PHOENIX CONTACT Innovation Ventures is hosting its Start-up-Day 2.0 on November 21, 2018

Published: 14 August 2018

Due to our successful 1st Start-up-Day, which took place in last year’s November, we strongly wanted to repeat the event again this year. Therefore we are looking once again for innovative high-tech Start-ups as we would like to give them the opportunity to pitch their innovations and bring together PHOENIX CONTACT top managers, selected investors and our business partners.

At PHOENIX CONTACT Innovation Ventures, the venture capital arm of the PHOENIX CONTACT Group, we recently have been able to close our 6th direct investment into Canadian based Tech-Company iS5 Communications Inc. As we are delighted to continue our growth path we would like to organize our pitch event for the 2nd time in Bad Pyrmont to bring together and connect Start-ups with a strong industrial player and also our business partners, aiming to serve as an initial point for potential future partnerships.

Our main focus on Start-ups for the pitch event is starting from today’s PHOENIX CONTACT key markets: industrial controls and automation, electrical connection technology, digitization and related technology segments. Following these markets our investment strategy is to look for Start-ups with highly disruptive technologies and business models that have an innovation in the following sectors: IIoT, Industry 4.0, Big Data & Analytics, Cyber Security, Cloud & Industrial Communication, VR/AR, Smart Services, Smart Infrastructure, Smart Energy, Platform Technologies and AI.

Your way to participate on our event:


If you want to apply for the pitch event please send your pitch deck to rdelaguilamacher[at] Click here for more information. Beside the pitch event we would like to give Start-ups the opportunity to present themselves through a fair in our industry solution center in Bad Pyrmont.


In addition to the pitch event, an exciting keynote speech and a panel discussion will be held.  If you are interested in attending the event, please feel free to register directly via our registration form. You can find more information about the event here.

We look forward to welcoming you to this event.

Program November 21, 2018:

9:30     Walk-in
10:00   Welcome Speech
10:15   Keynote Speech / Presentation
11:00   Networking & Fair
11:30   Pitch Event I – 5 Start-ups á 5min
12:15   Flying Buffet & Fair
13:15   Panel Discussion
14:15   Pitch Event II – 5 Start-ups á 5min
15:00   Live-Voting & Award Ceremony
15:15   Conclusion & Networking