Aachen Technology and Entrepreneurship Conference ‘19

This year's theme:

Monday, 28th October 2019 | "SuperC" building
(Templergraben 57, 52062 Aachen)



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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 Entrepreneurship 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 Speeddating, 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)
  • Sebastian Pollok (Co-Founder at Amorelie & Founding Partner of Berlin based VC Fund "Visionaries Club")
  • 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)
  • Niels Eldering (Head of Space Solutions, Innovation and Ventures Office at the European Space Agency)
  • Moritz Koch (Handelsblatt Author)
  • Dr. Nils Eiteneyer (Head of New Ventures at FOND OF)
  • 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 (Lakestar, Capital300, Tengelmann Ventures, S-UBG and others)
  • Various Corporate Partners


  • 10:00am - Investor Speeddating (only for registered Investors & Startups)
  • 12:00pm - Official Doors Opening
  • 12:30pm - Start of the Conference (Multiple Speeches, Panel Discussion)
  • 04:45pm - atec'19 Pitching Contest: The Battle of the Big Five
  • 07:00pm - Networking Dinner and Get Together with Drinks and Music 
Final agenda atec'19
2019-10-28_atec'19_Agenda (SuperC Aachen
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