On June 15 and 16, 2021, the Investor Days Thuringia will again connect investors and stakeholders of the start-up community to generate the best deal flow. The hybrid event platform offers a wide range of the latest technologies and innovative business models, an early and later stage pitch stage as well as numerous networking opportunities with over 600 regional, national and international drivers of the innovation ecosystem, start-ups, tech growth companies, venture capitalists SMEs and corporates.
The interactive event format offers space for discussion, exchange of know-how, inspiration and networking and the optimal conditions for promising matches and the best deal flow.
The first event day provides start-ups a digital pitch stage where they can present their innovative products and business models and impress valuable investors, cooperation partners and customers. In a live voting investors will choose the three best pitch performances which will be awarded with attractive prizes. There is also the chance to win the public award. This time the virtual stage will belong not only to the founders, investors will also introduce themselves to the online community with a pitch. In preparation for their online pitch all participants receive an exclusive training on investment readiness and pitch performance from experienced coaches.
Despite its virtual format the event leaves much space for networking and feedback exchange. Within an “Innovation Broadcast” the start-ups can present their innovations in detail and interact with the audience in their own digital showrooms. Additional breakout sessions ensure that all participating start-ups get in contact with the right investors.
The interactive event format opens up a lot of space for new discussions with national and international actors of the start-up community as well as with representatives from business and science.
The second event day “Meet the Rising Stars” focuses in particular on innovative growth companies, which are looking for cooperation partners and investors for follow-up financing. Selected companies will present their business concepts to potential investors in a digital format. Each online presentation ends up with a short Q&A session in which CEOs can answer live questions of the audience and investors.
Additional breakout sessions are planned here as well to open up discussions between companies and investors. All presenting companies also receive targeted coaching on the digital presentation of their business model and the following online conversations.
On June 15 – Pitch Day – start-ups and growth companies will be in the spotlight. The IDT Pitch Stage offers entrepreneurs the perfect opportunity for presenting their innovative product and business concepts and thus convince investors, corporates and those hungry for innovation. By live voting, a selected jury of investors elects the most convincing pitch performances, which will be rewarded with attractive prize money and more. Feedback from the audience is also required as it decides which start-up is able to receive the Public Award. In preparation for their pitch, all participants receive an exclusive pitch training with experienced coaches.
The second day focuses on transformation processes in Thuringia and connects start-ups with medium-sized companies in order to accelerate innovation and generate synergies and cooperation. “Small and medium-sized companies increasingly discover the innovation potential in start-ups and want to be part of this development,” Christiane Kilian, co-initiator of the Investors Days Thuringia explains. “This creates approaches for supra-regional and international knowledge transfer and open innovation”.
The Investor Days Thuringia are an initiative of the Foundation for Technology, Innovation and Research Thuringia (STIFT) and the beteiligungsmanagement thüringen gmbh (bm|t). The event aims to connect innovative start-ups and growth companies with potential cooperation or business partners as well as with investors and business angels.
The Investor Days Thuringia have established themselves as the largest event of its kind in the region. The Investor Days are supported by well-known sponsors and cooperation partners such as EY, the Federal Association of German Start-ups and the Thuringian Ministry of Economics, Science and Digital Society.
Enjoy the #IDT21 and two exciting days with interesting projects, numerous investors, founders, decision-makers and a large network of corporates! Do you want to be a part of the Investor Days 2021? Then get your ticket from March 29, 2021!
With “Scaling Up”, the second day of the event offers all start-ups and growth companies as well as innovators and investors know-how impulses in form of lectures and workshops on business related topics: project management, design thinking, innovative HR management, social media marketing, state of the art distribution, M&A / exit strategies.
The Investor Days Thuringia are an
initiative of the Foundation for Technology,
Innovation and Research Thuringia
(STIFT) and bm-t beteiligungsmanagement