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Hightech Venture Days | October 17 – 18 | Dresden

The HIGHTECH VENTURE DAYS are the leading deal-sourcing program in Europe in terms of funding high-tech startups. Every year HighTech Startbahn brings selected European high-tech companies and international investors together in Dresden, in form of this investors’ congress specialized in high-tech. Since 2013, the event enabled 238 selected capital seeking high-tech startups and growth companies from the 6 key technology fields (Machinery- & Plant Engineering, Micro- & Nanoelectronics, ICT, Environment-/Energy Technologies, Materials, Life Sciences and Transport & Logistics) to present their companies to inter-national investors like Business Angels, Venture Capitalists, Corporate VCs, Banks and the „investing Mittelstand“ in a curated exhibition and high qualitative pitches with subsequent Q/A in a private and exclusive atmosphere. As a result of the program, 15% of the presenting companies received funding within 12-18 months after the event. www.hightech-venture-days.com


HIGHTECH VENTURE DAYS in figures: In the last five years the HIGHTECH VENTURE DAYS have been the stage for 206 pitching companies from 34 European countries. Thirty percent thereof were growth companies (sales over EUR 1 million or more than five years old). So far, the participating companies have been able to close 60 financing rounds. The published funding volume from 36 of the 60 rounds currently amounts to EUR 340 million. 153 international investors from 14 countries attended the #HTVD17 and they reported 9 follow-ups on average. And by the way, so far, we also have 8 exits from HTVD alumni.



  • 40 ventures from 12 European countries
  • 6 technology sectors:
    • Environmental & Energy Technologies
    • ICT, Micro & Nanotechnologies
    • Life Sciences
    • Machinery & Plant Engineering
    • Material Sciences
    • Transport & Logistics

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