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A new unicorn for BW? (online)

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How Baden-Württemberg could become the next hotspot for startups: SAP is Europes most valuable tech-corporation – inspiring the whole region. But what is next? Who could be the next billion-worth tec-unicorn? Right now startups and investors focus very much on Berlin, Munich and Cologne, widely ignoring that the Rhine-Neckar-region and Baden-Württemberg as a whole have a lot to offer: Here is home for many potent global players as well as worldwide-active SMEs. Also most of Germanies leading universities for engineering, economics and science are based in the region. Altogether these circumstances sum up as perfect conditions for entrepreneurship and innovation. And still the region remains being an “underdog” in terms of founding. How does that come? What need to be changed?

This and more will due to the covid-19-situation be discussed online.

When?

4th May 2020, 5 – 7 pm.

Where?

online (via zoom)

Who?

Speakers are:

- Prof. Dr. Eckart Würzner, Mayor of Heidelberg
- Florian Reuter, Chief Executive Officer (CEOD) Volocopter
- Dr. Danyal Bayz, MP and startup-deputy of the Greens
- Rolf Schumann, Chief Digital Officer (CDOD) Schwarz Group (Lidl/Kaufland)
- Dr. Christian Schmeichel, Senior Vice President Human Ressources SAP

The event will be moderated by Sarah Heuberger, journalist at gruenderszene.de.

A registration would be appreciated on https://www.eventbrite.de/e/79923091117/ or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The link to zoom will be announced on the eventbrite-site soon!

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Sponsors

  • University of Mannheim
  • Institut für Mittelstandsforschung
  • Gründerverbund
  • ESF
  • Europäische Union
  • Baden-Württemberg - Ministerium für Finanzen und Wirtschaft
  • Absolventum