Digital Networking Journey: Entering the North American Startup Ecosystem

WORLDFACTORY INTERNATIONAL invites you to a digital networking trip to North America to connect startups, scientists, as well as multipliers of the WORLDFACTORY Startup Center with international startup ecosystems.

The kick-off event will take place on April 14, 2021. Professor Christof Paar, founding director of the Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy, and Dr. Thomas Wollinger, managing director of Escrypt, will present field reports on the potential of internationalization for startups.


đź•’ 3:00 p.m.
Welcome address "Creating innovation Networks - North America".
Professor Dr.-Ing. Andreas Ostendorf, Vice Rector for Research, Transfer and Young Scientists, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

đź•’ 3.05 p.m.
Opening "Innovation Bridge North America"
Markus SchlĂĽter, Managing Director, Business Metropole Ruhr GmbH
Dietmar Rieg, President and CEO , German-American Chamber of Commerce New York
Yvonne Denz, President and CEO, German-Canadian Chamber of Industry and Commerce

đź•’ 3.15 p.m.
Recipes for success and experience reports from Ruhr researchers and start-ups in the USA and Canada
Professor Dr.-Ing. Christof Paar, Founding Director, Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy
Dr. Thomas Wollinger, Managing Director, Escrypt
Benjamin Zaczek, Managing Director, Salesviewer
Ralf Klinkenberg, founder and head of research, RapidMiner

đź•ť 3:30 p.m.
Insight into the North American startup ecosystem:
Experts from AHK New York and AHK Toronto will give an exclusive insight into the startup ecosystems of North America, elaborate on important cultural differences and present practical points of contact for German startups in North America.

đź•“ 3:50 p.m.
Outlook for "Collision", North America's fastest growing tech conference from 20 - 22.04.2021.
Keith Wallace, General Manager, Collision

đź•“4:15 p.m.
Virtual Networking.
Network with other attendees and arrange to meet in fifteen-minute 1:1 video chats under the Networking menu item on Matchmaker.Ruhr

For more information on each event and to register, click here.

General note: In case of using gender-assigning attributes we include all those who consider themselves in this gender regardless of their own biological sex.