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Why you should meet our partners at Investors Day

Our sponsoring partners Siemens, Kloeckner, CleanTech and Holvi will be getting right in on the action this Saturday, holding 1:1 meetings, serving up knowledge for fireside chats and sharing knowledge & experience on panel talks. Plus, they’ll be mixing and mingling during Investors Day. This is your chance to get to know them! Without further ado, we’ll let our sponsors introduce themselves.

Meet Alper Alsan of Siemens
Head of Business Development

 

Why should startups talk to you on Investors Day?

Siemens has a wealth of experience and knowledge when it comes to incremental innovation, market cycles and local customer needs. However, in our fast-changing world, we know that disruptive changes can be triggered by companies of any size and age. We’re ready to team up with startups and bring our ability to support growth by providing own use cases, our strong ecosystem with deep vertical know-how, our worldwide facilities and our financial strength to the table.

 

What special programs do you offer startups?

For the past 20 years, Siemens has partnered with over 180 startups, with dozens of new partnerships each year. Siemens currently runs the Frontier program to foster collaboration. Startups should stay tuned to find out about their upcoming program next47, an independent brand built for startup collaboration in selected innovation fields like Autonomous Machines, Artificial Intelligence, Connected E-mobility, Distributed Electrification and Blockchain Applications.

 

Meet Andrea Hötzeldt of CleanTech
Project Director at CleanTech Innovation Centre (CIC)

 

Why should startups talk to you on Investors Day?

Startups active in the field of clean technologies can expect the perfect package at our CleanTech Innovation Center: great infrastructure with coworking space plus workshop space, mentoring program, international exchange program with New York City, access to our partner network.

 

What special programs do you offer startups?

We’re currently establishing our International Cleantech Campus for startups! 

 

Meet Dr. Franziska Leonhardt of Kloeckner
COO

 

Why should startups talk to you on Investors Day?

We want to revolutionize the steel industry and are dedicated to investing in founders with business models that boost our strategy of digitizing the steel supply and service chain. We support startups not just with capital, but through our extensive network, industry knowledge and market access.

 

What special programs do you offer startups?

We’re seeking exceptional startup teams with disruptive and scalable business ideas for our industrial platform. We focus our investments in startups in two distinct areas: B2B e-commerce and smart services & IoT. 

 

Meet Elina Räsänen of Holvi
Head of Marketing and Communications

 

Why should startups talk to you on Investors Day?

Startups should talk to me about bootstrapping marketing, creating brand awareness, getting international media coverage with zero budgets as well in general about building a brand from the ground up and scaling customer acquisition through virality.

 

What special programs do you offer startups?

We have a special offer where startups opening a Holvi account can get it for 6 months without the monthly fee. 

 

BETAPITCH Global & Investors Day 2016 is made possible by Kloeckner.v, Siemens, hub:raum Berlin, CleanTech Innovation Center Berlin, Audi Germany, Holvi, Startup Safary, Welcome-SE and YouNoodle. Prizes are offered by hub:raum, Holvi, ReactiveConf, WebSummit and betahaus.

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