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Celebrate the Future of Tech

More than 5,000 people come together to learn, share knowledge, exchange ideas and do business. Stars and hidden champions of the startup scene as well as heroes from all over NRW are waiting for you.

Stages

We bring together inspiring stars, founders and experts on 5 stages. In addition to the Main Stage and the Startup Stage, two Workshop Stages and a Community Stage await you.

Expo Area

At our expo, you'll get up close and personal with the digital innovations of over 250 national and international tech startups. In our Investors & Corporate Lounge you will meet in 1:1 conversations with exciting new contacts.

Festival

Let's celebrate DDD23 together. We have an aftershow party and great side events in store to make DDD unique for you.

Stages

We bring together inspiring stars, founders and experts on 6 stages. In addition to the Main Stage and the Startup Stage, Vertical Stages and a Workshop Corner await you.

Expo Area

At our expo, you'll get up close and personal with the digital innovations of over 300+ national and international tech startups. In our Investors & Corporate Lounge you will meet in 1:1 conversations with exciting new contacts.

Party & Special Acts

Let's celebrate FTF together. We have an aftershow party and great special acts and side events in store to make FTF unique for you.

5,000

+

Attendees

300

+

EXPO Startups

120

+

Investors

90

+

Top Speakers

6

Stages

10

k m2

Location

Meet our former Speakers

Ana Ivanović

Former Tennis World #1 & Founder of Ana Ivanović Natural Performance

Gunter Dueck

Mathematician, Ex-IBM, best-selling Author, Business Angel

Sara Nuru

Entrepreneur, Model & Co-Founder of the Social Business nuruCoffee and nuruWomen e.V.

Amiaz Habtu

Presenter and Rapper (known from "Die Höhle der Löwen") | DDD23 Main Stage Host

Mona Neubaur

Minister for Economic Affairs, Industry, Climate Action and Energy of the State of NRW

Tillman Schulz

"Die Höhle der Löwen" Investor, CEO & Founder

Amiaz Habtu

Presenter and Rapper (known from "Die Höhle der Löwen") | DDD23 Main Stage Host

Mona Neubaur

Minister for Economic Affairs, Industry, Climate Action and Energy of the State of NRW

Andreas Breitfeld

Professional Biohacker and investigative Journalist

Meet our great former Speakers

We will announce further #DDD23 Speakers soon. Stay tuned!

Why you should attend...

Startups

  • Meet and network with investors, new customers & the startup ecosystem.

  • Take the chance to be part of our exhibition or to pitch your idea on stage at our pitch battle.

  • Learn from our speakers and get exclusive insights.

Investors & Corporates

  • Get to know the latest innovations of tomorrow.

  • Use our Matchmaking Tool to find the most relevant startups and propose a sit-down in our Corporate & Investors Lounge.

  • Meet our speakers who discuss the problems of tomorrow and how to solve them.

Partners & Sponsors

  • Meet the great people of FTF and generate new leads, find talents and collaborate with startups.

  • Catch the eyes of more than 5,000 attendees and 300+ startups that are coming to make business at FTF – be part of it.

  • Increase brand awareness at Germany's leading B2B Startup Expo & Conference.

Attendees

  • Learn from more than 90+ speakers on 5 stages.

  • Experience the spirit of the startup ecosystem.

  • Make connections that last for a lifetime.

What attendees say

Speakers

Sara Nuru

Entrepreneur, Model & Co-Founder

„You are with like-minded people, who are all passionate about what they do and yes, I am very happy to be here.“

Speakers

Tillman Schulz

CEO, Founder & Investor MDS Holding

„Take a look to the main stage, all the people. It’s amazing.“

Speakers

Andrea Fernandez Fonseca

Head of Data Intelligence, trivago

„The event is inspiring through its authenticity.“

StartupS

Benjamin Dammertz

Founder/CEO at FoxBase GmbH

„We have been attending the event for years and have made many valueable contacts there. The best startup event ever!”

SpeakerS

Jonas Deichmann

Extreme Athlete & Author

„My most important lesson is: Just do it. That’s exactly what startups do. From that point of view: Super cool atmosphere here!“

SpeakerS

Marc Sommer

VP for International Business Development and Operator Partnership at Meta

„It’s a fantastic event that showcases the power of startups and empowers people to actually get together here in the heart of Europe.“

Politicians

Hendrik Wüst

Prime Minister NRW

„We in North Rhine-Westphalia with our strong industry are an incredibly good location for young innovators and startups, because together with big industry they find the solutions of the future. That is my firm conviction.“

Our Agenda

Main Stage

10:00 AM
Main Stage Opening

10:30 AM
Prof. Michael Groß

11:10 AM
HealthTech Panel

12:20 PM
AI Panel

2:00 PM
Ana Ivanović

2:40 PM
Tillman Schulz

4:10 PM
Sara Nuru

6:30 PM
Aftershow Party

Startup Stage

10:30 AM
Startup Stage Opening

10:40 AM
Pitch Round I

11:10 AM
Fuck Up Story I

12:20 PM
Pitch Round II

1:00 AM
Fuck Up Story II

2:35 PM
Pitch Round III

4:50 PM
Pitch Final

5:40 PM
Award ceremony: Startup Pitches

Vision Stage

10:30 AM
B2B Speed-Dating

12:20 PM
Introduction of Germans IHK/AHK Network

2:45 PM
Education becomes future

3:30 PM
Prof. Anja Karlshaus

4:30 PM
European AI Summit

Workshops

10:45 AM
Workshop Area I Opening

11:00 AM
Workshop Area II Opening

Expo

8:00 AM
Expo Opening

8:30 AM
Free Breakfast

During the day
Guided tours

Meet our 2023 Sponsors & Partners

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Students

Tickets for pupils and students.

Access to all stages and our matchmaking app.

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Startups & Enthusiasts

Tickets for founders and employees of startups as well as freelancer and interested parties.

Access to all stages and our matchmaking app.

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Corporate & VCs

Tickets for employees of companies and for VCs.  

Access to all stages and our matchmaking app. In addition, access to the VIP lounge, separate check-in desks, name badge with marking as a corporate or investor.

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