Touching Innovations logo Touching Innovations 2:19
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Touch the future.
Networking. Funding. Insights.
Agenda & Speakers
Exhibitors & Pitches
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 14th  &  15th  Feb  2:19  Berlin
Deutsche  Telekom
Representative  Office
Franzoesische Strasse 33 A-C, 1:117 Berlin
The  Internet of Things  Startup  Event
200+ Founders
15 Pitches
20 Exhibitors
50+ Speakers

Throughout the 2-day event with more than 50 speakers, 20 exhibitors and 15 startup pitches, international IoT/IIoT innovation drivers and experts from industry and research will come together.

Besides prospective founders and co-founders (looking for founding partners), IoT startups (seeking for funding, partners, customers, or planning an M&A transaction), event participants primarily include corporate ventures and venture builders, corporates (looking for external innovations and M&As), innovation hub executives, investment banks, venture capital firms, business angels and accelerators.

Our attendees are offered extensive opportunities to network, exchange ideas, try out products, win customers and suppliers, discuss partnerships and much more.

Prospective founders and existing startups also have the opportunity to present themselves in 10 minute pitches (7 minutes pitch + Q&A) and to win business angels, venture capital, other partners and of course customers.

Investors, corporates and buying centers of selected industries will share market demands and business directions of the coming years with potential future suppliers and partners.

In a wide range of presentations, international speakers will cover various topics and take you on a knowledge journey about IoT sensors and actuators, smart textiles, wearable technology, smart factories, connected cars, artificial intelligence, augmented, mixed & virtual reality, eSports, as well as digital leadership, cryptopayment models & distributed ledger technology (blockchain), patents & copyrights, lab & venture building, valuation methods for tech startups, growth & exit strategies, M&As and many other topics.

Our  Venue

@ Deutsche  Telekom  HSR

 

Excerpt  Sponsors & Partners

Senat Berlin
IBM
IOTA Foundation
Bosch Software Innovations
Triangle Venture Capital Group
High-Tech Gründerfonds
Google Cloud
Cisco
FIDELIUM Logo
FDP
Redstone
bunch Artificial Intelligence
Commerzbank Gruppe Main Incubator
Fraunhofer FOKUS Institut
Körber Digital
DIN - Deutsches Institut für Normung
Desk.Works Logo
talentese
Giant Lazer | Augmented Reality (AR) | Virtual Reality (VR) | Mixed Reality (MR)
IHK Berlin
TDC
TARGET E-SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT
TIGGES Rechtsanwälte
Microsoft ScaleUp
crixfeed
FunderNation Logo
seedlab
Freie Universität Berlin - Computer Science Institute
AXA Insurance Group Startup Center
Deloitte Digital Ventures
Mbition Mercedes Innovation Lab | Daimler
Freie Universität Berlin profund logo
Black Lychee Ventures
innogy Innovation Hub

Doing good together. . .

We not only support startups, but also engage in social projects – and every participant in TOUCHING INNOVATIONS 2019 automatically helps, because we donate at least 17% of the profit to:

Die Tafeln

LAIB und SEELE

KIMBA

The  future  at  your  fingertips

Get  in  touch

The Internet of Things and the Industry 4.0 are entering our living rooms, our lifestyle and of course our working world.

TOUCHING INNOVATIONS offers the most innovative founders, the pioneers of today’s industrial revolution. Get inspired by the latest products, trends, and developments, and join us live in Berlin. Learn how sensors and actuators work and how a “smart” solution can be created, e.g. a smart shirt, how to build a smart factory, how AI comes to life…

 

NETWORKING. FUNDING. INSIGHTS.

In addition to exponential networking during the entire event and targeted handshake sessions to meet prospective and already successful founders or potential co-founders, investors, venture builders, accelerators, or corporates for co-innovations, crisp 10-minute pitches across all IoT/IIoT segments and lectures will be the focus of the 2-day event.

During the pitches, prospective founders and existing startups (pre-seed to seed) have the opportunity to present themselves for 10 minutes (7 minutes pitch + 3 minutes Q&A) to win business angels, venture capital, partners and customers.

Besides the prize money for the first place (the amount will be announced in November 2018), our 3 winners will get active support from a team of venture capitalists, business angels and other professionals, incl. innogy Innovation Hub, High-Tech Gründerfonds, Black Lychee Ventures and others. In addition, the pitches will be selected in a distinct manner so that our spectrum of investors of all kinds can get to know an equally broad spectrum of visions and solutions across 15 different IoT/IIoT segments. The result is a natural matchmaking of all 15 pitchers with our VCs and Angels.

For targeted 1:1 discussions in a relaxed atmosphere, our lounge also offers the right ambience. Retreat after a lecture or pitch and have your first in-depth conversations directly on site.

Make an appointment with well-known business partners or meet new interesting people. Use TOUCHING INNOVATIONS 2019 for a new way of networking, with intimate shakehands and our Matchmaking 2.0 Area.

