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Start-up BW Summit 2024 - Fair & Congress

The Start-up BW Summit is the highlight event of Start-up BW - the start-up campaign of Baden-Württemberg.

At the Start-up BW Summit start-ups, start-up ecosystems, corporates and investors from Baden-Württemberg, Germany, Europe and the world will meet to pitch, network, exchange ideas and learn from each other.

The Start-up BW Summit offers:

EXPO AREA: Discover start-ups, their innovative products and business models and get connected with the accelerators and the players from the filed of start-up promotion in THE LÄND.

CONFERENCE AREA: Listen to exciting keynotes from well-known speakers and experience panels on topics relating to innovation, start-ups and the hot topics of the future in Baden-Württemberg.

LOUNGES: Take part in matchmaking-seesion, expand your network and get connected - experience the start-up vibe in Baden-Württemberg in the different lounge areas.


  • Start: 10:00 am
  • Location: Stuttgart city center, Haus der Wirtschaft


Start-up BW Summit 2024 - Festival

The Start-up BW Summit offers numerous opportunities for learning and networking. But there will also be plenty of fun, so we invite you to the subsequent Summit Festival from 5:00 pm at Börsenplatz just around the corner of the Haus der Wirtschaft.

Meet old and new friends, enjoy delicious food and drinks at the food trucks, dance to live music and enjoy a beautiful summer evening in Stuttgart's city center!


  • Start: 5:00 pm
  • Location: Stuttgart city center, Börsenplatz


The Start-up BW Summit presents more than 200 exhibiting start-ups from 20 different international start-up ecosystems from the clusters Artificial Intelligence, Energy & Environment, E-Services & FinTech, Life Sciences & MedTech, Manufacturing & Mobility, Social Innovation & GovTech, Software & IT Security.

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Investors & Corporates

Many corporates, SMEs, and venture capitalists have already joined our selected high-performance network and are taking start-up financing and professional support to a level of international excellence. Various businesses looking for mentorship or partnership opportunities, venture capitalists seeking new investment prospects, and more than 200 innovative start-ups will come together to network, exchange ideas and share finance strategies.

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Start-up Ecosystems and AI-Initiatives

Start-up Ecosystems

Our Speakers

Current trends & technologies, success stories, best-practices, funding opportunities and much more: It's going to be exciting!


Start-up BW Stage

09:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Networking Breakfast

Performance by Neykid

10:00 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.
Opening ceremony

Winfried Kretschmann (video opening speech)
Minister-President of Baden-Württemberg

Presenter: Angela Wandenpohl

Side Events

Going International-Opportunities in the UK, Switzerland, Argentina & Mexico

  • 11.30am - 12.15pm United Kingdom
  • 1.30pm - 2.15pm Switzerland
  • 2.30pm - 3.15pm Argentina
  • 4.00pm - 4.45pm Mexico
  • Language: English

FINTECH The German - Hungarian Ecosystem: Fintechs, Blockchain, Venture Capital & More from Hungary and Germany

  • 4.00pm – 5.30pm
  • Language: German

Info & Services

Start-Up Applications done!

We have reserved a special area for the matchmaking between investors, corporates and start-ups. The Investor and Corporate Lounge is a quiet area with seating and meeting corners for short meetings.

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Are there any questions? Feel free to contact us.