Investforum Pitch Day as Saxony-Anhalt Edition

Ideas that change the world - they have a tradition in Saxony-Anhalt thanks to great names like Martin Luther and Walter Gropius. Which names will make a name for themselves in the future? Which products, processes or services from Saxony-Anhalt have what it takes to have a lasting impact on their industries? These questions could be answered in Halle (Saale) on September 29, 2022.

At the Investforum Pitch-Day 2022, 29 startups and founding projects with fresh ideas from Saxony-Anhalt will present themselves. The event's guest list reads like a who's who of the startup scene in the state. Saxony-Anhalt's Minister of Economic Affairs, Sven Schulze, says: "Investors will find here the opportunity to convince themselves of the great potential of the startup scene in Saxony-Anhalt. The pitch day is also a good opportunity for both sides to establish contacts and sound out potential business relationships. As the state of Saxony-Anhalt, we will continue to work to create startup-friendly conditions and drive startups forward in our state."

For the startup scene in Saxony-Anhalt, the pitch event is the biggest event of the year. With its now 14-year history, the event is a permanent fixture in the state. Investforum Pitch Day acts as an interface between investors, companies, industry representatives and startups. The aim is to help viable business models from Saxony-Anhalt obtain initial financing, support on the growth path or an exit partner.

One guest at the Investforum Pitch Day has already successfully taken this path: The keynote with 6Wunderkinder co-founder Jan Martin, who first convinced star investor Frank Thelen with the management tool "Wunderlist" and later sold them to Microsoft, promises an insight into an exit success that almost every participating startup should dream of.

Through their pitch day participation, investors gain access to innovative business ideas outside the major startup hubs in Berlin and Munich. Companies benefit from the contact to startups and thus remain innovative themselves. The event is suitable for private investors entering the startup ecosystem of Saxony-Anhalt and sustainably strengthens the network of all participants. In addition, there is room to be inspired.

This year, the Investforum Pitch-Day is organized and hosted in cooperation with bmp Ventures AG. Other well-known companies and institutions, which support the event with sponsorship funds and know-how, will offer an "Office Hour" to inform founders:inside about their offers and opportunities for cooperation. These include Bürgschaftsbank / Mittelständische Beteiligungsgesellschaft Sachsen-Anhalt, GRUENDELPARTNER, ibg Beteiligungsgesellschaft Sachsen-Anhalt, Stadtwerke Halle and Weinberg Campus Accelerator. In addition, the startup that convinces the investors the most will be awarded a startup prize of 2,500 euros - sponsored by Stadtwerke Halle GmbH.

The stage of development of the business ideas ranges from the (pre-)seed to the growth phase. More information about the startups and the participation in Investforum Pitch-Day 2022 will be continuously updated on the website www.pitchday.investforum.de.