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Expert Lounge

Ask experts your questions

These experts are here to provide you with advice & support at #RS2021!

The Expert Lounge offers significant added value, especially for prospective founders and start-ups. With a pre-arranged appointment via the platform, there is the opportunity to take advantage of free consultation appointments on the second day of ruhrSUMMIT. Professionals from many specialist areas, such as financing, subsidies, law/taxes or internationalisation are each available for 30 minutes via video chat to answer individual questions and provide tips.
This is your chance to gain valuable knowledge and interesting contacts!

As the Expert Lounge is primarily staffed by German experts, we will only be offering the consultation sessions in German.

  • Starting Tuesday, June 22nd 2021, you can register for the exclusive consultations with an #RS2021 ticket. First come, first served - so it's worth booking one of the coveted slots quickly!

 

Register for our #ruhrSUMMIT newsletter and stay tuned for more information about the application phase for the Expert Lounge and new faces coming up!

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  • All
  • Business plan (1)
  • IT and data protection law (1)
  • Elevator Pitch (1)
  • Financing opportunities (2)
  • Funding opportunities (2)
  • Health Care Management (1)
  • Internationalization (5)
  • IT Security (1)
  • Marketing & PR (1)
  • Mobility (1)
DE
29.06.2021, 11:45 h
29.06.2021, 12:20 h
29.06.2021, 12:55 h
30.06.2021, 09:15 h
30.06.2021, 09:50 h
30.06.2021. 10:25 h

Internationalization

Settling abroad, funding opportunities, information on international start-up ecosystems, access to international networks.

Marc
Meckle

Deputy Managing Director International
IHK zu Essen
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DE
29.06.2021, 09:15 h
29.06.2021, 09:50 h
29.06.2021, 10:25 h
No dates
available on
June, 30th 2021!

Business plan

Business Plan: The predictable necessity.

  • What is the objective of a business plan?
  • What characterizes a meaningful business plan?
  • What other topics should be covered in addition to finance?
  • What needs to be taken into account, especially with regard to the financial topic?

Common revenue planning mistakes and how I avoid them.

  • Sales coupling, MA & PA development, capacity consideration, identifying value drivers.
Jule Heester
Consultant
Husemann & Partner GbR
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DE
29.06.2021, 11:45 h
29.06.2021, 12:20 h
29.06.2021, 12:55 h
No dates
available on
June, 29th 2021!

Financing opportunities

Financing options depending on the start-up phase.

  • What range is actually available here?
  • Overview of venture capital, development loans, etc.
Alessandro Büker
Consultant
Husemann & Partner GbR
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DE
29.06.2021, 11:45 h
29.06.2021, 12:20 h
29.06.2021, 12:55 h
30.06.2021, 11:05 h
30.06.2021, 11:40 h
30.06.2021, 12:15 h

Legal

Drafting of articles of association (e.g. choice of legal form and vesting); employee participation; general terms and conditions and drafting of contracts; legal tax issues

Andreas Vogelpoth

Lawyer
Aulinger
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DE
No dates
available on
June, 29th 2021!
30.06.2021, 09:15 h
30.06.2021, 09:50 h
30.06.2021, 10:25 h

Sales / Distribution

“Stop talking product – start talking painkiller”.

How do I inspire my customer in B2B sales for my product? Is it the seventeenth product and unique selling proposition or rather the problem solution?

Frank Speer
HUB-Manager International
Business Metropole Ruhr GmbH
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DE
29.06.2021, 14:30 h
29.06.2021, 15:05 h
29.06.2021, 15:40 h
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available on
June, 30th 2021!

Legal

Setting Internal Ground Rules – Harmonious Co-Working among Founders through Clear Rules in the Partnership Agreement

  • A troublesome topic that founders often neglect when setting up a company: Do we have to sign a formal partnership agreement?
  • And what needs to be included in it, or which key aspects need to be taken into account?
  • What are the succession clauses in the event of the unexpected death of a founder, the consent requirements for the sale of shares, and the rights of first refusal?
  • What conflict resolution mechanisms need to be considered?
Christoph Schneider
Lawyer
Husemann & Partner GbR
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DE
29.06.2021, 09:15 h
29.06.2021, 09:50 h
29.06.2021, 10:25 h
No dates on
30.06.2021
available!

Internationalization

Settling abroad, funding opportunities, information on international start-up ecosystems, access to international networks.

Dominik Stute
Foreign Market Development Manager
IHK Dortmund
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DE
29.06.2021, 14:30 h
29.06.2021, 15:05 h
29.06.2021, 15:40 h
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available on
June, 30th 2021!

IT and data protection law

IT law; data protection law; general terms and conditions and contract drafting

Jan-Erik Schröer
Lawyer
Aulinger
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DE
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available on
29.06.2021
30.06.2021, 11:05 h
30.06.2021, 11:40 h
30.06.2021, 12:15 h

Legal

Pitfalls with the legal form of the UG (limited liability).

