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Startupnight @Ruhr area

We are very excited to announce that Startupnight is spreading!
End of May 2020 Startupnight will take place in Ruhr area, the third-largest conurbation in Europe.

The program will include a startup exhibition, startup pitches, lots of opportunities to meet and get in contact with investors and corporate representatives as well as an inspiring stage program. We are working hard to finalize all details and will announce more information as soon as possible.

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Startupnight is one of Europe’s largest startup events, where startups present themselves to corporates, investors and potential customers. It offers you a great opportunity to get valuable information, meet interesting and experienced people from around the world, meet investors and corporates and to expand your network.


You want to participate as a startup?

Unfortunately an application is not yet possible, but please feel free to preregister.

Preregister here!

Our Partners and Friends


Become a partner of Startupnight

Meet hundreds of startups

Understand the startup culture

Find technologies you might want

Find innovations from around the globe

Find people for your company

Meet young professionals

Present yourself

Find clients and partners

You can drive home by taxi

No need to travel, we bring it to Dortmund

Corporate culture

Bring your staff and enjoy the party

See what the region offers

Meet the startup network

Educate your team

Get impact from experts

We offer special benefits for corporates, who support Startupnight with an individual sponsorship package. That’s in for corporate partners:

1 Get startup dealflow
Our partners benefit from the best possible startup dealflow. We will include your industry and focus areas into our tailored campaigns and our startup outreach. We will select only the best startups, which fit to our partner’s needs. Finally, you will get the chance to see these startup's presentations and engage in speed-datings with them.

2 Shape your innovation roadmap
Startupnight composes a very diverse program of presentations, discussions, deep dives and awards and keeps you up to date with the global startup and technology trends in your industry. 

3 Establish your brand in the innovation ecosystem
Is this your company's first engagement with startups? No worries, your brand will get the perfect access exposure to the innovation and startup ecosystem. Not only at the local event, but also through our broad digital media channels.

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Our Location - Walas PHOENIX West

Phoenix West

PHOENIX West is an area of 115 hectares in Dortmund, Germany. For over 160 years, the industrial complex of PHOENIX West was an icon for both the city and the region of North Rhein-Westphalia, whose local economy was based on coal and steel. 

Recognizing the important role of these landmarks for the local identity and the incredible potential of their reuse and repurpose to relaunch local economies, the World of Walas group has developed an holistic concept for the redevelopment of the area.