Let’s be honest, remote work and Zoom calls were a nice change for a couple of weeks in early 2021 and meant the chance for taking a break from business trips, meetings and endless rounds of small talk. But we sure all quickly became tired of only seeing our colleagues on screens and missing out on meeting new people. Even the most introverted ones among us are now thirsting for actual physical meetings. This is why we took a closer look at upcoming startup events in Germany.
Spoiler: there aren’t many events coming up for the rest of 2021 as organizers are still shying away from planning anything due to the uncertainties associated with the rise of Covid’s delta version. However, we found a few worth taking a closer look at.
16.-17. September 2021, Munich
The event is all about paving the way for women and tackling antiquated role models. The number of qualified women has never been as high as it is today. Yet women are still strongly underrepresented in positions of responsibility. herCAREER offers an ideal platform for aspiring female entrepreneurs and professionals aiming to connect with and learn from like-minded women. With numerous formats for interactive exchange the event strengthens the formation of networks between companies and female talents.
More info here
22.-24. October 2021, online
Stiftung Entrepreneurship, whose aim is to foster a positive environment for the culture of entrepreneurship worldwide, once again invites to the yearly Entrepreneurship Summit. Just like last year, the event will take place exclusively online under the slogan “Die Große Transformation – Transparenz-Offensive” and offers keynotes, workshops and innovative business ideas. This is the place for new entrepreneurs to meet and discuss.
More info here
29.-30. October 2021, Berlin
Every year in October the deGUT trade fair business startups and entrepreneurship offers information, counselling and a lot of inspiration regarding self-employment and the running of a company. You can expect exciting exhibitors, interesting keynotes as well as workshops and seminars. The focus is on startup and management-related topics such as financing and subsidies, law and taxation, marketing and sales. The event is the ideal place to establish contacts with entrepreneurs, sponsors, mentors and like-minded people.
Spoiler alert: One of our current startup teams will have the opportunity to attend deGUT and pitch their business idea on stage.
More info about the event here
High-Tech SeedLab Demo Day 2021
25. November 2021, Berlin/online
The end of our 2021 accelerator program will once again be celebrated with a Demo Day. Not only will you have the chance to see participating teams pitch their business idea, but also have a say on who’s the top team. Additionally, we are looking forward to welcoming an industry expert for an inspiring keynote. While it is still unclear whether or not we will go for a physical event, we can already say that it will be a blast.
Read our blog post about the Demo Day 2020 here
Bits & Prezels
20.-21. January 2022, Munich
This is for sure one of Europe’s leading founders festivals. Usually taking place in parallel to Oktoberfest, which won’t have its return in 2021, the organizers decided to move the event to early 2022. What started in 2014 as a small founders breakfast with 80 participants, grew to an exceptional community and THE reason to put on a Dirndl or Lederhosen. In 2022, around 5,000 founders, investors, and startup enthusiasts will meet in lovely Munich for two days full of learning, networking, inspiration and pretzels.
More info here