Start.up! Germany Tour 2024

Are you a danish start up? And are you interested in expanding your business to Germany? The German-Danish Chamber of Commerce is giving five danish startups the opprtunity to take part in the Start.up! Germany Tour 2024. 

Start.up! Germany Tour brings international startups together with companies and other key players in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia and highlights the advantages the state offers as a place to start a business.

Why participate?

  • Germany is an important stop for a European market expansion
  • A way to speed up the internationalization
  • Exchange with experts and other startups

What does the Tour Program look like?

This year’s program is divided into four phases: EXPLORING, CHALLENGING, CONNECTING and EXTENDING. Every single phase contains their specific programs and events. The German-Danish Chamber of Commerce will select up to five danish startups to participate in the Tour.

#Exploring: From March 5 to April 11, ten webinars will be hosted, where startups will learn useful information about North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) as a location, its diverse industries and how to do business successfully in Germany/NRW. Read more here and registre for one or more webinars.

#Challenging: A one-way ticket to Germany! This pre-competition consists of five regional pitch competitions: North and South America, Europe, Africa, MENA and Asia. In German-Danish Chamber of Commerce we have found a startup to participate in the digital pitch competition. If Stykka win here they will be given the opportunity to travel to Germany/NRW and take part at the on-site program (Phase 4). 

The preliminary date for the Danish participant is February 27, 2024 from 3 to 5 pm.

#Connecting: This phase is the heart of the Start.up! Germany Tour – the main program, which will take place mainly online from April 14th – April 16th 2024. Through reverse pitches, matchmaking and talks, all five startups will get to know exciting companies, accelerators, investors and institutions. It is still possible to get one of the few spots here.

#Extending: The winners from phase 2 will receive additional program on site exclusively. Here they get the opportunity to extend their experience about details for a market entry, cooperating in tech clusters or finding the right industrial partner or investor for their corporate purpose.

Who can participate?

Startups that

  • are younger than ten years,
  • have passed the seed stage,
  • are successful on the danish market,
  • have developed a scalable business model with an international approach within one of these sectors
    • Green Tech
    • Industrial Solutions
    • Life Science
  • as well as have *sophisticated approaches of how your business model can be applied to the German market and its customers.

*If there is still a need to catch up here, you can attend the preparatory webinars (pre-program: week 3-10, 2024).