Startupnight Ruhr 2021

Startupnight Ruhr 2021 is the only night you need to get in contact with corporates, investors and potential customers in the Ruhr area.
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We are looking for the best startups for Startupnight Ruhr 2021. Free booths, exclusive matchmaking and fantastic pitching opportunities. All for free and all in one application! When and where: April 22 & 23, 2021 at Warsteiner Music Hall, Phoenixplatz 4, 44263 Dortmund.


If there's only going to be one night to remember then it is Startupnight! This year, for the first time, Startupnight is coming to the Ruhr Area in Germany. After seven years of Startupnight in Berlin, we are excited to expand and explore the Ruhr Area with its specific industries and challenges.

Startupnight knows startups. We know you've had enough of endless pitch sessions and talks that only lead to a stack of business cards of the wrong people. We work tirelessly to find carefully curated startup partners, VCs and corporates that are truly interested in your focus area, passionate about cutting-edge technologies and want to connect with you. Whether it's product exhibition or professional matchmaking, we make sure there's a great fit for every single startup. 
Apply here now for your place at Startupnight in Dortmund. All you need to do is answer a few quick questions to help us get to know you and work out if you're the best fit for our wide group of partners and investors. Our expert jury will make their selection of startups to earn a place and we'll guarantee to let you know by May 5th at the latest.

If you're chosen, you'll get a free stand, 3 exhibitor tickets and full access to our incredible network and all parts of the Startupnight. 
To help us apply the finishing touches to the event we'll ask you for a deposit of 250€ which will be refunded in full if you attend or cancel in time. Cancellations after March 22 will receive a 50% refund - after April 5 , the cancellation fee will be 100%.

When: May 22 & 23, 2021
Where: Warsteiner Music Hall, Phoenixplatz 4, 44263 Dortmund


Show your product to hundreds of visitors!

Free booth and event tickets

Show your product to hundreds of visitors!
Startupnight is one of the most renowned startup events in Europe. Not only investors and corporates, but also hundreds of visitors will be present at the event. Our jury will select the most promising startups to receive free startup tickets, an exhibitor stand worth 1500€ and access to our network of corporates and investors.
Meet corporates and investors in exclusive sessions!


Meet corporates and investors in exclusive sessions!
In the Pitch & Pitchers Session, one day before the main event, startups will pitch their product in an exclusive setting in front of all investors and then enjoy a cold beer, 1:1 discussions and networking.

In the Speeddating sessions, start-ups will meet our corporates and investors in exclusive 1:1 sessions, all based on a matchmaking process which helps us make the most relevant contacts possible.

On the topic-specific pitching stages, start-ups can present their products to interested customers, partners or investors.
Get feedback and expand your network


Get feedback and expand your network
At all our events, startups get a lot of opportunities to expand their network and to get feedback from a wide variety of potential customers.

Project terms

Access the project terms(PDF) here.

About Startupnight

Startupnight is one of the biggest events, where startups showcase their products to international corporates and investors. Startupnight takes place in Berlin, Ruhr Area and Dubai. Learn More

Any Questions?

Mailé Biraben
Octorank Project Manager