HANNOVER MESSE announces 2nd Startup Pitch @ Young Tech Enterprises competition

  • March 21, 2017
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HANNOVER MESSE announces 2nd Startup Pitch @ Young Tech Enterprises competition
HANNOVER MESSE announces 2nd Startup Pitch @ Young Tech Enterprises competition

March 21, 2017 - Following the 2016 premiere, HANNOVER MESSE and the German Startups Association are once again partnering to stage the competition “Startup Pitch @ Young Tech Enterprises” from 24 to 28 April 2017. Forty young companies compete not only for prize money, but also for potential investors, customers, partners and media coverage.

Each competitor has ten minutes to present his concept. The condition: impress with products and solutions relevant to HANNOVER MESSE – from industrial automation, power transmission and fluid technology, and energy to compressed air and vacuum technology, industrial supply and research. The pitches take place daily at the Young Tech Enterprises stage in Hall 3. A panel of experts selects the winner. Constantia New Business provides prize money of 1,000 euros.

“The Startup Pitch offers founders a tremendous opportunity to network with a large number of decision makers at HANNOVER MESSE,” says Sonia Wedell-Castellano, project director at Deutsche Messe. “The format attracts investors, industry executives and incubators who are specifically looking for new technologies. At the pitches, they gather a quick, comprehensive overview of the latest projects that young innovators are working on.”

“We are enhancing HANNOVER MESSE with the Startup Pitch at Young Tech Enterprises. Established companies and investors meet tomorrow’s market leaders in a short period of time. We invite them to cooperate and work together to build new businesses,” says Sascha Schubert, co-chairman of the German Startups Association.

Applications for the Startup Pitch @ Young Tech Enterprises can be submitted at www.f6s.com/startuppitchyoungtechenterprises2017. The deadline is 2 April 2017.

Young Tech Enterprises in Hall 3 is the hub of startup activity at HANNOVER MESSE. Founders and young companies meet startup networks, accelerators and economic development organizations as well as large companies and investors. The program features an exhibition area as well as a forum, pitching and matchmaking events, and workshops. Participants also profit from access to the thousands of exhibitors at HANNOVER MESSE. Young Tech Enterprises showcases 150 companies on a display area of 1,600 square meters in 2017.


The trade fair for industrial technology will next be staged from 24 to 28 April 2017 in Hannover, Germany. With the lead them “Integrated Industry – Creating Value,” HANNOVER MESSE is the global hotspot for the digitalization of production (Industry 4.0) and energy systems (Integrated Energy). HANNOVER MESSE unites seven leading trade fairs at one place: Industrial Automation, MDA – Motion, Drive & Automation, Digital Factory, Energy, ComVac, Industrial Supply, and Research & Technology. Poland is Partner Country of HANNOVER MESSE 2017.

Deutsche Messe AG

2017 marks the 70th anniversary of Deutsche Messe AG, which was founded in 1947 with the staging of Germany’s first-ever Export Fair. Its portfolio includes such world-class events as (in alphabetical order) CeBIT (digital business), CeMAT (intralogistics and supply chain management), didacta (education), DOMOTEX (carpets and other floor coverings), HANNOVER MESSE (industrial technology), INTERSCHUTZ (fire prevention, disaster relief, rescue, safety and security), LABVOLUTION with BIOTECHNICA (lab technology and biotechnology) and LIGNA (woodworking, wood processing, forestry). The company also regularly hosts a number of internationally renowned events by third parties, among which are AGRITECHNICA (agricultural machinery) and EuroTier (animal production) (both of which are staged by the Germany Agricultural Society, DLG), EMO Hannover (machine tools; staged by the German Machine Tool Builders’ Association, VDW), EuroBLECH (sheet metal working; staged by Mack Brooks) and IAA Commercial Vehicles (transport, logistics and mobility; staged by the German Association of the Automotive Industry, VDA). With approximately 1,200 employees and a network of 62 sales partners, Deutsche Messe is present in more than 100 countries.  

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