January, 17 2017 Investor Days Thüringen 2017

On 13 and 14 June, founders and investors will meet for the 14th time at the Investor Days Thuringia in Erfurt. Under the motto “Enter the next level”, the Foun­da­tion for Tech­nol­ogy, Inno­va­tion and Research Thuringia (STIFT) and beteili­gungs­man­age­ment thürin­gen gmbh (bm‑t) offer young, ambi­tious com­pa­nies the oppor­tu­nity to present their inno­v­a­tive busi­ness con­cepts to a broad audience.
Over 600 par­tic­i­pants are expected to attend the “Thuringian Ele­va­tor Pitch” and “Scal­ing up” events on two excit­ing days in the new mul­ti­func­tional arena in Erfurt. Among them are inno­v­a­tive founders, numer­ous investors, deci­sion-mak­ers, mul­ti­pli­ers and other rep­re­sen­ta­tives from busi­ness, sci­ence and pol­i­tics. “Rais­ing suf­fi­cient start-up cap­i­tal is often the bot­tle­neck in the start-up process,” said State Sec­re­tary for Eco­nomic Affairs Georg Maier. This applies all the more to Ger­many, which has an under­de­vel­oped ven­ture cap­i­tal mar­ket com­pared to the USA, for exam­ple. “In this sit­u­a­tion, the Investor Days cre­ate another direct, uncom­pli­cated oppor­tu­nity for young entre­pre­neurs to tap into new financ­ing options for their busi­ness idea. With their inter­na­tional ori­en­ta­tion, the Investor Days are excel­lently suited to raise the pro­file of Thuringia as a start-up and inno­va­tion loca­tion among investors and poten­tial founders beyond the region.”
The Investor Days Thuringia address start-ups and com­pa­nies at all stages of devel­op­ment. The tried and tested “Ele­va­tor Pitch” for­mat will be rounded off on the sec­ond day by “Scal­ing up”, an event exclu­sively for inno­v­a­tive tech­nol­ogy com­pa­nies in the expan­sion phase. The pre­sent­ing com­pa­nies will be intro­duced to a large cir­cle of investors, includ­ing not only early-stage investors but also other investor groups from the pri­vate equity, fam­ily office and cor­po­rate ven­ture sec­tors. The pres­ence of numer­ous busi­ness rep­re­sen­ta­tives pro­motes stronger net­work­ing and enables the start of cooperations.
When look­ing for financ­ing for a busi­ness idea or for fur­ther devel­op­ment stages of already estab­lished com­pa­nies, the aim on both days is to present one’s prod­uct or ser­vice and con­vince investors. The so-called “Ele­va­tor Pitch” is the ideal instru­ment for start-ups to win over investors and sup­port­ers. All vis­i­tors can expect top-class guests, an inter­ac­tive inno­va­tion arena and inspir­ing keynotes at the Investor Days Thuringia. In addi­tion, both days offer plenty of space for talks and busi­ness and culi­nary delights.


  • 13 June 2017 — Thuringia Ele­va­tor Pitch
  • 14 June 2017 — Scal­ing up: Enter the next level!


Par­tic­i­pa­tion in the Investor Days Thuringia requires online reg­is­tra­tion, for pitch­ers from all over Ger­many by 7 May 2017 and investors and guests by 6 June 2017 at: www.investordays-thueringen.de


Mul­ti­func­tional Arena Erfurt
Arn­städter Straße 55
(entrance via Mozartallee)
99096 Erfurt


par­tic­i­pa­tion man­age­ment thuringia gmbh (bm‑t)
Karin Rabe
0361 | 7447–605
Foun­da­tion for Tech­nol­ogy, Inno­va­tion and Research Thuringia (STIFT)
Chris­tiane Kilian
0361 | 7892374

Impressions from last year

The impres­sion films from last year as well as the press infor­ma­tion can also be found dig­i­tally at: http://www.thex.de/innovativ/investor-days/rueckblick/rueckblick-investor-days-thueringen-2016/