We believe that providing startups and young entrepreneurs with liquidity is a key accelerator for a healthy, flexible digital economy. At present, only 1-2 % of all business plans submitted to traditional venture capital companies receive funding. Therefore, ADVANCE – International Web & Startup Conference is actively supporting startups and young entrepreneurs in search of finance and business partners by introducing them to an international network of investors, supporters, and founders as well as showing the latest financing models beyond VC. With ADVANCE we provide an unconventional platform for a dialog on new, sustainable business models in the digital era.
ADVANCE – International Web & Startup Conference covers a broad range of highly relevant topics – not only for early-stage web companies: from technology foresight via equity market analysis to first-hand insights from renowned founders and experts. Unlike traditional conferences, ADVANCE offers unconventional, interactive formats, fostering valuable discourse and sustainable innovation. We aim to make our participants active contributors.
The unique selling point of ADVANCE lies within its diversity of perspectives: We are addressing startups, entrepreneurs, web specialists, VCs, business angels as well as representatives from traditional media companies, research and technology, politics and institutions. Our speakers come from digital media hubs all over Germany, Europe, and the US. ADVANCE expects 500 participants from across Europe. Join us now!
- BAND – Business Angels Netzwerk Deutschland
- European Pirate Summit
- European SME Week
- European Union
- Hanse Ventures
- H-FARM Ventures
- High-Tech Gründerfonds
- Gründerwettbewerb – IKT Innovativ
- Ministry of Federal Affairs, Europe and the Media of North Rhine-Westphalia
- Ministry for Economic Affairs, Energy, Building, Housing and Transport
- NUK Neues Unternehmertum Rheinland e.V.
- sandbox network
- The Startup Kids