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3 May 2021 - 12 May 2021
Connect Day 2021

General Information on Admission

Admission for the virtual stage show is open for everybody interested in startup-corporate collaborations. The matchmaking sessions are limited to specific target groups. 

Connect Day is not a typical buyer meets seller event. It's all about innovation. On the one hand, we focus on corporates seeking for innovative startup products and services (innovation inflow). On the other hand, the event supports selected startups to get in touch with investors focussing on early-stage investment (pre-seed and seed stage). 

After registration, all profiles will be evaluated on the basis of the following criteria and may be activated or not activated. Participants without activation can only view the stage show online but are not qualified for matchmaking with other participants.

Activation Criteria

For Startups

  • not older than 6 years* with less than 250 employees
  • at least one self-developed product or service
  • competitive advantage through a technological leap (high grade of innovation)
  • at least a prototype or minimal viable product (MVP) in place
  • preferably scaleable

Startups that apply for matchmaking with investors will be screened by a jury. Startups selected by the jury will be allowed to request meetings with investors. Investors are allowed to request meetings with both selected and non-selected startups.

* This is no hard criteria. For e.g. in case of a long R&D-process companies older than 6 years may be activated as startups. In case of doubt, contact your support office displayed in your profile or the respective support office in the Contacts subsection.

For Corporates and SMEs

  • Corporates/SME seeking innovative products and services
  • Corporates/SME willing to engage in cooperations with startups like...
    • pilot-projects / use-case projects,
    • joint research and development,
    • distribution partnerships,
    • strategic partnerships and investments,
    • and cooperations, where startups act as suppliers.

Non-target Group Criteria (no Activation for Matchmaking)

For Startups

  • Companies with no self-developed technology
  • Companies distributing or implementing primarily third party products and services
  • Companies who are primarily consulting and/or developing solutions for others on order

For Corporates/SME

  • Corporates/SME who primarily want to sell their products and/or services...
    • to startups
    • to other corporates
  • Corporates/SME who are primarily engaging as consulters for startups and/or corporates (e.g., tax consulters, management consulters, growth consulters, coaches, etc.)

Meeting and Booking rules

  • Startups are able to book meetings with all participants except for investors. Only selected startups are able to book meetings with investors. The investor's jury will inform selected startups individually.
  • Corporates/SMEs are able to book meetings with all participants except for other corporates/SMEs
  • Investors are able to book meetings with all participants.
  • Public agencies are able to book meetings with all participant types
  • Others are able to book ONLY others (but they can be booked from all other participant types)


Closed since 30 April 2021


Online Conference

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Austria 395
Belgium 1
Bosnia And Herzegovina 3
Brazil 1
Bulgaria 7
Canada 1
China 6
Croatia 4
Cyprus 11
Czech Republic 9
Estonia 6
Finland 1
France 3
Germany 66
Greece 33
China (Hong Kong) 4
Hungary 17
India 1
Iran, Islamic Republic Of 47
Ireland 2
Israel 9
Italy 20
Japan 6
South Korea 3
Lao People's Democratic Republic 1
Latvia 1
Lebanon 1
Liechtenstein 1
Lithuania 3
Luxembourg 1
North Macedonia 1
Malta 4
Moldova, Republic Of 1
Netherlands 7
Nigeria 2
Norway 1
Poland 12
Portugal 2
Romania 19
Russia 2
Serbia 1
Singapore 5
Slovakia 5
Slovenia 3
Spain 15
Sweden 3
Switzerland 6
Turkey 54
Ukraine 4
United Kingdom 21
United States 6
Viet Nam 1
Total 839


Startup 405
Corporate/SMEs 129
R&D Institution 11
University 7
Government/Agency/Association 84
Investor/Business Angel 139
Consulting 35
Coach/Mentor 8
Other 23
Total 841

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