Startups Meet Investors

May 2023

„We are positively surprised at how many contacts we were able to make with VCs at the event. In addition, the VCs are almost exclusively organizations that are an excellent match for our phase and our content (seed/tech focus). Of course, this is not yet a guarantee for a term sheet, but it has helped us a lot so far and also equipped us with the necessary confidence to take a next development step soon.“
(Nicolas March, Vathos GmbH)

Once again, we invite you to our popular pitch event Startups Meet Investors and look forward to exciting presentations, many new contacts and a real atmosphere of optimism. The event on May 23, 2023 from 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm is a real highlight for all startups looking for capital. In addition, our keynote speaker Dr. Ulrich Schmitt from the High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) will hold a keynote speech about “Ideas need capital. Financing in uncertain times” and will be available for further questions.

The event is organized by EY Startup together with NRWalley, the startup association and the voice of startups in NRW.

NRWalley is the network of startups in North Rhine-Westphalia. As the only organization in the region, they aim to link all the regions of our federal state with each other. From Münsterland to South Westphalia, from the Lower Rhine to Lippe. They represent the interests of the entire ecosystem vis-à-vis society, promote a new start-up era and a culture of self-employment.

Your startup is from the Connectivity, HealthTech, FinTech, FrontierTech & Big Data, Industry 4.0 or Transport & Logistic sector? Then apply now via our application form until 30.04.2023 for one of the six highly coveted pitches to present your business model to selected investors and family offices! The final participants will be decided in a selection process. In addition, your startup should already have first traction and investment rounds and be in the second seed round or Series-A.

You want to join as an investor or financier? Then please use our application form here. Due to the exclusivity of the event, places are limited. We will check each registration and get back to you as soon as possible with a confirmation of participation.

May 2023
3 hours + networking afterwards
3€ as donation
Event Location:
Ernst & Young GmbH
Graf-Adolf-Platz 15
40213 Düsseldorf
Registration of investors and financiers please use the registration form