Startups

Momentum is no accident. Therefore we team up with tomorrow’s driving forces as early as today.

Growth never happens alone.
Impact neither.

Looking for leverage? Fine. We offer three different opportunities for ambitious full time founders to present their businesses to an engaged audience of leaders and decision makers from global brands. Which one is right for you depends on how much progress your startup already achieved.

Definition first.
What is a startup?

To make sure our startup opportunities are actually relevant for you and your company, we suggest you to follow this definition by Paul Graham. It is crucial for our decision.

A startup is a company designed to grow fast. Being newly founded does not in itself make a company a startup. Nor is it necessary for a startup to work on technology, or take venture funding, or have some sort of 'exit'. The only essential thing is growth. Everything else we associate with startups follows from growth. (...) To grow rapidly, you need to make something you can sell to a big market. That's the difference between Google and a barbershop. A barbershop doesn't scale.

Paul Graham
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Startup Pass

Your business is young and really needs the money? Still you are a pioneer with a vision inside and that is just why you are counting every euro? We have been there, too. Apply now for a heavily reduced Startup Pass at €99. The contingent is limited to 150 tickets in total.

Apply now
02

Demo Desk

Your idea already got traction? Your service is operating, the solution is functional, the product strikes? Then better secure your piece of spotlight on our Expo Area right now and present yourself to an engaged and globally connected audience. There are 16 Demo Desks available in total.

Request now
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Startup Playground

Your business model has a promising future and bears even the hardest audit by renown experts? Pitching for the win is obvious for you and the time has come to go for the big stage? We dig your attitude. Apply now for the Startup Playground at the festival hosted by Up to Eleven.

Apply now