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· Main Stage
Welcome to Europe's leading tech incubator
Dan Ram Prof. Dr. Malte Brettel
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Navigating our Event on Hopin
Dan Ram
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KEYNOTE: Dr. Carolin Gabor - Joonko
Dr. Carolin Gabor
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STARTUP_TOURNAMENT pitchbattle semi-finals part 1
Dan Ram
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KEYNOTE: Sven Schmidt - Machineseeker Group
Sven Schmidt
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Inside the RWTH Incubation Program
Benedikt Wiechers Andreas Schumacher
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KEYNOTE: Maximilian Tayenthal - N26
Maximilian Tayenthal
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KEYNOTE: Frank Thelen - Freigeist Capital
Frank Thelen
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PANEL DISCUSSION: Deep Tech Entrepreneurship
Jasper Masemann Prof. Wil van der Aalst Nicole Büttner Laura Tönnies
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STARTUP_TOURNAMENT pitch battle semi-finals part 2
Dan Ram
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Digital Gym Session #1
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Dan Ram Prof. Elisabeth Clausen Dr. Kristina Wagner Thomas Haehn
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KEYNOTE: Dr. Florian Heinemann - Project A Ventures
Dr. Florian Heinemann
· Theme Tables
Investor & Startup Speed-Dating
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Dan Ram Dr. Inga Noll Prof. Laura De Laporte Dr. Paolo Bavaj
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Evening Event
Dan Ram
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Welcome Back!
Dr. Oliver Grün Dan Ram
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KEYNOTE: Jan Frodeno
Jan Frodeno
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TechForFuture-Challenge - Intro & Showcase
Dan Ram
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TechForFuture-Challenge - Team Pitches
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KEYNOTE: Céline Flores Willers - The People Branding Company
Céline Flores Willers
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KEYNOTE: Fabian von Trotha - Dieter von Holtzbrinck Ventures
Fabian von Trotha
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STARTUP_TOURNAMENT pitch battle finals
Dan Ram
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KEYNOTE: Vera Futorjanski - Veritas Ventures
Vera Futorjanski
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Keynote: Dr. Marco Vietor - audibene
Dr. Marco Vietor
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TechForFuture-Challenge and STARTUP_TOURNAMENT Awards
Dan Ram
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Digital Gym Session #2
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Start NOW & Start SIMPLE
Dan Ram
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digitalHUB Showcase “Entrepreneurship in Aachen”
Iris Wilhelmi Jan Müller
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Alexander Hüsing Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart Matthias Notz Dr. Oliver Grün
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Closing Speech
Prof. Dr. Malte Brettel Dan Ram


Jan Müller

digitalHUB Aachen Manager

Iris Wilhelmi

digitalHUB Aachen Manager

Andreas Schumacher

RWTH Incubation Program Manager

Benedikt Wiechers

RWTH Incubation Program Manager

Nicole Büttner

Co-Founder & CEO - Merantix

Dr. Inga Noll

Trainee Innovation - Covestro

Jasper Masemann

Partner - HV Holtzbrinck Ventures

Vera Futorjanski

CEO & Founder - Veritas Ventures

Alexander Hüsing

Tech influencer and chief editor -

Prof. Elisabeth Clausen

Director at Institute for Advanced Mining Technologies (AMT) - RWTH Aachen University

Jan Frodeno

Olympic Champion & 3X IRONMAN World Champion

Dr. Paolo Bavaj

Head of Henkel Tech Ventures - Henkel AG

Prof. Laura De Laporte

RWTH Professor & Member of Scientific Board of the DWI - Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials

Dr. Florian Heinemann

Founding Partner - Project A Ventures

Prof. Wil van der Aalst

RWTH Professor & Head of Process and Data Science Chair

Thomas Haehn

CEO - HAHN Group

Maximilian Tayenthal

CFO & Founder - N26

Dr. Carolin Gabor

Co-Founder & CEO - Joonko

Dr. Kristina Wagner

Director RoX Program "The Robot X-perience" - KUKA AG

Dr. Oliver Grün

CEO - digitalHUB Aachen

Dan Ram

Moderator / MC

Sven Schmidt

CMO - Machineseeker Group

Céline Flores Willers

CEO & Founder - The People Branding Company

Frank Thelen

CEO & Founder - Freigeist Capital

Matthias Notz

CEO - German Accelerator

Dr. Marco Vietor

Founder - audibene

Laura Tönnies

CEO & Founder - corrux

Prof. Dr. Malte Brettel

Host / RWTH Professor & Entrepreneur

Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart

State Minister for Economic Affairs, Digitization, Innovation and Energy

Fabian von Trotha

Managing Director - DvH Ventures

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Join the new flagship program for deep-tech startups at RWTH! Deadline for Batch #2 is on Nov 8th.

RWTH International Entrepreneurship Office

Support of international founders in settling in Aachen

RWTH Technology Offers – Accessing innovation potential

RWTH Innovation - Business Relations

Offers and information for potential strategic partners of RWTH Aachen

KonSenT (RWTH Incubation Program)

Smart Shelves

H BOX (RWTH Incubation Program)

Revolutionizing the therapy of carbon monoxide poisoning!

PerAGraft GmbH (RWTH Incubation Program)

Delivering individualised implants in a fraction of the time.