Exciting Enablement Sessions and Onsite Acceleration

Our speakers will take you on an exciting knowledge journey. From startup mistakes and public funding programmes, over the latest in markets and technology across wearable tech, smart home, smart workplace, smart mobility and other IoT/IIoT solutions, to lectures on artificial intelligence (AI) in practice, robotics and chatbots, ICOs and crypto payment models, personnel, marketing, law, to topics such as the exit and M&As.

Whether (prospective) startup, investor or corporate – our participants get the opportunity to massively expand their knowledge and make important, growth-generating contacts. Investors, venture builders and corporates have the opportunity to get to know undreamt-of tech startups intensively and to jointly generate innovations for future success.

Our speakers lineup includes Google, Redstone, Bunch.AI, Bosch Software Innovations, the Mercedes Benz Innovation Lab, the AXA Startup Center, FideliumTech, Fraunhofer FOKUS and many more.

Networking, Funding, Insights.
Touching Innovations 2:19

Build it.

Found it.

Fund it.

Sell it.

Buy it.

Touch it.

Agenda  &  Speakers Excerpt

 

Excerpt from our Speakers Lineup 2:19
Christian Rickerts

Secretary Christian Rickerts

Permanent Secretary

Berlin Senate

Senat Berlin
Christian Dürr

Christian Dürr MdB

Vice Group Chairman
Member of the Federal Board

FDP

FDP
Uli Fricke

Uli W. Fricke

CEO | Founder

FunderNation
and
Triangle Venture Capital Group

Triangle Venture Capital Group
Regine Haschka Helmer IOTA

Regine Haschka-Helmer

Member of IOTA Foundation

CEO | Founder

seedlab

IOTA Foundation
Lewin Giselbrecht | Google

Lewin Giselbrecht

Startup Segment Lead, Germany

Google Cloud

Google Cloud
Stefano Gurciullo | Redstone

Dr. Stefano Gurciullo

Partner | Head of Technology

Redstone

Redstone
Dirk Lui

Dirk Lui

Startup Scout | Project Manager | Innovation Manager

AXA Startup Center

AXA Insurance Group Startup Center
Prof. Dr. Matthias Waehlisch

Prof. Dr. Matthias Wählisch

Head of Group Internet Technologies

Freie Universität Berlin

Freie Universität Berlin profund logo
Jane Stoller

Jane Stoller

Director of Educational Technology and Gaming

FideliumTech

FIDELIUM Logo
Tanja Emmerling | High-Tech Gründerfonds

Dr. Tanja Emmerling, ppa.

Principal | Head of High-Tech Gründerfonds Management Berlin

High-Tech Gründerfonds Management

High-Tech Gründerfonds
Felix Engelhardt

Felix Engelhardt

CFA | Head of M&A

Carl Finance – M&As for SMBs

CARL Finance
Charles Ahmadzadeh

Charles Ahmadzadeh

Co-Founder + Engineering

bunch.ai

bunch Artificial Intelligence
Dirk Plewnia | Commerzbank Main Incubator

Dirk Plewnia

Project Manager

Commerzbank Main Incubator

Commerzbank Gruppe Main Incubator
Axel Rennoch - Fraunhofer

Axel Rennoch

Senior Scientist | Project Manager

Fraunhofer FOKUS

Fraunhofer FOKUS Institut
Dirk Heitmann

Dirk Heitmann

Chief Digital Officer, IBM DACH

IBM

IBM
Amelie Leipprand | DIN

Amelie Leipprand

Project Manager

DIN – The German Institute for Standardization

DIN - Deutsches Institut für Normung
Waldemar Ariel Gala

Waldemar Ariel Gala

CEO | Founder

Desk.Works

Desk.Works Logo
Fernando Vilas | CEO talentese

Fernando Vilas

CEO | Founder

talentese

talentese
Veronika Brandt | Bosch Software Innovation

Veronika Brandt

Head of IoT Business Consulting

Bosch Software Innovations

Bosch Software Innovations
Jakub Korczynski | Giant Lazer

Jakub Korczyński

CEO | Co-Founder

Giant Lazer

Giant Lazer | Augmented Reality (AR) | Virtual Reality (VR) | Mixed Reality (MR)
Julia Lazaro | IHK

Julia Lazaro

Startup Consultant

Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Berlin (CCI / IHK Berlin)

IHK Berlin
Johannes Neuschmid

Johannes Neuschmid

Founder | Chairman

XGS eSports
and
eSport Association Germany (eSVD)

Xtreme Gamer Squad eSports
Michael Decker | eSports

Michael Decker

CEO | Founder

TARGET E-Sports Entertainment

TARGET E-SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT
Marius Rosenberg

Marius Rosenberg

Partner

TIGGES Lawyers

TIGGES Rechtsanwälte
Mostafa Mohammadi | Freie Universität Berlin

Dr. Mostafa Mohammadi

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Center for Machine Learning and Robotics
Freie Universität Berlin

Freie Universität Berlin - Computer Science Institute
Niklas Timmermann | eSports

Niklas Timmermann

1st Vice President eSport-Bund Deutschland (ESBD)

CEO | Founder

E-Native

E-Native Esports
Dr. Olaf Joeressen – Investment Manager | HTGF High-Tech Gründerfonds Management

Dr. Olaf Joeressen

Investment Manager

High-Tech Gründerfonds Management

High-Tech Gründerfonds
Micaela Schork

Micaela Schork, LL.M.