The legal form of the UG (limited liability) is constantly facing the accusation of a lack of reputation –

  • But what can the partners do to make the company appear as a reputable business partner in business dealings?
  • What does the lack of flexibility mean for the concrete form of the partnership agreement?
  • What is the purpose of the sample protocol during formation? – Can the UG (limited liability) be “converted” into a GmbH (limited liability company) at a later date and what costs (costs) does this entail?
Sonja Barkam
Lawyer
Husemann & Partner GbR
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DE
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June, 29th 2021!
30.06.2021, 09:15 h
30.06.2021, 09:50 h
30.06.2021, 10:25 h

Legal

Vesting; employee and investor participation; liquidation preference & co: legal knowledge for start-ups.

Dr. Cornelius Kruse
Lawyer
Aulinger
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DE
No dates on
29.06.2021
available!
30.06.2021, 9:15 h
30.06.2021, 09:50 h
30.06.2021, 10:25 h

Elevator Pitch

Start-ups can work through their pitch with us and receive feedback on topics such as:

  • Content and structure
  • Validation through the pitch
  • Feedback on your pitch
  • Pitch strategy
  • Goal setting and planning
  • Team presentation
  • Product and business model
  • Market and competition
  • Tips for the next pitch
Nils Beckmann
CEO
Pitch & Grow
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DE
No dates on
29.06.2021
available!
30.06.2021, 11:05 h
30.06.2021, 11:40 h
30.06.2021, 12:15 h

Internationalization

NRW.Europa helps with the internationalization of start-ups from strategic consulting and market information to the search for business partners. We are a partner in the Enterprise Europe Network, the world’s largest network for the support of SMEs and start-ups with partners in 70 countries. The Enterprise Europe Network is funded and coordinated by the EU.

Adina Golombeck-Tauyatswala

Consultant
ZENIT GmbH NRW.Europa
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DE
Keine Termine am
29.06.2021
verfügbar!
30.06.2021, 11:05 h
30.06.2021, 11:40 h
30.06.2021, 12:15 h

Business Organization

Systematic organizational development:

From vision to implementation: OKR (Objectives & Key Results) for more focus on your journey

Dagmar Groß-Böker
HR Expert
Business. Communication. Collaboration.
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DE
Keine Termine am
29.06.2021
verfügbar!
30.06.2021, 11:05 h
30.06.2021, 11:40 h
30.06.2021, 12:15 h

Business Organization

Systemic Organizational Consulting | Agile Change Management

Your retrospective – added value for you. A mid-term review of your startup based on an agile format

Andrea Kaminski
Senior-Organization Consultant & OKR Expert
Andrea Kaminski Organisationsentwicklung
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DE
No dates
available on
June, 29th 2021!
30.06.2021, 11:05 h
30.06.2021, 11:40 h
30.06.2021, 12:15 h

Business Organization

Transformation of companies to increase effectiveness

Agile start-up – combining flexibility and stability in the start-up process through LEAN start-up

Christian Jerke
Owner
Continuous Coaching
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DE
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June, 29th 2021!
30.06.2021, 11:05 h
30.06.2021, 11:40 h
30.06.2021, 12:15 h

Marketing & PR

Positioning as a successful brand – How to start?
How can startups build a successful brand in 2021 and what steps are necessary to do so? Marcel Schubert is the Managing Director of the branding agency burnt, whose day-to-day business is the agile development of brands, and answers all the questions about the right approach so that you can really take off with your own brand right from the start.

Marcel Schubert
Managing Director
burnt GmbH
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DE
29.06.2021, 14:30 h
29.06.2021, 15:05 h
29.06.2021, 15:40 h
No dates
available on
June, 30th 2021!

Sales / Distribution

Positioning

  • What is your USP? – “Being different wins with the customer!”
  • Which sales channel wins: B2B or B2C
  • Sales strategy – “The secret code for sales success!”
Markus Voss &
Jerome Voland

CEO's
Sales Perfection
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DE
29.06.2021, 09:15 h
29.06.2021, 09:50 h
29.06.2021, 10:25 h
29.06.2021, 14:30 h
29.06.2021, 15:05 h
29.06.2021, 15:40 h
30.06.2021, 11:05 h
30.06.2021, 11:40 h
30.06.2021, 12:15 h

Production Management

We offer comprehensive support services for medium-sized industry in Bochum. We network solution providers from research & industry, multipliers and above all the industrial SMEs themselves, jointly develop project ideas and examine funding opportunities for innovative projects.

Stefan Rest
Innovation Coach
Wirtschaftsförderung Bochum WiFö GmbH
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DE
29.06.2021, 11:45 h
29.06.2021, 12:20 h
29.06.2021, 12:55 h
30.06.2021, 09:15 h
30.06.2021, 09:50 h
30.06.2021, 10:25 h

Production Management

We offer comprehensive support services for medium-sized industry in Bochum. We network solution providers from research & industry, multipliers and above all the industrial SMEs themselves, jointly develop project ideas and examine funding opportunities for innovative projects.

