The EVC finals are a great place for start-up’s to meet up and socialize with investors. A great networking opportunity. The standard and the quality of the start-up’s presenting was high. The winners of the finals are very likely the start-up’s that will find a way to win in the marketplace. Tech Tour is really doing a great job to develop and grow this critical ecosystem in Europe. A job well done.

Pierre Chauvineau, VP CRM & EP EMEA - Boston Scientific

    Attending EVC's yearly final is always an effective way to catch up on trends in the startup and investor communities. New markets, new business models, technology shifts, etc. everything is reviewed by the actors of innovative growth. This year was also the opportunity for us to sponsor a deep dive on a key technology area, and bring the community to form a point of view on the state of the art in technology, competitive landscape and strategic opportunities. Nowhere else could we have gathered so much expertise.

Jean-Michel Chardon, Sr Director, CTO Office & Site Leader - LOGITECH International
    Tech Tour not only helps us with fine-tuning our pitch and getting feedback from experts in the field, it also helped us get more visibility and grow our network. At each event organized by Tech Tour we found new investors and leads but also key opinion leaders who are explaining latest trends and opportunities. And for these reasons, I highly recommend any start-up and/or scale-up to follow Tech Tour and attend their events.

Hans Constandt, CEO & Founder - ONTOFORCE
    It was a great pleasure again to be at EVC in Düsseldorf with very strong companies and great pitches. I think the qualify of companies and entrepreneurs has never been as good as this year!

Peter van Gelderen, General Partner - Icos Capital
    The EVC provided great financing network and talks. I was able to gain a good overview about the start-up trends in Europe, in regard of technologies, products and business models within different markets.

Wolfram Glock, Managing Partner - Sirius Venture Partners

EVC 2017 was a good place to present Heliac’s solution and investment proposal to new potential investors from across Europe and to re-connect with parts of our existing network. 

Jakob Jensen, CCO - Heliac

    In 2018, Hamamatsu will establish corporate venture capital for investment to startups in early stage. It was a great opportunity attending  EVC Final in terms of not only presentations by startups but also practical questions from experts. .We should be able to apply what we learned at EVC final to our own evaluation processes. 

Keith Kobayashi, Business Development Manager - Hamamatsu

I had the chance to attend several Tech Tour events, both as a startup CEO and as an investor, and it had always been an excellent opportunity to meet with the brightest entrepreneurs and best companies. The organization is impeccable and the crowd highly qualified and inspirational. 

Philippe Laval, Chief Data Officer - Jolt Capital

    Tech Tour is a leading platform bringing new startups from different countries within Europe to meet investors. We especially like the concept as it has different angles, how it approaches the companies. In our case, we attended for example Nordic and Cleantech events. Thus we were able to meet investors having their focus on these segments. The final event was naturally best of all as it gathered most investors to meet with. The events as such are extremely professionally managed by a great and dedicated team.

Matti Malkamaki, CEO - Aurelia Turbines
    I very much enjoyed the event. I was impressed with the density of high-quality companies and entrepreneurs in combination with many life-changing innovations e.g. in mobility, Medtech, and the software space! 

Christoph Ortlepp, Investment Analyst - Earlybird Venture Capital

For an investor, the EVC provides both, exposure to top-notch European start-ups and an excellent opportunity to network with relevant investors.

Ulrich Schmitt, Investment Manager - High-Tech Gründerfonds Management

    EVC was a fantastic event that gave us the opportunity to network with potential investors and collaborators in formal and informal settings.

Claire Woodthorpe, General Manager - Lightpoint Medical