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You are a student or graduate and want to infect yourself with real entrepreneur spirit?
MoreJoin Hinterland of Things Conference and meet experienced founders, potential partners, investors, and future customers. Your Student Pass gives you access to our two Stages with amazing speakers, our exhibition as well as our new speed dating sessions and our epic party!
Have you already founded your own startup or are you still thinking about becoming an entrepreneur?
MoreJoin Hinterland of Things Conference and meet experienced founders, potential partners, investors and future customers. Your Startup Pass gives you access to our two Stages with amazing speakers, our exhibition as well as our new speed dating sessions and our epic party!
Has your company already implemented innovative IoT solutions or is it planning to do so?
MoreJoin Hinterland of Things Conference to meet interesting IoT startups, new potential partners and exchange notes with fellow corporates about their collaboration projects. Your Corporate Pass gives you access to our two Stages with amazing speakers, our exhibition as well as our new speed dating sessions and our epic party!
Are you looking for interesting investment opportunities and new strategic partners?
MoreJoin Hinterland of Things Conference to reconnect with fellow investors, to scout new startups and to explore co-investment opportunities with attending mid-sized companies. Your Investor Pass gives you access to our two Stages with amazing speakers, our exhibition as well as our new speed dating sessions and our epic party!
Jan Beckers founded more than 25 companies – the first one being as a student in Münster. Later in Berlin, he kicked off three company builders: Hitfox, Finleap and Heartbeat Labs. In his keynote, he explains what lessons he learned from his first 5 companies and the challenges he faced.
STARTING YOUR OWN COMPANY - LESSONS LEARNED FROM MY FIRST 5 COMPANIES
Founder & CEO
Publicly known from his TV role at “Höhle der Löwen” and as a free spirit with a special startup DNA, Frank Thelen is one of the most famous and active serial investors in Germany. At Hinterland, he will reveal his plans to “Shape Germany’s Digital Future” in the first keynote of the day.
BOLD MOVE TO SHAPE GERMANYS DIGITAL FUTURE
Co-Working, Co-llaboration, Co-Creation: How will corporates and startups work together in the future? What is needed to establish a strong innovation ecosystem in Germany? How will the German economy look like in 4 years from now? Join the first panel in our Digital Transformation Forum.
ECOSYSTEM BUILDING: GERMANY IN FOUR YEARS FROM NOW
Founder & CEO
Founder & CEO
Cecil von Croy
Has the entrepreneurship bug bit you while you are still studying at university? Cecil von Croy, Co-Founder of PlusPeter will answer all your questions in an interactive session on “From need to solution - when college students become founders”. Don’t forget to send us your questions! You ask, we answer!
FROM NEED TO SOLUTION - WHEN COLLEGE STUDENTS BECOME FOUNDERS
How do you find the needle in a haystack? Investors listen to hundreds of startup pitches every year to find the one investment worth supporting. At Hinterland, three VCs will share their secrets and present their best investments in B2B and AI.
VC TOP 3 USE CASES IN B2B & AI
La Famiglia VC
Founder & Managing
Co-Founder & General Partner June Fund
Founder & CEO
He convinced investors such as Northzone, Global Founders Capital and Picus Capital to support “HR tech made in Munich”. Hanno Renner built a B2B startup that is managing HR data of 100,000+ employees and more than 1 million digital documents worldwide. Learn how he transformed Personio into a Unicorn Pony within just four years.
HOW TO BUILD A B2B SAAS UNICORN PONY
Three IoT founders, three success stories. Meet tado, Konux and Relayr - Germany's IoT superstars that will explain why their solutions became game changers worldwide.
3 IOT GAMECHANGERS
Dr. Tanja Emmerling
1 Billion investment power on one stage? Exciting? Yes, but hold your horses! At Hinterland, it is not startups pitching to investors! Three VCs will turn the tables and step into the shoes of entrepreneurs. Enjoy them pitching their venture capital companies - startup-style, under time pressure and in front of a tough jury!
WHAT IS THE REAL VALUE IN VC? REVERSE PITCH: ENTREPRENEURS CHALLENGE INVESTORS
Dr. Brigitte Mohn
There are more than 4,400 family businesses in Germany with annual turnovers of 50+ million Euro that have been shaping the German economy for centuries. How is their role changing? How do they collaborate with young innovators across the world? Get insights into the innovation strategies of Bertelsmann, Miele and Claas.
WHO WILL WIN THE EXPONENTIAL RACE? UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY FOR FAMILY BUSINESSES OR NOT?
Dr. Markus Miele
CEO & Founder
Co-Founder & CEO
100 +employees, 23 +million USD Series A funding, 1000 + shippers worldwide - Learn how FreightHub is tackling the trillion dollar logistic market in record time!
FREIGHTHUB - A STRUCTURED APPROACH TO TACKLE
THE TRILLION DOLLAR LOGISTICS MARKET
Is Germany lacking the drive needed to succeed in the global race? Silicon Valley expert Kai Diekmann and serial investor Christian Miele will share their thoughts, fears and hopes in a special fire chat. Save your seat in front row!
FIRESIDE CHAT - DEUTSCHLAND WELTMEISTER DER GEMÜTLICHKEIT
We saw an opportunity and we grabbed it, said Oliver Flaskämper. In his keynote, he will explain how he developed Bitcoin Deutschland from an idea stage to the only regulated trading platform for digital currencies in Germany, which lists Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash and Ethereum - and yes, also offers ATMs for Cryptocurrency!
FROM IDEA TO IPO IN THE HINTERLAND
CMS Hasche Sigle
NDAs: yes nor no? UG, GmbH or better AG? Filing for patents? In the early stages of your startup life, legal F*ups can break your neck. But don’t fret! At Hinterland, we will talk about the most common 5 legal challenges you might face and how you can avoid them!
5 LEGAL FUC#UPS OF EARLY STAGE STARTUPS
Fruitful relation of culture clash? At Hinterland, startups and corporates come together to rewrite the digital future of the German industry. Based on three case studies, you will learn how successful collaboration can solve major challenges. Seven experts will share their experiences in a session powered by female founder Verena Pausder.
BEST OF BOTH WORLDS - FRUITFUL RELATIONSHIP OR