On 14. & June 15, 2023, the Investor Days Thuringia once again brought the startup com­mu­nity together with Investors at two high­light loca­tions in Erfurt.

On the first day, 20 star­tups, selected from 70 pitch appli­ca­tions, pre­sented them­selves on the pitch stage under the motto ‘Where Inno­va­tion starts’. The five most con­vinc­ing projects were selected in a live vote by a jury of investors and the pub­lic and awarded prizes donated by sponsors.


  • Xsight Optics GmbH ·
    STIFT & bm|t prize: € 3,000
  • openUC2 GmbH
    Prize from EY: con­sult­ing ser­vices worth €2,000
  • plas­mo­tion GmbH
    Prize of LeoBlu Patent Attor­neys: Con­sult­ing ser­vices worth € 2,500
  • Val­oon
    GRÜNDELPARTNER legal con­sult­ing prize : 1,500 € con­sult­ing services
  • FreeMOM
    Audi­ence award of Apro­pro Haar­beck: 1.500 € con­sult­ing services

On the sec­ond day, bm|t hosted an exclu­sive investor event at ega­park Erfurt, where investors met selected growth com­pa­nies from the Thuringian region.

We look forward to seeing you again next year at the 5. and June 6, 2024!

Scout­ing promis­ing deep-tech start-ups led us to Thürin­gen three years ago and we con­tinue to be impressed by the qual­ity of invest­ment opportunities.

Excep­tional tech­ni­cal tal­ent formed by strong aca­d­e­mic insti­tu­tions and com­bined with fresh, entre­pre­neur­ial spirit rep­re­sent the per­fect ingre­di­ents for an emerg­ing ecosys­tem of inter­na­tion­ally com­pet­i­tive start-ups. 

We held our first excit­ing talks at the Investor Days Thuringia. Also with investors who sup­ported us in a later seed invest­ment round. 

For us, a world opened up at the IDT in which we totally found our­selves. It’s insanely inspir­ing what kind of spirit there is and what ideas are pre­sented there.

We always sought out con­ver­sa­tions with other founders at the IDT: What prob­lems did they face? How did they solve them? Such ques­tions could be answered to us on there. 

The Investor Days Thürin­gen are an ini­tia­tive from bm‑t beteili­gungs­man­age­ment thürin­gen gmbh (bm|t) and Foun­da­tion for Tech­nol­ogy, Inno­va­tion and Research Thuringia (STIFT).