The “Meet, Greet +Beat” Roadshow for founders in North Rhine-Westphalia

Do you want to take your start-up idea to the next level? Then get ready, because the NRW New Start-up Season Roadshow is on the road again: 7 locations, 5 pitches at each, 2 prizes at each event and a lot of networking opportunities!

Meet, Greet + Beat – the start-up event in North Rhine-Westphalia

Connections, contacts or pure coincidence, the right network and direct access to funding and advice opportunities are the essential elements of a successful start-up. We bring you together with start-up experts in seven evening events in North Rhine-Westphalia. No matter whether you have successfully launched your start-up, are toying with the idea or have received funding in the form of a start-up grant.

Say goodbye to boring events watching everything happen at the front: Get set for fruitful conversations and exciting opportunities in a cosy lounge atmosphere under the motto “Anything goes, no obligations”. On-stage, the most experienced grant recipients in North Rhine-Westphalia will pitch to each other, making for an interesting spectacle.

Be a part of it and build your network in North Rhine-Westphalia at a great evening event.

Scroll down for more information on the roadshow.


06 September 2021

17:00 "Freiraum" Meeting Space Wuppertal


10 November 2021

18:00 Mensa am Ring, Münster


16 March 2022

17:00 Centrum für Entrepreneurship & Transfer (CET), Dortmund


26 April 2022

17:00 Digital Church, Aachen


11 May 2022

17:00 Foyer University of Paderborn


23 June 2022

17:00 Pattenhalle, Cologne


13 September 2022

17:15 Düsseldorf, Roadshow Finale

Meet & Greet – network in North Rhine-Westphalia

From business angels, start-up advisers and potential customers to inspiring entrepreneurs – you can meet contacts like these and many more at the seven roadshow pitch events. Network with colleagues from the North Rhine-Westphalia start-up scene and meet experts who can provide funding and start-up advice. Or learn about topics such as female founders, green start-ups and making your business international in bitesize chunks.

Do you have more than one successful business idea and a product to present? Take advantage of the extensive networking opportunities and convince potential investors and future customers of your idea! Is your start-up still an idea? Representatives from Startercenter NRW can share their know-how on all phases of the start-up process.

Beat – convince the panel with your pitch

One stage, five start-ups and five minutes each, in their pitch, experienced grant recipients from North Rhine-Westphalia show what makes their start-ups unique and why they have what it takes to be a successful company. The start-ups which come first automatically go through to the roadshow final in Düsseldorf in September 2022. The grand final decides which grant recipients will finish on the podium. All prize money is sponsored by NRW.BANK.

But it is not just the pitch participants that have the chance to shine: Visitors also have the chance to introduces themselves and their start-ups to network partners. Look forward to an entertaining networking event.

Events from the previous roadshow