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)
participation management thuringia gmbh (bm‑t)
0361 | 7447–605
Foundation for Technology, Innovation and Research Thuringia (STIFT)
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/