extraordinary pitches of tech founders. Get connected with the top finalists on the Innovation Stage on October 30 in Cologne and network with leading tech-heads, representatives of international tech corporations, potential investors and business partners!

    The program flow is as follows:

    11:30 – 13:00 PMTECH START-UP 2019 AWARD CEREMONY
    11:30 Welcome and Introduction
    Moderator: Christian Stammel, Navispace
    11:35 – 12:25Pitch of the top finalists with live evaluation by the jury
    Viktoriia Gnap, CMO, AFS Agro Flow System, Germany
     Agricolus: data validates farmers’ emotions
    Andrea Cruciani, CEO, Agricolus s.r.l, Italy
     Scrap metal trading meets digitization
    Florian Kriependorf, CEO & Co-Founder, EIE Services GmbH / Remetal, Germany
     Curing the incurable
    Prateek Singh, CEO & Co-Founder, Finnadvance, Finland
     Why boring trips a thing of the past
    Markus Bohl, CEO & Co-Founder, Fineway, Germany
     Infrared emitters for smart material analysis
    Benjamin Buchbach, Managing Director, Infrasolid GmbH, Germany
     Using AI to improve productivity in construction
    Alex Beton, Business Development Executive, Kreo Software Ltd, United Kingdom
     LAQA – Effortless Hydration Management
    Bernd Hoffmann, CEO & Co-Founder, LAQA GmbH, Germany
     The Future of Autonomous Retail and Supply Chain Management
    Alexander Eissing, CEO & Co-Founder, Livello GmbH, Germany
     Discrete signals enable a world of possibilities
    Stijn Bogaerts, CEO & Co-Founder, MoNoA, Belgium
     SCARLETRED: transforming the global dermatology market
    Alexander Habinski, SaaS Specialist & Advisory Board Member, Scarletred Holding GmbH, Austria
     Looking into the future: The office building of tomorrow
    Daniyar Tanatov, Partner Account Manager, Spaceti, Czech Republic
    12:25 – 12:45Panel Discussion: Scale Up Successfully – Growth Strategies for Early-Stage Start-Ups
    Christian Arndt, Investment Manager, HTGF
    Elizaveta Shcherbakova, Investment Team, Coparion
    Alexander Gerfer, CEO, Würth Elektronik
    Johannes Durschang, Key Account Manager, VARTA Microbattery
    Markus Vogt, IoT Director, EBV Elektronik
    Peter Dollfuss, Partner Manager, Microtronics
    12:45 – 13:00Official Award Ceremony & Photoshooting 
    13:00 – 13:30Get-Together at Innovation World Cup® Booth (T19)


    14:00 – 14:05Welcome & Introduction
    Moderator: Christian Stammel, Navispace
    14:05 – 14:55Pitch of the 9 finalists with live evaluation by the jury


     14:55 – 15:15Panel Discussion: The Future of Logistics – Entrepreneurship and Disruption
    Thomas Waldmann, Start-up & Venture Manager, Würth Elektronik
    Karina Slowinski, Head of QM and Lean Development, LOXXESS
    Patrick Mense, Member of the Board, LOXXESS
    Daniela Bach, Investment Manager, HTGF
    Christian Stammel, CEO, Navispace & WT | Wearable Technologies
    15:15 – 15:30Official Award Ceremony & Photoshooting
    15:30 – 16:00Get-Together at Innovation World Cup® Booth (T19)

    Our partners Würth Elektronik, LOXXESS and we will be available for two days (October 29 and 30) at the booth T19 between Hall 8 and Congress Center. Do not hesitate to come by and network with us! You can also meet our partners from EBV Elektronik, Microtronics & VARTA Microbattery there.

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    Date: October 30, 2019
    Location: Kölnmesse Congress-Centrum Nord, Messeplatz 1, 50679 Köln/Cologne (meeting point: Booth T19)