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Why attend:

For Start-ups

Set the scene for your Start-up!

"Our biggest challenge is - and a summit like this is just perfect for that - to get attention, to get a platform[...], just to show that we are there."
Thomas Grimm (Co-Founder & COO, S O NAH, winner pitch competition #RS2019)
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  • Network in the virtual match making area to connect with potential business partners in 1:1 meetings or meet people with similar interests in theme rooms.
  • Present your Sstart-up to well-known companies at the Corporate Challenge Pitch and acquire them for potential partnerships and reference projects.
  • Get to know numerous interesting participants in a short time at ruhrSUMMIT roulette.
  • Use the Expert Lounge to discuss your challenges with specialists in a wide range of topics and get valuable tips.


  • As a start-up, your ticket automatically secures you a stand at the virtual EXPO. Use this opportunity to make your start-up known and get to know potential customers of tomorrow.
  • Present your business idea via livestream on the Pitch Stage in front of a large audience and receive valuable feedback.


  • Digital experts reveal their insights on several stages.
  • Use the content-rich Table Discussions on current trend topics to deepen your know-how.


  • Business ist wichtig. Spaß aber auch: Genieße die einzigartige Atmosphäre!
  • Gehe zu den Food Trucks und gönne dir etwas Leckeres!
  • Und das Wichtigste: Feier mit anderen Start-ups und Corporates auf der MEET@BEAT Party. Denn du weißt ja, die besten Kontakte bekommt man immer zum Schluss.
"If I may stand on stage right away, I will try to give the boys and girls [...] the courage to stay on the ball with the story of seven years of And even in seven years, not everything is always linear, steep and beautiful, but there are also a few lows. I want to show you that you should not let yourself be put off by this.
Daniel Marx (Co-Founder & CEO, Urlaubsguru)

The ruhrSUMMIT offers you many opportunities as a start-up.

Now you just have to get your ticket!

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