Registration for the Investor Days Thuringia now open

Investor Days Thuringia will enter its eighth round on June 14-15, 2023, under the motto WHERE INNOVATION STARTS, once again bringing the startup community together with investors in Erfurt to shed light on innovations and generate collaborations. Registration is now open.

The Investor Days Thuringia put innovations in the spotlight, connect entrepreneurs with investors to create collaborations, generate financing and promote future technologies. The event is one of the largest startup events in Germany and will take place this year from June 14 to 15, 2023 in Erfurt.

In total, over 50 startups and scaleups will present their breakthrough technologies on the Pitch Stage and in the Innovation Arena. In addition, guests can look forward to pitch awards as well as networking opportunities with national and international stakeholders of the innovation ecosystem, startups, scaleups, investors and SMEs. The Investor Days Thuringia therefore offer a unique opportunity to discover the latest trends and developments in innovation and the startup scene.

Two days, two locations – one common goal

This year, the Investor Days Thuringia will again be comprised of two parts. On the first day, innovation-driven startups will have the chance to present their concepts live on a large pitch stage at the Steigerwaldstadion in Erfurt and thereby convince potential partners and investors. In addition, they can exhibit in the Innovation Arena and to get in touch with interested people and potential investors. In a real-time vote, the audience and a jury of investors will decide who can shape the future with their innovation and should win one of the pitch awards. At the end of the day, visitors can look forward to a large get-together that offers plenty of space for exchanging experiences and networking.

In addition to startups from Thuringia, Germany and the world, promising projects from the Thuringian Regional Innovation Program (TRIP) will present themselves on the pitch stage. As the accelerator program of the Free State of Thuringia, TRIP creates the best preconditions for accelerating startup innovations in a target-oriented manner and making them investment-ready.

On the second day of the Investor Days Thuringia, the event will continue at Egapark in Erfurt under the motto INVEST BEYOND THE CROWD and will be open exclusively to investors and selected scaleup companies. The companies’ pitches provide the basis for an exciting exchange about forward-looking technologies from Thuringia and allow the investors to benefit from their investment opportunities. The event also provides plenty of space for networking in an attractive environment.

Registrations and applications for #IDT23 are now open at

  • Startups and scaleup companies can apply for the pitch stage including preparatory pitch trainings and exhibition in the Innovation Arena until May 7, 2023.
  • VC investors, bankers and business angels looking for new technologies and innovative projects are warmly invited to participate as investors. This means they can also be part of the exclusive event on the second day.
  • SMEs, networkers and innovators can explore the startup community on the first day of #IDT23 and make new contacts.

Guests and investors can purchase their IDT tickets at Early Bird prices until April 30, 2023.

You can find more information about the Investor Days at:



Background IDT

The Investor Days Thuringia are an initiative of the Foundation for Technology, Innovation and Research Thuringia (STIFT) and beteiligungsmanagement thüringen gmbh (bm|t) with the aim of bringing innovative startups and growth companies together with potential cooperation partners as well as investors and business angels every year in June.

Since 1993, STIFT has selflessly promoted science, research, and technology along the entire educational and economic chain of development. In individual cases, STIFT itself also acts as a financial investor and provides early-stage and side investments in promising Thuringian startups. STIFT is involved as a co-organizer of the Investor Days as part of the ThEx innovativ project, which is supported by the Thuringian Ministry of Economics, Science and Digital Society with funds from the European Social Fund Plus.

The bm|t beteiligungsmanagement thüringen gmbh (bm|t), based in Erfurt, is the first address for venture capital investments in Thuringia, Germany. bm|t currently manages eleven investment funds with a total volume of EUR 415 million and invests in innovative companies with strong growth potential across all industries and all phases of the company life cycle.


Olga Röder 
Stiftung für Technologie, Innovation und Forschung Thüringen (STIFT) gmbh
Projektleiterin ThEx innovativ
Häßlerstraße 8 | 99096 Erfurt
Tel: +49 (0)361 78923-72

Karin Rabe
bm-t beteiligungsmanagement thüringen
Senior Investment Manager
M.Welsch-Str.6a | 99084 Erfurt
Tel: +49 (0)361 7447-605

Die IDT sind eine Initiative der bm|t und STIFT im Rahmen des Projektes ThEx innovativ, welches durch den Freistaat Thüringen aus Mitteln des Europäischen Sozialfonds Plus gefördert wird.