Startup & Investors

The Region

Metropolitan Cities is to serve as a motor for topics such as networked mobility, digitization and the urban life of the future and become a model region for technological and infrastructural innovations.
The worldwide unique potential of the Rhine and Ruhr with 500,000 students, 9 DAX companies, 12 MDAX companies, 450,000 medium-sized companies and numerous start-ups forms the basis for the unique vision of Metropolitan Cities: the creation of an innovation and mobility region.


Both startups and investors can expect exciting presentations and use the congress as a large network platform. The #MC2032 Innovation Breakfast with 10 table captains is especially suited for this purpose. The table captains will exchange ideas in an exclusive circle with potential startups, well-known investors and venture departments of well-known companies. In addition, all participants will be invited to the CHIO MediaNight on the evening of the first day of the congress. A high-class social event within the framework of the largest equestrian event in the world, where exciting representatives from business and politics will be present. Five start-ups will also be given the opportunity to pitch in front of the congress participants on the main stage in the “Speed through Start ups” theme block.

#MC2032 innovation Breakfast

The #MC2032 Innovation Breakfast serves as the main program for exchange & networking between investors, companies and start-ups in a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere with first class table captains.

These are carefully selected investors, individuals and entrepreneurs who are very familiar with the start-up sector and can answer questions, give sustainable tips and help with the search for useful contacts.