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The real deal with corporates

The focus of our conference will be on the direct exchange between startups and corporates. With people who understand both sides. The good, the bad and the ugly.  We offer workshops, panel discussions, fireside chats and presentations around the topics below. And we will bring speakers who know what they are talking about about.

The Startupnight conference will take place at DRIVE. Volkswagen Group Forum from 9:30 am to 5 pm. The doors open 8:30 am.

The Ticket is valid for the conference and the Startupnight exhibition.

Below you can find the program.

Unter den Linden 21A, 10117 Berlin

Inspiration

The world is great - so much inspiration for our daily work & life

This track will seek to gain inspiration from the outside: What can startups, innovators, and investors learn from the art scene? What can the art scene learn from the startup ecosystem?

Technology

What are the relevant technological trends and impacts?

Here we will focus on some of the most hyped technology trends in 2017 and on their importance for corporate innovation: Why is AI going to change the automotive industry? Is blockchain solely interesting for the fintech world?

Connect

Best practices of corporates & startups

The Connect track will provide participants with best practice case studies from Corporates and Startups: Why is it so difficult for startups to connect to corporates and how do corporates align the broad coalition of players?

Money

How to find the right investors
 

The focus here will be on the different ways for startups to gain access to investments: What are the trends in the VC scene in 2017? What are the good alternatives to the VCs?

The program of our conference as PDF file.

9:30 am Opening Key Note

"Art and Startups - what can startups and artists learn from each other“, Martin Honzik, Ars Electronica GmbH, Linz

Science, technology and arts form an intersection that has a high potential for innovation. And innovation that is needed to master the social, ecological and economic challenges that the society will be facing in the near future. Art is assigned the role of a catalyst that ensures scientific and technological knowledge and skills among the general public and triggers innovative processes. On one hand, many artistic works influence and alter our view of current and future technologies, but on the other hand, exist very promising forms of collaboration between the industry and the world of art and culture

10:30 am

10:30 am - 11:15 pm
Room 4
There is no denying that start-ups have been THE hot topic in the business world of the 21st century so far. And… more
10:30 am - 11:15 am
Room 2
The German economy only has one option for securing its future: continuously improving its products and services and… more
10:30 am - 11:15 pm
Room 1
Startups and established companies face the same challenge: developing innovations. Startups are often faster and more… more
10:30 am - 11:15 am
Room 3
Everybody seems to be talking about Artificial Intelligence (AI), which is creating a lot of buzz in the current wave… more

11:30 am

11:30 am - 12:15 pm
Room 2
The financial industry has been using blockchain technology with great success. And soon other business sectors will… more
11:30 am - 12:15 pm
Room 4
When young companies start they often believe Venture capital is the only and best way for them. But to be honest there… more
11:30 am - 12:15 pm
Room 1
There is growing discussion in Germany regarding whether the Berlin startup scene is plateauing, in decline, or… more
11:30 am - 12:15 pm
Room 3
Tech for Good is another catchword that is making the rounds and getting a lot of attention. However, many people don't… more

12:15 pm

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

1:30 pm

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Room 4
Startups play an important role in digitizing the German economy. There are numerous examples of successful cooperation… more
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Room 3
Whether or not the cooperation between corporates and start-ups is truly successful also depends on selecting the right… more
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Room 2
According to a study by Technologiestiftung Berlin (Berlin Technology Foundation), the capital of Germany is home to… more
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Room 1
Cities around the world are competing for the title "The Next Silicon Valley." They include Boston, Cairo, Bangalore,… more

2:30 pm

2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Room 2
Employees contribute their own unique skills and experiences to business enterprises. Recognizing the diversity of… more
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Room 4
This will be an interactive panel, the renowned Venture Capital Investors on stage will share their experience, best… more
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Room 1
Developments in Artificial Intelligence (AI) have skyrocketed in recent years. Many business enterprises now use this… more
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Room 3
As the founder of a startup, you need to have a firm grip on many different tasks: product development and optimization… more

3:30 pm

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Room 3
Forget about the traditional role model of vendor and customer relationship in B2B. The magic of new products begins… more
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Room 1
Germany’s economic strength is very well qualified for SMEs that amount to 99.5% of all companies with more than 1500… more
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Room 2
Increasingly, it is startups that develop new technologies, innovative services and products and launch them on the… more

4:30 pm Closing Key Note

"It's all about the Entrepreneur/Intrapreneur", Prof. Dr. Gunter Dueck

In most cases, it is not the brilliant idea making the money by itself. The most crucial success factor for making millions is the innovator, entrepreneur, or intrapreneur (an entrepreneur in a large organisation). In this sense: Are you a real entrepreneur? What does it take to be a successful personality? Do you care about your self-empowerment? Are you able to thrive in a rough environment? Are you resilient? A talk about "pre-innovation".

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