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About Startupnight

Startupnight is one of Europe’s largest startup events, where startups present themselves to corporates, investors and potential customers. It will take place for the 6th time on Friday, September 7th 2018 in Berlin with 5000+ participants and 250+ startups from around the world in categories like mobility, energy, communication, AI, VR, AR, health, fintech and many more.

Startupnight offers you a great opportunity to get valuable information, meet interesting and experienced people from around the world, meet investors and corporates and to expand your network - not only at the exhibtion, but also at our conference.

Startupnight is an initiative of Telekom Open Space at Deutsche Telekom. The place within the group for co-innovation, co-creation and intrapreneurship.

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It never has been easier to take part in Startupnight than this time!


Team of Startupnight

Cem Ergün-Müller

Cem Ergün-Müller is the Founder of Startupnight. One of the largest and most intense startup events of Europe.
In his other life he is Head of Digital Open Space at Deutsche Telekom AG.

Cem Ergün-Müller
Founder of Startupnight
Winni Petersmann

Winni Petersmann founded On the Rock in 1991. His personal skills set the standard; he is a DJ, a festival organizer, stage designer and a renowned specialist at bringing people together.

Winni Petersmann
On the Rock Eventagentur
Sven Hebbe

Sven is involved in Startupnight since its start. He is taking care of marketing, design work and website as well as startup handling and much more beforehand and during the event.

Sven Hebbe
CTO Startupnight
Daniela Kozian

Daniela is supporting Startupnight since the beginning and takes care of the program as well as marketing, supervision of startups and the locations.

Daniela Kozian
Program Manager Startupnight
Vaiva Seskeviciute
Vaiva is communications person. Coming from the area of journalism, she currently works for E.ON :agile accelerator and supports Startupnight in comms-related tasks.
Vaiva Seskeviciute
E.ON :agile


FAQ - General

Where and when will Startupnight be held?

September 7th, 2018, from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.


  • Hauptstadtrepräsentanz der Deutschen Telekom
    Französische Straße 33 a-c
    10117 Berlin
  • DRIVE. Volkswagen Group Forum
    Friedrichstraße 84
    10117 Berlin
  • Microsoft Atrium
    Unter den Linden 17
    10117 Berlin
  • Deutschen Bank Atrium
    Unter den Linden 13/15 (Eingang Charlottenstr.)
    10117 Berlin


  • DRIVE. Volkswagen Group Forum
    Unter den Linden 21A
    10117 Berlin

Party from 0 a.m.

  • Hauptstadtrepräsentanz der Deutschen Telekom
    Französische Straße 33 a-c
    10117 Berlin


What types of tickets are available?

This year we are offering different types of tickets for both the conference and Startupnight itself.

Startupnight (single)

  • 10€


  • Friday conference & Startupnight exhibition (Earlybird rate is 150€, Later 200€ and regular 250€)

Tickets can be purchased here on our page or directly via Eventbrite.

Where can I get tickets on the evening of Startupnight?

You can buy a ticket on the door (10€ each) at the Deutsche Telekom Haupstadtrepräsentanz.

Can I order the ticket/s for someone else, too?

Yes, no problem. The ticket/s are transferable, even if your name is printed on them. You can also change the billing details yourself via this link.

Are children allowed at Startupnight?

Yes, all children up to the age of 14 get in free of charge. Please note that there will be no supervision or entertainment program provided for kids.

How can I get information about the program and the participating startups?

Check out our website and information on site.

FAQ - Startups

Who can apply?

Any startup who wants to feature their product on a wider scale. 

What is the criteria for startup registration?

Any startup can apply. However, the following criteria is essential: you must have a finished product, it must be available or ready for purchase (to either customers or B2B), the product is relevant to the customer and the presentation of your product should be creative. An idea alone will not be sufficient.

Being able to present your product in both German and English is a plus, but not essential.

Who decides which startups are selected?

The decision about who is going to be presenting at Startupnight will be made by a panel whose members include: Deutsche Telekom, Berlin Partner, Deutsche Bank, Volkswagen, E.ON and Investitionsbank Berlin.

How many startups will be at Startupnight?

We expect to have around 200 startups.

Will there be any photo ops, press conferences etc.?

For any press related questions, please email to:

Are the startups allowed to invite guests?

Every startup gets 2 tickets for free for the evening event, including the party.

How much time do I have to set up my booth?

We will let the participating startups know by August (at the latest) about the schedule.

What are the costs?

No additional costs for startups. The participation in Startupnight is free of charge for two presenters per startup. Provided equipment includes a table and a customizable back-wall.

Is there security on site?

No, the startups have to watch their equipment themselves.

Are the participating startups insured?

Every startup has to organize insurance for themselves.