Where Startups get scouted

Be one of the 100 strongest B2B tech startups at the Hinterland of Things Conference Exhibition. Get the opportunity to present your startup to an exclusive audience. Check out our criteria to see if you are a match!

Let’s accelerate your business

IS YOUR CRM BIG ENOUGH? JUST ASKING.

Feedback is the breakfast of champions, so expand your network and get in touch with potential customers and tech-experts! Learn how to further improve your solutions.

NO COLD LEADS. WE LIKE THEM HOT!

Present your startup to a handcrafted selection of c-level and decision makers of global champion club companies.

DEALS, DEALS, DEALS…AND DEALS!

300+ Investors are attending the conference in search of innovative startups. Make it easy for them to find you by becoming one of our limited, exclusive startup exhibitors!

FAST SALES CIRCLES. GIVE ME MORE!

Ready and willing to find new B2B customers and not afraid of pitching in front of some heavyweights of German Industry? Then the Hinterland is your place to be! Our guests are on the lookout for new business partners!

THREE WAYS TO JOIN

Early Stage Startup

Founded 2023-2024
Funding up to 5 Mio.
Free

* Final Date for Applications: March 31st
* Limited Availability: Only 5 Spots, Awarded by Jury Selection

Scale up
Startup

Founded 2021-2024
Funding between 5-10 Mio.
Team up to 100 employees
1.249€ excl. tax

Growth
Startup

Founded 2017-2024
Funding of min. 10 Mio.
1.649€ excl. tax

NUMBERS THAT CAN MAKE THE DIFFERENCE FOR YOUR STARTUP

+000
of Europe’s leading Venture Capitals
+00
billion EUR in managed assets
+0500
decision makers of family businesses
+00
million readers & viewers

FIRST COME FIRST SERVE

Apply NOW!

Secure your place in the lineup of up-and-coming B2B tech startups in Europe until 01 MAY 2024. It’s easy to apply – just fill out the form on our website.

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Once we review all of the applications, we’ll get in touch with you by 13 May 2024 to schedule a joint meeting.

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THE POWER OF CLIMATE TECH

The surge in green initiatives and policies worldwide is fueling demand for climate tech, offering vast opportunities for entrepreneurs and researchers.

A NEW WORLD OF PRODUCTIVITY

The intersection of productivity and AI is a dynamic and transformative area, marked by AI-driven solutions that enhance efficiency and decision-making in various sectors.

DISCOVERING THE ERA OF EDUCATIONAL TECH

The era of educational technology has revolutionized learning by integrating digital tools and AI, making education more accessible, personalized, and engaging. This transformation, however, faces challenges like the digital divide and demands continuous adaptation from educators and institutions.

Previous but lasting ALUMNI

VITO KAHLE | STARTUP SCOUT

Contact Us

If you have any questions or special requirements, we may have to cover, please feel free to write Vito a personal mail. He will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

FAQs

The Hinterland of Things Conference is a one-day event, where you connect with explicitly selected Series A/B startups, CEOs and innovation drivers. We bring Germany’s brightest innovators together to create a joint digital future with leading hidden champions. You can expect outstanding speakers and an exciting program! Meet startups on-site, experience founders & experts live on stage, listen to first-hand founder stories and much more.

The Hinterland Conference is on 13 June 2024.

Conference Program: 9:30 am – 6:00 pm

Conference Party: 7:00 pm – 1:00 am

The location is Stadthalle in Bielefeld. The address is Willy-Brandt-Platz 1, 33602 Bielefeld, Germany.

2x Conference Tickets + access to the Conference Party

All-inclusive branded Exhibition booth (as described in the offer)

Company profile in the Conference app & on our website

Lead Gen and access to Hinterland of Things Network

For us, lead gen is the abbreviation for lead generation. You will be able to track all the people you receive at your stand. With our event app, you can scan the QR code of the tickets. You will then receive a list of all the contacts you have scanned at your stand. This list complies with GDPR standards and you can use it.

At your booth you will find a standing table, a lockable container for your personal things and a monitor that you can play on. The logo will be printed on the booth.

If you would like to bring additional exhibits or roll-ups, please contact Vito and coordinate this with him.

Please think of an adapter for the monitor at your booth. More details will be announced soon.

The location Stadthalle Bielefeld is located directly at Bielefeld main station. It is only a few minutes’ walk from the main railway station to the entrance of the event. There will be signs on site to show you the way.

With your conference ticket you also have the option of travelling to our event free of charge on all trams and buses in Bielefeld throughout the day.

Please note: There are only a few car parks near the conference, so we recommend that you use public transport.

You can buy a special Hinterland of Things 2024 train ticket from Deutsche Bahn. The ticket has a fixed price, regardless of which station you will arrive at.

We are expecting you on 13 June 2024 at 7:30 am. Then you have one hour to settle in. At 8:30 am we open the doors.

We need the following things from you in advance:

  • Logo (high resolution) as a vector file (.eps, max. 6MB)

(cropped/transparent, white/negative, normal)

  • Team picture, Headup picture (513×512 pixel)
  • Short description about your startup in german & english (max. 1.000 letters)

Please send us the required logos and description as soon as possible, at the latest by 1 May 2024.

You will receive a separate mailing from Vito with an individual promotion code. This code enables you to draw a free ticket. You can order your two tickets, which are included in your Exhibition package, via our general ticket store.

Additional tickets can be purchased through our ticket store. Please contact Vito and he will send you a link to the appropriate ticket.

We will always keep you up to date. You can also follow us on Instagram and LinkedIn.  You can always repost our latest post. Soon you will receive images and text modules from us for your announcement as part of the Exhibition @Hinterland of Things.

Bielefeld, Germany

13 June 2024