Markus Majdaniuk
Industry Expert Technology & Innovation
Wirtschaftsförderung Bochum WiFö GmbH
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DE
29.06.2021, 11:45 h
29.06.2021, 12:20 h
29.06.2021, 12:55 h
No dates
available on
June, 30th 2021!

Mobility

Sustainable mobility and autonomous driving.

Oliver Sagner
Industry Expert Technology & Innovation
Wirtschaftsförderung Bochum WiFö GmbH
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DE
30.06.2021, 09:15 h
30.06.2021, 09:50 h
30.06.2021, 10:25 h
30.06.2021, 11:05 h
30.06.2021, 11:40 h
30.06.2021, 12:15 h

IT Security

IT security creates jobs in companies, start-ups, research institutions and universities in Bochum. To support this development, we provide free advice to all stakeholders, from students and start-ups to companies and professorships, on almost all aspects of their day-to-day work: Do you need suitable premises? Or a suitable project partner? Do you generally want to know something about the science and economy of IT security in Bochum? I look forward to our conversation.

 

Susanne Kersten
Industry Expert
Wirtschaftsförderung Bochum WiFö GmbH
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DE
29.06.2021, 14:30 h
29.06.2021, 15:05 h
29.06.2021, 15:40 h
No dates on
30.06.2021
available!

Technology

Future-proof, flexible and highly available in the cloud: How start-ups can use Microsoft Azure Services to build a scalable data pipeline.

Lars Fischer
Software Engineer
Prodot GmbH
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DE
29.06.2021, 11:45 h
29.06.2021, 12:20 h
29.06.2021, 12:55 h
No dates
available on
June, 30th 2021!

Internationalization

NRW.Europa helps with the internationalization of start-ups from strategic consulting and market information to the search for business partners. We are a partner in the Enterprise Europe Network, the world’s largest network for the support of SMEs and start-ups with partners in 70 countries. The Enterprise Europe Network is funded and coordinated by the EU.

Jovana Fa Tomic
Consultant
ZENIT GmbH NRW.Europa
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DE
29.06.2021, 11:45 h
29.06.2021, 12:20 h
29.06.2021, 12:55 h
No dates
available on
June, 30th 2021!

Health Care Management

Full service for companies and founders We close the gap between academic research and commercial exploitation in close cooperation with regional companies and universities – and with you. We accompany you in the implementation of your innovative ideas at the health location Bochum.

Johannes Peuling
Agency Manager
Agentur GesundheitsCampus Bochum c/o Wirtschaftsförderung Bochum Wifö GmbH
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DE
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June, 29th 2021!
30.06.2021, 09:15 h
30.06.2021, 09:50 h
30.06.2021, 10:25 h

Internationalization

EU funding consulting: ZENIT offers support in the area of (EU) funding and financing of scale-ups. From state programs to the EU, we offer a free initial assessment of projects, a network of project sponsors and a check of applications.

Cornelia Schwizer
Consultant
ZENIT GmbH NRW.Europa
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DE
29.06.2021, 14:30 h
29.06.2021, 15:05 h
29.06.2021, 15:40 h
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available on
June, 30th 2021!

Funding opportunities

ZENIT offers support in the area of (EU) funding and financing of scale-ups. From state programs to the EU, we offer a free initial assessment of projects, a network of project sponsors and a check of applications.

Sergej Paveliev
Consultant
ZENIT GmbH NRW.Europa
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DE
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available on
June, 29th 2021!
30.06.2021, 11:05 h
30.06.2021, 11:40 h
30.06.2021, 12:15 h

Financing opportunities

  • How do I prepare for a VC financing round as a B2B start-up?
  • How do I prepare my pitch?
  • What does the typical investment process look like?
  • Is VC even the right path for me?
  • How do I choose the right VC for me?
Lisa Liu
Investment Associate
UVC Partners
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DE
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available on
June, 29th 2021!
30.06.2021, 09:15 h
30.06.2021, 09:50 h
30.06.2021, 10:25 h

Funding opportunities

Whether for advice in the pre-start-up phase, for financing the start-up itself or for growth in the scale-up phase. There is a wide range of funding and support available in all phases. From consulting programs to startup loans to grants, business angels and VC. EWG’s start-up team provides support in finding the right programs and contacts.

Kai Bonnen
Head of Corporate Services
EWG Essen
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DE
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June, 29th 2021!
30.06.2021, 09:15 h
30.06.2021, 09:50 h
30.06.2021, 10:25 h

Legal

Do start-ups need trademarks, patents or designs?
Costs and benefits of industrial property rights.

Dr. Katharina Klasen
Patent Lawyer
Kanzlei Patentanwälte BALS & VOGEL
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