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17.10.2018 | 09:30am | Gläserne Manufaktur Dresden | Gläsernes Studio






„Activating Venture Capital for European Innovation – EUROPE: A SACK FULL OF FLEAS!

>> Observations on funding high-tech ventures in Europe and the Ecosystem

Joerg Schüler (Germany)
CEO and Member of the Board of HighTech Startbahn

Thoughts from the Corporate investors’ perspective and Global player in Micro- and Nanoelectronics –

About changes in the market and what is FLUXUNITS’ Answers on this development.

Dr. Ulrich Eisele (Germany)

CEO/ Managing Director,


09:45Thoughts from an industry company in massive change (Industry 4.0 / Machine learning, KI)

Elisabeth Schärtl (Germany)

Corporate Innovation Manager,

KUKA Aktiengesellschaft  

09:50Thoughts from a global player in the field of Emery- and Environmental technologies –
Changes in the central European Energy market and Startups as cooperation partner to remain innovative in the global competition

Johann Boukhors

Director Corporate Venture Capital

ENGIE (France)

09:55Venture Capital Scene: Thoughts from an international active investor on the state of the ecosystem, Funding Focus on high-tech ventures, trends and challenges

Alain le Loux

Cottonwood Technology Fund, (the Netherlands)

10:00Open Q/A session with the panelists
10:15Changeover to Exhibition Area

Talk to the 40 Best European high-tech ventures 2018

Get in contact with the ventures for pictures, interviews, podcasts, technical discussions.


Event Welcome Note @ VW Lounge

Get all the facts and figures on the European high-tech venture scene


Pitch session start. For reasons of confidentiality, the press is NOT allowed to attend.

BUT: Take the opportunity to write the first articles in the exhibition area – you are welcome.

12:40Break: Impressions after the first pitches: Take the chance and talk to the 40 Ventures and at their booth as well as to the participating international investors.

Event and company facts

  • annual high-tech focussed match making event for the 40 Best European ventures and international investors in Dresden/Germany
  • started in 2013 as Innovationswerkstatt Kapital. since 2015 HIGHTECH VENTURE DAYS (#HTVD)
  • no eCommerce, no Guests, no keynots
  • 206 European ventures pitched
  • 153 international Investors from 14 Countries at #HTVD17
  •  average of 9 follow-ups / investor
  •  15% of participating ventures find their investor on the event
  •  61 funding rounds of HTVD Alumni tracked
  •  8 Exits of HTVD Alumni companies
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HIGHTECH VENTURE DAYS – October, 17th & 18th, 2018: The HIGHTECH VENTURE DAYS are the leading program in Europe in terms of funding high-tech startups.  For the sixth time, the HighTech Startbahn brings selected European high-tech companies and international investors together in Dresden in form of this investors’ congress specialized in high-tech. This year, 40+ selected capital seeking high-tech startups and growth companies from the 6 key technology fields (Machinery- & Plant Engineering, Micro- & Nanoelectronics, ICT, Environment-/Energy Technologies, Materials, Life Sciences, and Transport & Logistics) will present their companies to national and international investors like Business Angels, Venture Capitalists, Corporate VCs and the „investing Mittelstand“  in a curated exhibition and high qualitative  pitches with subsequent Q/A in a private and exclusive atmosphere.

HIGHTECH VENTURE DAYS – 17. bis 18.10.2018: Bereits zum 6. Mal bringt die HighTech Startbahn ausgewählte europäische Hochtechnologie-Unternehmen und internationale Kapitalgeber zu diesem auf Hochtechnologie spezialisierten Investorenkongress in Dresden zusammen. In diesem Jahr präsentieren sich 40 ausgewählte kapitalsuchende Hightech-Start-ups und Wachstumsunternehmen aus sechs Technologiefeldern (Maschinen- & Anlagenbau, Mikro- & Nanotechnologie, IKT, Umwelt-/Energietechnik, Materialwissenschaften, Life Sciences, und Transport & Logistik) nationalen und internationalen Investoren wie Business Angels, Venture Capitalists, Corporate VCs, und dem „investierenden Mittelstand“. In hochqualitativen Pitches sowie einer Venture Exhibition mit anschließender Q/A lernen die Kapitalgeber die Unternehmen in privater und exklusiver Atmosphäre kennen.

HighTech Startbahn: The HighTech Startbahn supports startups in the high-tech field during the difficult post-formation phase by actively providing and arranging contacts to mentors, investors, industry partners, and service providers. Beside event formats, its focus is to offer high-tech companies the opportunities to exchange experience and foster a lively start-up community as well as coaching & consultancy, fundraising and company building of these high-tech companies. Investors and industry partners are supported with CVC services, scouting, screening and project development in portfolio building and innovation management.

Über HighTech Startbahn: Die HighTech Startbahn (HTSB) unterstützt junge Unternehmen aus dem Hochtechnologieumfeld in der schwierigen Nachgründungsphase durch die aktive Vermittlung von Kontakten zu Investoren, Mentoren, Industriepartnern und Dienstleistern. Neben Veranstaltungsformaten, die den gegenseitigen Erfahrungsaustausch ermöglichen, gehört der Aufbau einer lebendigen Gründerszene sowie Coaching & Beratung, Fundraising und Company Building dieser Hochtechnologieunternehmen zu den Kernkompetenzen des HTSB-Teams. Kapitalgeber und Industrieunternehmen werden mit CVC Services, Scouting, Screening und im Portfolio- und im Innovationsmanagement begleitet.

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