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As exhibition area, the ruhrMETROPOLIS is the heart of the ruhrSUMMIT 2023. Corporates, start-ups and other players from specific fields of interest will gather in topic towns where they can interact directly with each other. This offers exhibitors as well as visitors the chance to engage in highly professional discussions! As a visitor, you can easily find your way around the topic town owns and find all the exhibitors in your field of interest in one place. Subject-specific content awaits you in each town!

Among others, we will be focusing on the following trend topics in the towns:
• Female Entrepreneurship
• Start-up Ecosystem
• Digital Health
• XR
• Corporate
• Future Web
• Circular Economy
• Food & Lifestyle
• Social Entrepreneurship
• Impact


Position your company in the ruhrMETROPOLIS and exchange ideas with innovative start-ups and experts from the digital start-up scene. Visitors and investors can easily find you thanks to the topic structure of the ruhrMETROPOLIS. This way, you can effortlessly discover opportunities for valuable networking and in-depth exchange. This includes issues such as new technologies, innovation potential for your company and trends from the start-up scene. Contribute your experience and know-how and take advantage of the opportunity to inspire and be inspired by like-minded people.

Let's discuss your options in person! Contact Nelson Ribas for further information.

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With a slot on the Pitch Stage you are involved up close. The 360° stage offers you the opportunity to turn your audience into participants. Active involvement and interaction animate your audience. Take them along on your journey and secure your chance to win the prize money. The accessible concept of the ruhrSUMMIT makes it even easier for you to get in touch with investors. To ensure that you can fully concentrate on your counterpart during the speedmatching, we offer you sufficient privacy in the Investors Lounge. Secure the deal that will take your start-up forward!

Highlight: This year we will be presenting the ruhrSUMMIT-Award for the first time! With your pitch on the Pitch Stage, you will present yourself to an independent jury, which will select the three best pitches at the end of the ruhrSUMMIT. The winners will receive prize money of €5,000, €3,000 and €2,000 respectively. By purchasing a start-up ticket, you can apply for a slot on the Pitch Stage until 01.05.2023. Good luck!

If you have questions please do not hesitate to contact Marc Diefenbach or Nelson Ribas.

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