HINTERLAND OF THINGS CONFERENCE
The “Hinterland of Things” conference is the lighthouse event for our B2B startup ecosystem. This annual tech conference provides a platform for personal exchange between leading stakeholders of the international startup scence – all in a family setting.
In the course of a day, Germany’s most outstanding drivers of innovation, aspiring and already successful founders, Hidden Champions and global leaders, investors and opinion makers, get together in the “Lokschuppen”, one of Bielefeld’s premier event locations, to discuss, to network, and to forge alliances for a shared digital future.
The Founders Foundation has been the host of the Hinterland of Things from the very start.
In 2020, up to 1.500 participants and over 120 VCs joined the conference. The event reaches up to 14 million people via print, TV and web.
Bielefeld – Make the Difference
The Hinterland of Things conference annually gets together a top-tier group of roughly 1.300 participants from the international startup scene. The location offers something new: Berlin has a whiff of Silicon Valley, Munich represents the focus on top players, New York style. Bielefeld? Bielefeld ranges between these two mindsets and unites both approaches.
That is what Ostwestfalen-Lippe with its B2B sweet spot and its “unfair advantage“ stands for: deeply rooted Mittelstand and established industry. Visionaries such as Verena Pausder, Frank Thelen or Dorothee Bär discuss ideas and launch cooperations with the attending talents on equal footing.
Great deals that shook the German media in 2020, such as the Schüttflix Invest or the Flaschenpost takeover, were envisioned or even launched in the context of the conference.
Stay tuned for the next Hinterland of Things conference on 17 February 2022.
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