Aachen Technology and Entrepreneurship Conference ‘19

This year's theme:

Monday, 28th October 2019 | SuperC Aachen



The RWTH recently won a major grant by the state of NRW for its vision to create the "Exzellenz Start-up Center". Based on this platform, we want to redefine university partnerships. Discuss with us the merits of RWTH's corporate partnerships and how universities can better connect their Spin-outs with partners to further accelerate them.


The atec offers a unique exchange platform to companies, founders, scientists and highly qualified students every year. As the largest conference for Innovation and Entre-preneurship in the region, the atec is jointly hosted by the RWTH Innovation Start-up Center of  Aachen University and the digitalHUB Aachen. As in previous years, the day begins with an Investors & Startup Speed-dating, where founders from the RWTH environment meet high-profile investors. The adjoining atec-conference will include various lectures by renowned company representatives and entrepreneurs, plus a panel discussion. Throughout the day, participants are offered opportunities for informal exchange on the premises of the SuperC building.


atec'19 Speakers and Participants:

  • Henrike Luszick (CEO of Bridgemaker)
  • Frank Thelen (CEO of Freigeist Capital & Investor known from the TV format "Die Höhle der Löwen")
  • Dr. Alexander von Frankenberg (CEO of High-Tech Gründerfonds)
  • Dr. Casimir Ortlieb (CEO of e.GO Digital)
  • Moritz Koch (Handelsblatt Author)
  • Dr. Oliver Grün (Founder of GRÜN Software AG & President of digitalHUB Aachen and BITMi)
  • Prof. Malte Brettel (Vice-Rector for Industry and Business Relations at RWTH Aachen & Head of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Group (WIN) & Head of RWTH Innovation)
  • Various Venture Capital and Private Equity Investors (Earlybird, Lakestar, Capital300, Tengelmann Ventures, S-UBG and others)
  • Various Corporate Partners



  • 10:00pm - Investor Speeddating (only for registered Investors & Startups)
  • 12:00pm - Official Doors Opening
  • 12:30pm - Start of the Conference (Multiple Speaches, Panel Discussion, Startup Pitches)
  • 07:00pm - Networking Dinner and Get Together with Drinks and Music


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 Questions? Contact us via: atec@gruenderzentrum.rwth-aachen.de!


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