Chair at ECTA

Partner

TIGGES Lawyers

ECTA
Miriam Schnürer | Expert Adviser for Digital Transformation in HealthCare

Miriam Schnürer

Expert Advisor

Digital Transformation in HealthCare

Wulf Schlachter | DXBe

Wulf Schlachter

CEO | Management Advisory Digital Transformation and IIoT

DXBe Management

DXBe Management | Digitale Transformation | IoT | IIoT | Industrie 4.0

Exhibit. Pitch.

 

Get ready! Besides 200+ prospective and experienced IoT / IIoT founders and numerous market experts, we are expecting 100+ investors of all kinds on site, such as VCs and business angels, plus leading corporates, accelerators, venture builders and media representatives – in addition to other exciting participants from industry and research.

 

 

The Exhibition
Exhibitors Excerpt
DIN - Deutsches Institut für Normung
talentese
IoT connctd
Freie Universität Berlin profund logo
swiss healthcare startups
Cisco
Desk.Works Logo
wearablezz
Münchner Kaffeerösterei

Our EXPO – the platform for innovations!

Selected startups with at least a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) will prominently show during 2 days what benefits they and their solutions can provide.

For you as a startup, this means access to a broad specialist audience that is specifically looking for IoT solutions like yours.

For the participants, this means they get to know the solutions first hand and the founders themselves too.

VCs, business angels, venture builders, corporates and other interested parties come into close contact with various segments of the Internet of Things.

And there is even more! For example, together with the Freie Universität Berlin we will show how the functions of IoT devices can be changed by easily supplying them with new applications (IoT App Store) and adapting their functions e.g. by scripting (JavaScript, Lua).

Participants can “play” with IoT apps as well as with the IoT devices themselves and find out how touchable and touching the Internet of Things can be.

The Pitchdrive
Pitchdrive Award Partners
High-Tech Gründerfonds
innogy Innovation Hub
Black Lychee Ventures
Desk.Works Logo
Microsoft ScaleUp
5WX new ventures

Our Pitchdrive offers prospective founders and existing startups (pre-seed to seed) from the following segments the platform not only for fundraising but for active support by our award partners, which are composed of venture capital companies, business angels and other professionals (referenced above):

  1. Smart Home
  2. Smart Living
  3. Smart Health
  4. Smart Fashion
  5. Smart Factory / Manufacturing
  6. Smart Mobility
  7. Smart City
  8. Smart Buildings
  9. Smart Grids
  10. Smart Agriculture
  11. Smart Retail
  12. Smart Logistics
  13. IoT Middleware / Platforms
  14. Robotics
  15. Wearable Tech

 

Besides the prize money for the first place, our 3 winners will get active support from an experienced team of various venture capitalists, business angels and other experts with a total value of more than 25.000 Euro – awarded services depending on final rank include:

  • Strategy workshop with topics at the startup’s choice (High-Tech Gründerfonds)
  • Overview of the process to go from building a prototype to getting IoT mass produced (Black Lychee Ventures)
  • Business model canvas workshop structuring the team/financial plans to work & scale with manufacturing partners (Black Lychee Ventures)
  • Compilation of an RFQ package; the documentation that all manufacturing partners require to build a quote for the work to be completed (Black Lychee Ventures)
  • Introductions to the top production partners in Shenzhen’s electronics manufacturing hub (Black Lychee Ventures)
  • Connections and introductions to potential B2B-customers to explore opportunities of the product pipeline and co-innovations (innogy Innovation Hub)
  • Co-working spaces to extend your office or kick-off with your idea and connect with other innovators (Desk.Works)
  • etc.

In addition, the pitches will be selected in a distinct manner so that our spectrum of investors of all kinds can get to know an equally broad spectrum of visions and solutions across 15 different IoT/IIoT segments. The result is a natural matchmaking of all 15 pitchers with our VCs and Angels.

Register your startup for participation at the exhibition no later than 13th January 2019 and be one of 20 exclusive exhibitors. The registration for our pitchdrive (pre-seed to seed), where 15 (prospective) founders pitch for investments, active support and strong partners, as well as for our speaker slots (lectures and impulse statements), ends on 17th January.

Experience  Touching  Innovations
14th & 15th February  2:19  Berlin
Deutsche  Telekom  capital  venue
Franzoesische  Strasse  33 a-c,  1:117  Berlin

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