INVESTOR DAYS THÜRINGEN 2021
15/16 June 2021
Boost Your Dealflow
Under the motto “Boost Your Dealflow”, the Investor Days Thuringia took place on June 15 and 16. This high-profile event, organized annually by STIFT and bm|t, once again brought together over 500 players from the startup scene, SMEs, industry and, of course, numerous national and international investors with the aim of generating the best “deal flow” and facilitating collaborations. This year, the digital format again attracted great international interest, with 67 applications from 10 countries. Innovations from all over Germany, Austria, Israel, Italy, New Zealand, Spain, South Africa, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Uruguay were in the running. The future technologies as well as the event as such also attracted a lot of attention from financiers: 165 investors from the DACH region, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, the USA, China, Bahrain and the UK attended the Investor Days. The event, moderated by Christiane Kilian (STIFT), Katja Butzmann (bm|t) and Stephan Beier (bm|t), was broadcast via livestream from Erfurt’s multifunctional arena this year.
Applause for the pitch winnersThe day’s highlight was the presentation of the Pitch Awards for the best start-up concepts. In a live voting, the participating investors voted for the most convincing pitch performances, which were awarded live by the hosts and State Secretary Valentina Kerst. The public was also able to support their favorites and vote online for the Public Award winner. Congratulations to this year’s four winners:
- Polytives GmbH from Jena (Prize: the STIFT and bm|t: 3.000 Euro prize money)
- Peeriot AG from Nobitz (Prize: of EY Strategie Coaching: 2.000 Euro prize money)
- janova GmbH from Jena (Prize of Gruendel & Partner Legal Consulting: material prize of 1,500 euros)
- AI-UI GmbH from Ilmenau (Audience award of Apropro Haarbeck Teamentwicklung, Management: material prize in the amount of 2.000 Euro)
#IDT21 in numbers
Founders, Investors, Corporates und Innovators
Start-ups and scale-ups on the pitch stage
VC investors and business angels
Companies in the Innovation Arena
The Investor Days Thuringia are an initiative of the bm|t and thed Stiftung für Technologie, Innovation und Forschung Thüringen (STIFT).