12. - 13.02.2019

Be bold, be brave,
blow us away!

Shape the future at thyssenkrupp Quartier Q2

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Global Companies work with agile Startups on real Challenges.

Change is continuous. And it is happening all around us. So, why travel to Silicon Valley to see how they cope with change? To seek inspiration? We do things differently. We are major german corporates with concrete challenges in our business. We are looking for innovative and digital solutions to meet these challenges. We´re looking for you! For smart teams, ready to break with conventions and rethink things.

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What to Expect

  • Demanding Startup Pitches
  • Deep dive into Corporate challenges
  • Insights from inspiring Speakers
  • Networking with good food and refreshing drinks
  • Real Business contracts as Awards for winner's solutions
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Agenda Beyond Conventions 2019

Day 1/2 - 12.02.2019

  • 15.00h Welcome address
  • 15.05h Impulse by Andrew Goldstein, Partner, Deloitte Digital Ventures
  • 15.30h Keynote: Dr. Frederik G. Pferdt - Chief Innovation Evangelist at Google and Adjunct Professor at Stanford University
  • 16.15h Coffee Break
  • 16.45h Presentation of Corporate Challenges
  • 17.45h Match Making
  • 18.00h Start Dinner
  • 19.00h Evening Entertainment / TED Talks
  • 20.00h Get together & Networking

Day 2/2 - 13.02.2019

  • 09.00h Get Back Session
  • 09.15h Keynote: Fire Site Chat 
  • 09.45h Short Break
  • 10.00h Solution Pitches of Startups @ Corporate Booths Session 1 
  • 11.30h Short Break
  • 11.45h Solution Pitches of Startups @ Corporate Booths Session 2 
  • 13.15h Lunch Break
  • 14:15h Success Stories & Fails BC 2018 
  • 15.00h Award Ceremony
  • 16.00h The End

Meet the challenges of our second batch

This year's deadline has expired, but stay tuned for new challenges to arrive.

Our Corporates

Global Companies working together

  • thyssenkrupp is a diversified industrial group with a growing share of capital goods and service businesses and traditional strengths in materials.
  • innogy SE is a leading German energy company with more than 40,000 employees and activities in 16 countries across Europe
  • Haniel is a German family-equity company that manages a diversified portfolio and pursues a long-term investment strategy as a value developer.
  • Siemens is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for 170 years.
  • As one of the best-known and most popular retailers, ALDI SOUTH has been providing millions of people with everyday essentials for generations now.
  • The EMSCHERGENOSSENSCHAFT was founded in 1899, as the first German water Management association and is today a modern water management association.
  • OGE is the largest Transmission System Operator for Natural Gas in Germany.