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Germany is one of the most attractive markets for start-ups and has an incredible amount to offer. The German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry would like to give you a deep insight into this market with the webinar

Start.Up! Germany Tour Series (Webinar 1):

Europe's Heartbeat: NRW as a Gateway to the German Market and Start-Up Scene

8 June 2022


As the opening webinar of the Start.up! Germany Tour, you will get useful insights and many more about why North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) is one of the most vibrant start-up ecosystems in the world.

You'll get insights into the local start-up scene, learn more about the famous German Mittelstand and hear a success story on how to make it as a foreign start-up in Germany.

Webinar series overview:

  • 21 June 2022, 4PM CEST | Access to Logistics & Mobility - NRW as Germany's Logistics Hotspot
  • 22 June 2022, 4PM CEST | Access to Green Tech - Sustainable Technologies for Germany's most driven location NRW
  • 23 June 2022, 4PM CEST | Access to Industrial Solutions - How to bring your innovation to Germany's industrial heartland NRW
  • 26 July 2022, 2PM CEST | How to pitch in Germany (Digitally)?
  • 17 August 2022, 4PM CEST | It's a Match: Find the best acceleration support for your startup in North Rhine-Westphalia
  • 18 August 2022, 4PM CEST | Sales in Germany
  • 23 August 2022, 4PM CEST | The Legal Framework in Germany: Taxes, Company Forms and many more to start your business
  • 25 August 2022, 4PM CEST | The German Chambers - your gateway to reach more than 1 million companies

Criteria Start-Up Selection

Start.Up! Germany Tour 2022 - Criteria

  1. Up to five startups per country are allowed to participate at the Start.up! Germany Tour 2022.
  2. The startup should provide an innovative business model in one of these sectors: Logistics & Mobility; Industrial Solutions, Green Tech
  3. The startup should be younger than ten years.
  4. The startup must have passed the seed stage and be successful on the market. Successful accomplishments of first investor rounds are a plus.
  5. The startup has already developed a scalable business model with an international approach, preferably with a German/European focus.
  6. The startup should have developed sophisticated approaches to how their business model can be applied to the German market and its customers. The startup should have a clear understanding of success factors in the German market. If there is still a need to catch up here, the startups should attend the preparatory webinars (pre-program).
  7. The startup should be made aware that German investors tend to invest only if the startup established an office in Germany.
  8. The startup should be able to present in public in pitches in a professional manner and in fluent business English.

Inter.national! StartUp Contest - Criteria

  1. Each AHK is allowed to send one startup to the regional contest (Inter.national! Startup Contest).
  2. It does not matter which of the three verticals the startup comes from.
  3. This startup should fulfill the previously mentioned criteria to a particular degree.
  4. We will provide a separate registration form for participants in the Inter.national! Startup Contest at a later date.
  5. Together with our partners, we will finally check whether the startups submitted for the contest meet the criteria.


  • 10 PM - 10:10 PMIntroduction to Start.up! Germany Tour 2022
    Dominik Stute, Chamber of Industry and Commerce Dortmund
    10:10 PM - 10:30 PMStartup Ecosystem NRW
    Dr. Markus Gick, NRWalley, Startup Association North Rhine-Westphalia
    10:30 PM - 11 PMIntroduction to Hidden Champions in NRW
    to be announced
    11 PM - 11:10 PMTime for Q&A

Criteria StartUp Selection

Criteria StartUp Selection