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Second edition of "Startup Pitch @ Young Tech Enterprises"

Following the 2016 premiere, HANNOVER MESSE and the German Startups Association are once again partnering to stage the competition "Startup Pitch @ Young Tech Enterprises" from 24 to 28 April 2017. Forty young companies compete not only for prize money, but also for potential investors, customers, partners and media coverage.

Each competitor has ten minutes to present his concept. The condition: impress with products and solutions relevant to HANNOVER MESSE – from industrial automation, power transmission and fluid technology, and energy to compressed air and vacuum technology, industrial supply and research. The pitches take place daily at the Young Tech Enterprises stage in Hall 3. A panel of experts selects the winner. Constantia New Business provides prize money of 1,000 euros.

"The Startup Pitch offers founders a tremendous opportunity to network with a large number of decision makers at HANNOVER MESSE," says Sonia Wedell-Castellano, project director at Deutsche Messe. "The format attracts investors, industry executives and incubators who are specifically looking for new technologies. At the pitches, they gather a quick, comprehensive overview of the latest projects that young innovators are working on."

"We are enhancing HANNOVER MESSE with the Startup Pitch at Young Tech Enterprises. Established companies and investors meet tomorrow’s market leaders in a short period of time. We invite them to cooperate and work together to build new businesses," says Sascha Schubert, co-chairman of the German Startups Association.

Applications for the Startup Pitch @ Young Tech Enterprises can be submitted at www.f6s.com/startuppitchyoungtechenterprises2017 . The deadline is 2 April 2017.

Young Tech Enterprises in Hall 3 is the hub of startup activity at HANNOVER MESSE. Founders and young companies meet startup networks, accelerators and economic development organizations as well as large companies and investors. The program features an exhibition area as well as a forum, pitching and matchmaking events, and workshops. Participants also profit from access to the thousands of exhibitors at HANNOVER MESSE. Young Tech Enterprises showcases 150 companies on a display area of 1,600 square meters in 2017.

German Startups Association (Bundesverband Deutsche Startups e.V.)

The German Startups Association advocates for an entrepreneur-friendly Germany and an innovative business community. As ambassador and representative of startups, the association maintains a dialog with political and business decision makers. The main tasks include establishing and connecting regional startup initiatives in Germany. More information is available at www.deutschestartups.org .