CellEQ GmbH (RWTH Incubation Program)

Analysis Equipment for reactive plastics

EnergyCortex (RWTH Incubation Program)

SaaS-Lösungen für Energiedatentransparenz

InnoSurge AC (RWTH Incubation Program)

Medical Software for AI-Optimized Automated Surgical Planning

Terranigma Solutions (RWTH Incubation Program)

Digitally augmenting the geologist - anywhere, anytime.

Fibrothelium (RWTH Incubation Program)

Silk proteins for medical and tech applications!

SONAH GmbH (RWTH Incubation Program)

smart embedded vision sensor to solve urban problems

CISOSCOPE (RWTH Incubation Program)

by Synamic Technologies, GERMANY

Mindmotiv (RWTH Incubation Program)

Embedded QA Cloud

digitalHUB Aachen e.V.

digitalHUB Aachen

Gründerregion Aachen

We make business - Start-up consulting in the Aachen region

Collective Incubator

Hotspot for entrepreneurs in Aachen

German Accelerator

empowers German startups to scale globally.



The law firm that has advised on more VC deals in Europe than any other firm for an unprecedented 18 quarters in a row (PitchBook Q2 2020). Now, we want to share our insights with the tech ecosystem around the RWTH!

Early-stage venture capital


Axel Springer Porsche GmbH & Co. KG

Atlantic Labs

Early-stage venture capital investment fund based in Berlin


We accelerate growth.

Curious Capital

Seed and early stage investor

First Momentum Ventures

Pre-Seed funding for the next generation of technical founders 👨‍🔧_👩‍💻

FO Holding

Die FO Holding ist ein Single Family Office aus Düsseldorf.

High-Tech Gründerfonds

Germany's largest seed investor

HV Ventures

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JOIN Capital

Investment Analyst @ JOIN Capital

neoteq ventures

Venture capital for the Rhineland and beyond

Paua Ventures

Early-stage B2B Tech Investor based in Berlin

Picus Capital

Early-stage technology investment firm

Techvision Fonds

Venture Capital. We invest in people, ideas and solutions, not in products.

UVC Partners

UVC Partners is a Munich- and Berlin-based early-stage venture capital firm that invests in technology-based startups in the areas of enterprise software, industrial technologies, and mobility. The fund typically invests between € 0.5 – 4m initially and up to € 15m in total per company

Vorwerk Ventures

Independent Venture Capital Fund focusing on consumer enabling tech

German Indian Startup Exchange Program (GINSEP) by German Startups Association

Strengthening the economic ties between Germany and India in the field of startups.

Freigeist Capital

Business Angels FrankfurtRheinMain e.V.

Seit 20 Jahren aktiv -

Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Germany

Start-up <-> Investor Matching Platform run by HBS Alumni

Business Angels Club Berlin-Brandenburg

We are a network of 70+ Business Angels helping early stage Startups with know-how, contacts and network.


Serviced offices for your start-up

Voice Rooms for Remote Teams


SaaS for AI Robustness, Safety & Functionality.

Secure, simple and encrypted video conferencing


Design games online collaboratively

Global window shopping of insurances

Arkris AI

Arkris empower companies to reduce the administrative labor costs


A Hub for digital comics


The number one tool pr professionals love and use every day.

Lition Energy

The market place for renewable energies


eveon circular - testing and remanufacturing of used EV Batteries


AI - Restaurants & Bars Discovery


Discover the reality.

Introducing: KlikA

your intermodal buddy for all-day companion


Smart wireless charging for offices and hospitality venues

AUF Mobility

Schenkt Unabhängigkeit! / Gifts you independence!


phyphox - Your Smartphone is a mobile lab


Ohne Datenqualität – Keine Digitalisierung


Digital Twin in Biotechnology


Intelligent Process Digitalization

Human mobility & behavior insights from mobile location data


Enabling next generation mobile communications!


Making the future affordable



ACCURE Battery Intelligence

Empowering Batteries


Parship for trustworthy industrial credentials


Accessibility by Innovation

Cynteract GmbH

Gamification in Rehabilitation


Mathe. Richtig.

On-demand microelectronics printing

WEBSUMMIT Alpha Startup 2020 -



Social Recruiting Platform

R8 Digital Operator takes your building’s technical management to the next generation by ensuring highest indoor climate comfort and energy efficiency with artificial intelligence on top of the existing automation system.


Sonaris the autonomous ultrasound device – a user-independent, AI-powered solution enabling reimbursed medical ultrasound diagnostics anywhere anytime.


The smart office chair

AC.E Aachener Entrepreneurship Team - the smart way to book services

und Pohlen

Beratung, Gestaltung und Umsetzung


Our neural networks disassemble, recognize and analyze objects in 3D-Scans of real-world assets.


the intelligent way of searching

Cyrus Technology GmbH

Industrial Solutions 4.0

Bobbie Deutschland GmbH


Redefining the way we search.

415 Capital

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42 Cap

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DvH Ventures

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EQT Ventures

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Freigeist Capital

Freigeist Capital

Christian Edler

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Seed + Speed Ventures

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TEV Team Management

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Wi Venture

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Aachen Building Experts

NRW Bank

NRW Bank