Startup & Investors

The Region

This year, Metropolitan Cities will again serve as an engine for topics such as networked mobility, digitization and the urban life of the future and advance to become a model region for technological and infrastructural innovations.

The worldwide unique potential of the region Rhine Ruhr with 500,000 students, 10 DAX companies, 11 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 beside the main program for the exchange & networking between investors, companies and start-ups in a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere with first class table captains.

It will take place on Wednesday, 07/17/2019 between 08:00am – 10:00am. Planned are 10 tables with a maximum of 6-8 people, each with 1 table captain who leads the disskusion.

The following table captains are carefully selected investors or people and entrepreneurs who are very familiar with the startup sector and can answer the participating startups’ questions, give sustainable tips and help in the search for useful contacts.

The participation in this exclusive event for startups is only possible with registration.
Registration invitations will be sent separately to all startups who have registered for the congress.