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Startups of Startupnight 2019

After a few weeks you will find here the startups who will participate in Startupnight 2019 on September 6th. But for now it's all about the application for startups.

Application is open!

We reviewed our application process in depth and changed a few things to make it much easier for our jury to select startups who will fit perfectly to Startupnight to gain the best out of it for all participants. We are asking you a few more things than last year to have all the information we need to find perfect matches for you.

Categories include mobility, energy, communication, AI, VR, AR, health, fintech and many more, but we decided to chose a more customer-centric approach and assembled this technologies and industries in dedicated focus areas.

The application deadline is June 10th and our jury will decide, which startups are selected to take part in Startupnight, until July 8th - promised!



For the application and selection process we are using the platform and services of Octorank.


Why should you apply?

We will make sure you’ll find exactly, who you are looking for.
Startupnight does not follow an onesize-fits-all approach. No endless pitch sessions and talks that lead to nowhere except a stack of business cards of the wrong people. Instead, carefully curated startup partners, VCs and corporates that are truly interested in your focus area and bleeding-edge technologies. You will have lots of opportunities to meet with corporates, investors and potential customers through pitches and professional matchmaking as the basis of meetings, speed dating, tours etc.

If your startup is selected, you will get:

  • Free founder's tickets and a free company booth (mandatory; includes approx. 3 m2 space, high table, signage, power supply, WiFi) at Startupnight
  • Invitation-only speed dating with our corporate partners and investors based on curated matchmaking, so no more waiting in lines
  • Our corporate partners will provide different challenges to which you can offer solutions, thus generating direct business impact for yourself
  • Exclusive topic-related pitching slots in front of experts and potential customers
  • Invitation-only Pitch & Pitchers event, where startups will pitch their product in an exclusive setting in front of all investors and then enjoy a cold beer, 1:1 discussions and networking
  • Various Startupnight awards (Start Alliance, Startup Choice, etc.), with additional prizes being provided Congstar, IBB, etc.


What are we looking for?

We decided not use exactly defined industries as before, but to look for startups who will fit into five different focus areas which are more general. So it's up to you to think about, whether your blockchain based drone delivery service or your autonomous space shuttle fits into one of these areas and in which one best.

Startupnight 2019 - Next Gigabit Society

Next Gigabit Society

Energy and telco networks will be more digital and decentralized. In order to enable megatrends like autonomous transportation or P2P trading, hyper-smart networks will become the backbone of our society. Massive broadband connectivity, ultra low latency and smart meter gateways will be key components of future real time services. For next level connectivity you are involved with 5G and Edge Computing technologies. For the best customer experience you focus on AR/VR, autonomous objects (cars, robots, drones), and low-latency advanced media.

Connected World

In the future everything will be connected - cities, factories, households, and individuals. We call this BIG IoT. For next level connectivity, you are looking into automatic identification and data capture as well as smart narrowband technologies, eSIM and edge functionalities. For the best customer experience you are focusing on areas such as: tracking/tracing, efficient manufacturing and logistics, smart city/building enablers, smart home appliances and solutions running on connected devices.
Startupnight 2019 - Connected World
Startupnight 2019 - Smart Data Economy

Smart Data Economy

Massive inputs of data and ubiquitous connectivity provide new possibilities to collect and analyze data for better decision making and automation. You focus on smart (real-time) data analytics, predictive maintenance, cyber security, AI / machine learning, FinTech, robot process automation and energy intelligence. Solutions are digital, decentralized and decarbonized.

Future Mobility

Future Mobility is the key for tomorrow’s society and provides the chance to make the world a better place. You are working in technological developments in autonomous driving, electric powertrain, shared mobility, energy storage, energy efficiency, charging infrastructure and sustainable materials. Future Mobility will be autonomous, eco-friendly and fun.
Startupnight 2019 - Future Mobility
Startupnight 2019 - The Next Next

The Next Next

You are working on disruptive technologies in uncharted territories with the potential to transform telco, finance, energy and mobility core businesses (e.g. quantum computing, material and neuro science, distributed ledger technologies, human machine interfaces).

Startups of Startupnight 2018

Below are a few of the startups of Startupnight 2018. We also have a complete list of all startups of 2018.

Artificial Intelligence - Road to Berlin

Cognigy is a high-tech software start-up based in Düsseldorf with the major intention of accelerating conversational AI to a next level by the enterprise-grade software COGNIGY.AI. The premier…

Start-Up Your Future
Lifestyle - DRIVE. Volkswagen Group Forum

"Start-Up Your Future" connects refugees in Berlin-Brandenburg with regional entrepreneurs to enable them to found their own business. The entrepreneurs, the so called "Gründerpaten" engage…

IoT/Hardware - DRIVE. Volkswagen Group Forum

WearHealth provides the first intelligent and interoperable platform based on artificial intelligence and data from wearables / IoT that helps companies to save costs and increase productivity by…