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Industry Expert or Startup? Connect at Hannover Messe!

Mar 15, 2017 12:24:04 PM. By: Paul van Son

Are you a high-tech startup and do you want to meet tech and industry leaders? Or are you a corporate that sees the added value of startups as the future of innovations? Than we have the ultimate platform for you at Hannover Messe: Meet the Industry Giants!

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In cooperation with Hannover Messe, the Dutch and German High Tech Startup Networks host this two day event (April 24 & 25) to make connections between the industry leading companies and the best high-tech startups at the fair. For the entire program, scroll to the bottom of this page.

Are you a startup?
Want to get face-to-face time with tech and industry leaders who could become your lead client, mentor or even your lead investor? Meeting the Industry Giants will give you a shot not just at meeting executives at some of the world’s most innovative corporations, but actually pitching on the stage in front of a huge crowd at Hannover Messe next month.

We’re looking for 40 top startups (10 in four categories)

• Industry 4.0
• Mobility
• Energy
• Research & technology

These will be the hottest topics at Hannover Messe 2017, the largest industrial show in the world for integrated industry; robotics, advanced sensor integration and AI.

More info? Click here. Or sign up right away:


Are you an Industry Expert?
The Industry 4.0 revolution is here… and we’re offering you a chance to play a direct and crucial role in shaping the next generation of high-tech startups. Next month, Meet the Industry Giants will bring together the best high-tech startups and Europe’s most advanced corporations at Hannover Messe.

More and more of the world’s largest and most successful multinationals are discovering how collaborating with startups can both accelerate problem-solving and inject the entrepreneurial spirit into corporate cultures. The missing piece is you: company representatives and industry experts whose insights and experience can take promising startups to the next level, and ultimately toward faster integration into the international supply chain.

On 24 April and 25 April, we’ll bring them to Meet the Industry Giants at Hannover Messe. On Day 1, we’ll put them through even more vetting in the form of networking, speed dating, matching and pitching competitions overseen… by you.

This is where you get to help shape the futures of the most promising startups in high-tech by sharing your insights in one-on-one sessions. We need your understanding of technology trends, as well as your assessment of the viability of our startups’ concepts and the strength of their teams. They will give you great insights in the future of innovations.

More info? Click here. Or sign up right away:


Program Day 1 (Monday):

12:45 - 13:25 - Walk in event guests
13:25 - 13:45 - Kick-off event by Dutch State Secretary Sander Dekker (Education, Culture & Science)
13:45 - 14:00 - Introduction to event
14:00 - 16:00 - Industry experts with startups 1 on 1’s
15:30 - 16:00 - Jury deliberations
16:00 - 16:45 - Keynote and winner announcement
16:40 - 18:00 - Drinks and Networking in Hall 2

Program Day 2 (Tuesday):

09.00 - 12.30 - Pitchtraining (Only for startups)
12:00 - 12:30 - Walk in event guests
12:40 - 13:00 - Opening and introduction by Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs Henk Kamp
13:00 - 13:30 - Talks & Pitches Battle 1
13:30 - 14:00 - Talks & Pitches Battle 2
14:00 - 14:30 - Talks & Pitches Final Battle
14:30 - 14:50 - Jury deliberations
14:30 - 14:50 - Entertainment
14:45 - 15:00 - Winner announcement

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Paul van Son
Paul van Son

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