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Start-ups, companies and investors will pitch at ruhrSUMMIT 2021.

All pitches will take place exclusively digitally and will be shown on our digital platform on the Pitch Stage. Of course, the pitches will also be broadcast on screens in Bochum during the analog part and can be seen by the reduced group of participants. You won't miss a thing!


Start-up Pitches: English only.
Investor-Pitches: Englisch and German
Corporate Pitches: English and German

Pitches last 3 minutes plus 4 min Q&A.




Yes, as a pitcher you can share your screen and thus your presentation. We will familiarize you with the platform and its features before the event.

Only one person can pitch and accompany the Q&A round. For startups, this is the person who filled out the application form.

You can apply for your start-up until 31.05.21 via the following form:


Check out the process here.

As a pitching person, you do NOT need to purchase a ticket until we send you feedback after your application. If we accept your application, you will receive free access to the event platform.

In case of a rejection you can buy a start-up ticket and enjoy the event as a visitor.

However, your team can already purchase start-up tickets here independently of you as the pitching person, in order to be present as a visitor in any case.

Event Ticket