On June 13 and 14, 2017, the 4th International Investors Day will take place at HHL. In this event, founders, investors and representatives from big corporations will come together and will discuss how the topics of artificial intelligence (AI) and software as a service (SAAS) will disrupt current industries and what opportunities this will create for founders and investors. Thereby, the focus will be on the three industries Energy-Tech, Smart City and MedTech. Again, the event will be a mix of panel discussions and key-note speeches of investors, successful founders and industry experts. Various speakers from Silicon Valley will join the event and contribute the newest insights. In addition, founders can apply for the two founders competition – the HHL Best Founders Award (EUR 2,000 prize money) and the Best Bio-based Business Award (EUR 500 prize money) and pitch during the HHL International Investors Day.
For the second time, we will honor the best ideas from the bio-based economy and the energy field with the Best Bio-based Business Award. We are looking for the best pitches in the fields of bio-based and energy-based products and services. To take part, send your pitch deck (as pdf) to julia.busch-casler(at)hhl.de until May 5, 2017. Selected teams will be asked to take part in a virtual consultation (via a video conferencing tool) between May 10 and 18, 2017. The best entries will then be invited to pitch at HHL International Investors Day. Besides the award, the best idea will be awarded with EUR 500 prize money and is eligible for a fast track application for the TGZ Halle Accelerator. Antje Strom, Partner at KMPG will be head of the jury. Other members will include representatives from BioEconomy Cluster, Bio-Net Leipzig, the German Biomass Research Centre (DBFZ) and more.