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The matchmaking tool enables you to filter all of our 5000 participants by various criteria like origin, industry or funding stage to help you find your perfect match. Directly connect with your person of interest via chat or schedule a call to exchange ideas and create new business opportunities. The matchmaking will be open over the entire time of the Summit, allowing you to network as much as you can.

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The START Campfires are our most intimate networking formats.  Each session is led by one of our START Pioneers. The Pioneers are carefully selected industry experts that are ready to share their insights and knowledge with you. Each campfire session will host up to 10 participants for 45 minutes of valuable discussions. Take the chance to pitch your idea, get first-hand advice and connect personally with our Pioneers in these intimate networking sessions. 


The Roulette allows you to "bump into" our other attendees, such as corporates, investors, startups and aspiring entrepreneurs in randomly assigned 5-minute video calls. Use the chance to quickly get to know a variety of interesting personalities. Exchange experiences, learn from each other's mistakes and have fun. Our Roulette is the seeding ground for long-lasting relationships. Take part in the START Roulette, a place where you will always win!

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Pitching competition

The START Summiteer is a unique opportunity for startups to pitch their business idea in front of industry leaders, investors, and potential new customers. The Summiteer offers an unpretentious environment where you can learn from your mistakes and get vital feedback. Use our platform as the stepping stone for your startup to reach the next milestone. The pitching competition will take place over the duration of the whole Summit, and after 6 intense days of climbing, the winner will be crowned "The START Summiteer of 2021"



Our exclusive Masterclasses offer a chance to promote your personal and professional development. They consist of a 30-minute input session with subsequent Q&A and will be hosted by successful founders, investors and specialists. Expand your skill set by joining our masterclasses and learn about a variety of topics. Our masterclasses will take place from Wednesday to Friday between 2pm and 5pm.

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At START Summit, we offer three types of speech-formats designed to provide our attendees with maximal inspiration. We are joined by world-class speakers who will share their wisdom in keynotes, fireside chats, and panel discussions. Our participants will get the chance to interact with many of our speakers during Q&A sessions on our platform. Get first-hand advice and be inspired by their success stories!


Our Workshops present an opportunity to take a deep dive into today's most pressing challenges and develop innovative solutions. They will take place in the form of interactive group working sessions over 45 minutes and host up to 10 participants. Join our workshops to exchange ideas in an intimate setting and be where innovation happens! Our workshops will take place from Wednesday to Friday between 2pm and 5pm.