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1. Pitch: Record your (max.) 3-minute video pitch about your business model and why you want to connect with German startups and corporates.

2. Registration: Register your startup`s details and upload your pitch on our site. Registration deadline: September 22, 2020.

3. Selection: The best Azerbaijani startups of the mentioned sectors are invited to pitch live in front of a high-ranked jury of the German-Azerbaijani business community by end of September.

4. Invitation: The best three startups from Azerbaijan are invited to join the Digital Start.up! Germany Tour from October 25-28, 2020.

5. Join: Get exclusive access to the German market and pitch your ideas in front of renowned German corporates.


Deadline: Sept 22, 2020

Date: Oct 25-28, 2020

Info: open for startups in the fields of Smart City, Mobility/Logistics and Insuretech

Criteria: Scalable business model with an international approach; innovative and technologically advanced products/services; 1-7 years old; at least “market testing” phase, presentation skills in English 


- Live online pitches of your business ideas in front of German companies.

- Reverse pitches and company presentations of multi-national companies from each vertical that is interested in your business!


- some of the most important companies in the NRW region present themselves live on stage in the City of Dortmund and show you possibilities, how to co-operate with them (e.g. WILO, Signal Iduna, innogy, duisport (Duisburger Hafen AG), thyssenkrupp, Evonik)

- Virtual Matchmaking: Get the chance for direct one-to-one conversations with exciting medium-sized companies that are interested in your business.

- Speeddating: Get the chance for direct 1-to-1 conversations with the companies from the big pitch.

- Digital International Pitch Final @Ruhrsummit Conference (one of the biggest startup conferences in Germany with more than 5.000 participants last year; participating startups of the tour get the unique chance to qualify for the international final at the RuhrSummit and thus to present themselves to a large audience in Germany)

- Digital Networking: Come together with startups from over 25 countries