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Call for startups to pitch at STARTUP THE FUTURE

  • GETRAG-Areal Ludwigsburg Germany (map)

Are you tired of participating in pitches where participants from the industry are as rare as a needle in a haystack? And the only thing you end up with at the end of the presentation is “a few business cards” at the most?

If you would rather present your ideas directly to 150 decision makers from mechanical engineering and begin a discussion with them, make an application to STARTUP THE FUTURE!

STARTUP THE FUTURE is a format developed and tested by the VDMA (Mechanical Engineering Industry Association) and Allianz Industrie 4.0 Baden-Württemberg especially for B2B high-tech startups.

The next STARTUP THE FUTURE will be held on 29 January 2019 in the GETRAG-Areal in Ludwigsburg (next to Stuttgart). At the heart of the strongest industrial region in Europe!

What you can expect

  • Direct access to over 150 industry decision makers: Our enterprises are on the lookout for new innovations. You will meet managing directors, development managers, production managers and project managers. No consultants, no investors but instead genuine movers and shakers.

  • A broad spectrum of industrial enterprises: The participants represent the entire breadth of mechanical and plant engineering: from sensor manufacturers to suppliers of highly integrated systems.

  • Real interest in your technical solution: Our enterprises are interested in cooperative projects. They are reliable innovative partners who want to develop solutions together with you.

  • Discussions on an equal footing: We speak to the enterprises on your behalf, agree personal appointments in one of our break-out rooms – both before and, above all, during the event.


STARTUP THE FUTURE is looking for startups that

  • are no more than 5 years old

  • offer solutions that contribute to the digitisation of industrial value creation

  • are looking for customers, application or cooperative partners from the industry

 > Apply to participate