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  Welcome and Introduction
Moderator: Christian Stammel, Navispace
11:35 – 12:25 Pitch 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 – 12:45 Panel 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 – 13:00 Official Award Ceremony & Photoshooting 
13:00 – 13:30 Get-Together at Innovation World Cup® Booth (T19)


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


 14:55 – 15:15 Panel 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 – 15:30 Official Award Ceremony & Photoshooting
15:30 – 16:00 Get-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)