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International Technology Startups

Germany is one of Top 5 industry nations worldwide.
German industrial quality and standards are acknowledged globally.

Made in Germany is a myth.
Our forum intends to match international high tech manufacturing startups with the famous German Mittelstand and Corporates.

We match young entrepreneurs in primarily manufacturing sectors („High Tech Manufacturer“) with family owned and run companies from Austria, Germany and Switzerland.

We focus on any kind of smart and tech manufacturing start-ups and small companies:

  • up to revenues of 5 Mio Euro (6 Mio $)
  • "normal" and high tech
  • "products you can touch" including industrial services (i.e. maintenance, security...) and software

Our experience – based on more than 115 forums welcoming appr. 12,000 attendees - reveals very clearly that the German Mittelstand (medium sized family companies) is the most suitable investors for all types of manufacturing young companies (incl. cleantech, chemical, engineering, industrial IT, hardware appliances, metal, new materials, electronic, sensors, apparatus construction, automatisation, robotics….)!

Family Companies Characteristics:

  • Difficult to detect; rarely attending forums and events
  • Money is not a subject of discussion – discretion crucial
  • Only personal, face-to-face contacts

Advantage of Family Companies:

  • Profound technical understanding
  • Openminded being approached in relevant technologies
  • Quick decisions taken by the owner
  • Capacities in manufacturing and r&d
  • Support in marketing and senses
  • Fund available on owner and corporate level
  • Suitable national and international contacts
  • Further entrepreneurs could be involved informally

Our base

20 years of intense networking in more than 115 own forums with more than 12,000 attendees. Visitong more than 200 further forums. Huge network to relevant accountants, legal advisors, family offices, family foundations & Initiatives… working on behalf of family companies and representing particular families’ interests.

  • Ø 600 family companies presenting in our forums
  • Ø 950 attending our forums
  • Ø 700 having met on further forums
  • Ø 1.800 from newsletters, awards, biz magazines…


We offer company presentations and expert panels.

Presentation in english are welcome - the forum is conducted in german language.
You desire personal contacts with german Mittelstand entrepreneurs? You want to talk about a investment in your company or you are looking for german clients?

You want to present your services or your region?

Tell more than 100 expected german entrepreneurs what you can do for them:
book a presentation (in English welcome!)

You are interested to acquaint with german family companies for investment, r&d, marketing, joint ventures … purposes? Feel invited to present – english presentations welcome!

Enquire by completing our registration form.