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Welcome to ruhrMETROPOLIS

The centrepiece of ruhrSUMMIT 2024 - discover our range of topics in ten Towns.

In each Town you will find specific content on companies in the Ruhr region, new technologies in medicine and healthcare, female entrepreneurship, innovative start-ups in various sectors, sustainability pioneers, investors and innovation promoters, social entrepreneurship and the future of the World Wide Web.


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 Katrin Kröll 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!

If you have questions please do not hesitate to contact Mariana Ilic.

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The Investors Lounge is an exclusive meeting place specifically designed for start-ups and investors. A unique opportunity for networking and discreet discussions. The ruhrSUMMIT provides valuable resources, contacts and potential investment opportunities.

Let's discuss your options in person! Contact Nora Härtel for further information.

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