Tech Tour Contest Final: Fast Forward to the Future!

 

The 13th edition of the Tech Tour Contest Final is taking place on 9-10 December 2019 in the NRW Region, Germany.

The Final will present 175+ European innovative companies in the High-technology sectors to an international audience of investors, key corporates and innovation experts. 

 

About the Tech Tour Contest Final:

  • 150+ investors and corporates
  • 175+ presenting companies
  • 12/15 presentation sessions sector focused
  • 3 Award Winners
  • 350+ attendees
  • 14.3 € bln value of strategic deals of Tech Tour presenting companies over the last 7 years 
  • Over 10 M assets under management in total of participating funds

 

Highlights from the Contest Final 2018

 

The Contest Final 2019 Programme

Day 1 - December 9

CEO-only programme                                                                                       

Investors-only tours

(in collaboration with the International Venture Club)

Master Classes in Investment Readiness and dry-run with experimented coaches for presenting companies.

 

Investor attending the Tech Tour Contest Final will tour some of the most vibrant and dynamic hubs in the NRW region at 3 sectors focused tours:

  • Digital Tour
  • Healthcare Tour
  • Sustainability Tour

European Venture Capitalists and Corporates representatives will scout business opportunities in the region that records the highest percentage (26.1%) of all direct investments in Germany, which totalled 686.3 billion euros in 2016.

The programme of each tour will entail: keynote speeches, roundtable discussion, social activities sand workshops.

   

 

Day 2 - December 10

The day of the Final  competition will be organised on the theme of “Fast Forward to the Future”, with a programme including:

  • 175+ companies pitching to investors
  • Final Pitch battle top select the 3 winners
  • Fireside chats
  • Elevator pitches of 2018 award winners
  • One2One meetings
  • Exhibition area

 

Why NRW region?

North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) region is located in the center of Europe, and borders on the Netherlands and Belgium. NRW is the beating heart of the German economy, being the German state that counts the most foreign investments. NRW is also poised to become the leading location for the digital economy in Germany. 

Every fifth German start-up comes from the NRW region, due to the outstanding entrepreneurship scene. 

These are some of the reasons why North Rhine-Westphalia is the natural place to organize the European Venture Contest Final in Dusseldorf, its capital city. 

You can find HERE more information why NRW is the N. 1 investment location in Germany