Frankfurt Rhein-Main— Tel Aviv-Yafo
International Panels & Pitches & Party
What are the preconditions for a successful ecosystem? How can corporate players benefit from a creative startup scene? How important is a global approach? These and other questions will be discussed at this year’s Annual Conference on Tech Ecosystems in Frankfurt am Main. Don’t miss this unique chance to meet leaders, investors and entrepreneurs from the fields of FinTech, ICT, Big Data and Cyber Security. The program consists of international keynotes and panels, pitches by the most innovative startups from Tel Aviv and Frankfurt Rhein-Main, and a party to celebrate the winners. Don't hesitate and register now! The conference marks 50 years of German-Israeli relations. On May 12th, 1965, the two countries established diplomatic relations for the very first time. Since then, Israel and Germany have become partners and even good friends. A great example of this friendship is the active scientific-technical cooperation between the Goethe University of Frankfurt and the Tel Aviv University. Additionally, the Mediterranean and the Hessian metropolis have been connected through city friendships for 35 years.
Frankfurt Rhein-Main is one of the top locations for business in Germany. The region offers a great startup ecosystem, due to its proximity to the financial industry, potential investors, and globally active corporations in industries such as chemical, pharmaceutical, IT&C, etc. Among the top 10 cities in Germany that have the largest amount of business start-ups, 4 of them are in the Frankfurt Rhein-Main region. Located in the center of Europe, one can enjoy the relaxed, international atmosphere, culture, arts, sports and beautiful natural setting.
The cosmopolitan city of Tel Aviv is considered to be one of the world's leading startup hubs, with the highest number of startups per capita and infrastructure enabling access to funds, venture capital, co-working-spaces, free Wifi, etc. The Mediterranean metropolis is the economic and financial center of Israel and a global business hub. Additionally Tel Aviv owns an incredible heritage of Bauhaus architecture, with much to offer in terms of cultural life style, nightlife, restaurants, and incredible beaches.
Timeline 1 Get ready: Startups from Tel Aviv and Frankfurt Rhein-Main can apply until October 18, 2015 on this website. 2 Preselection phase: The 5 best startups from each country will be chosen by StarTAU, Pitch Club and Unibator. 3 Grand finale: The pitch contest will take place at October 27, 2015 in Frankfurt. 4 The winners are...: A prominent jury will announce the 2 best startups at the conference party. Award Winners will get a one-week business stay at the Unibator FinTech Lab in Frankfurt and the Tel Aviv University Entrepreneurship Center, StarTAU. What you get Take the chance: The Tech-Ecosystems Dialogue is an unique opportunity for startups from Tel Aviv and Frankfurt Rhein-Main to learn from each other and to pitch in front of major corporates, investors and entrepreneurs. Free of charge: The travel and accomodation costs for the preselected startups will be covered by the organizers. Work hard – play hard: Tech-Ecosystems Dialogue combines a conference, the pitch contest and a party.
StarTAU’s mission is to provide entrepreneurs and students of entrepreneurship with the practical and professional guidance they need to start a successful business venture. We offer our clients mentorship programs, classroom experience, and key networking and business resources. We also link private sector entrepreneurs, angels, VCs and companies to the academic and public sector. Our team focuses on assisting in all parts of their business ventures: business development, marketing, legal advice, and many more.
StarTAU’s vision is to promote Israeli entrepreneurship and support entrepreneurs around the world and to become a leading organization in the global entrepreneurship market.
Pitch Club's mission is to develop and strengthen the highly fragmented Internet- and IT- startup scene in the Rhein Main area and to give young and creative startups the opportunity to pitch their business ideas in front of serious investors. The pitch isn't easy though: The stage transforms into a fighting pit where entrepreneurs defend their ideas against the investors' piercing questions. Inconvenient inquiries and critical remarks are not only desired but mandatory!
The Unibator is the “innovation hot spot” of the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main.The unique university incubator encourages students, staff, and alumni from all academic departments to turn their scientific discoveries into cogent business ideas, and then, into marketable products and services. Thanks to close connections with the university’s Economics Department and House of Finance, the Unibator is a magnet for startup ideas especially from the financial industry. Its numerous events and entrepreneurial activities additionally make the Unibator one of the driving forces behind the fast-growing startup community in the Frankfurt region.