THE HINTERLAND ALLIANCE
With our “Hinterland Allianz” – Hinterland Alliance – launched in 2019, we get the top players of the Ostwestfalen-Lippe region together in a unique network.
This includes strong partners from the local Mittelstand: Dr. Oetker, Miele, Claas, Böllhoff, Goldbeck, Wago, Phönix Contact, PWC and Schüco.
Via international connections, giants such as Slack, Facebook, Google, Amazon and the Startup Nation Central from Israel rank among the participants in this unique network.
The Hinterland Alliance is a strong pillar of our B2B startup ecosystem. It offers its members a platform for innovative discussion and exchange.
In our Hinterland Alliance, we get strong local partners together. This inclues:
Innovation Meets Mittelstand
The established Mittelstand companies of our alliance are faced with the challenges of digital transformation which must be solved.
We are convinced that almost every problem in the industry can be solved through digital and creative means. For that reason, we host the “Hinterland Hack” hackathon once a year where companies present 6 challenges based on real and current business problems. The participants are called to solve these problems innovatively and with the help of technology within 48 hours.
Together with our Hinterland Alliance members, the participants have solved one or the other seemingly impossible challenge during past Hinterland Hacks.
Save the Date
The next Hinterland Hack will take place from 17 to 19 September 2021.
You have an entrepreneurial mindset? You are doer and you want to build a startup that solves real problems of the industry? Then apply for the Hinterland Hack. The winning team will receive a prize of 5.000 EUR.
Become a Future-Designer
You want to join our active Hinterland Alliance with your company and help strengthen the region with your ideas?
Then contact Simon, our Director Hinterland.
Get To Know Our Network
Take a dive into our unique B2B startup ecosystem.
Hinterland of Things Conference
The Founders Foundation lighthouse event
The founders we have trained successfully – the fruits of our labor.
Mentors, Lecturers & Speakers
The people supporting our Education Programs
Open Innovation City (OIC)
A seminal initiative pushed by us – the Founders Foundation
With strong partners, we pursue our common mission.
Your Event – Our Rooms
Book rooms in the Founders Home for your networking event
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