Global Partner

Pictet

Pictet

Founded in 1805 in Geneva, the Pictet Group is today one of Europe’s largest privately held banks and the leading independent asset management specialist in Europe, with CHF 528 billion in assets under management and custody. Pictet has 4,300 employees with a global presence of 27 offices. Pictet has been our partner for the last 8 years and we have together organised +30 events in 4 different tracks and 6 Tech Tour Growth Summits.

Host Partner

Invest in Bavaria

Invest in Bavaria

Invest in Bavaria has been in existence since 1999 and offers companies a wealth of services for all stages of setting up a business in the state, from the planning phase, throughout the search for and selection of a location, to implementation. Even once companies are successfully settled, Invest in Bavaria continues to support them, such as during a planned expansion. The team of regional advisors complements the services provided by Invest in Bavaria and gives foreign companies access to Bavaria's regions: The regional advisors in this field are characterised by close cooperation and a bilateral exchange of information with the regional economic promoters, as well as the implementation of joint projects. But the Team Regional are also the right people to contact for general issues to do with settlement policy. Benefit from the key advantages we offer you. Our service is free, confidential and individual. Our team is international and we are there for you locally, worldwide. Choose the ideal location. Choose Bavaria. And Invest in Bavaria as the expert partner at your side.

 

Gold Partner

Bayern Kapital

Bayern Kapital

Bayern Kapital GmbH is a Bavarian venture capital company and was founded as part of the "Bavarian Future Initiative" as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the LfA Foerderbank Bayern (Bavaria's development bank) at the end of 1995. The objective of Bayern Kapital is to finance research and development and market launch of new products. In this effort Bayern Kapital usually acts as co-investor in cooperation with a lead investor. The "Bayern Kapital model" is unique in Germany. Bayern Kapital has now developed into an essential location factor and driver of private financing in Bavaria.

Business Valais

Business Valais

Business Valais is the entity of the State of Valais for economic promotion at the service of companies and entrepreneurs. As the welcome gateway at the heart of the cantonal administration, Business Valais is available to companies for all matters related to the private economy and the public sector. Business Valais is the preferred partner for entrepreneurs or project developers wishing to expand their business in Valais, whether they require business services and advice, financial assistance or company tax exemptions.

Cleantech Alps

Cleantech Alps

CleantechAlps, Western Switzerland’s cleantech cluster CleantechAlps is the platform dedicated to the development of the clean technology sector in western Switzerland. The region’s gateway to the cleantech field, its purpose is to bring together all the research organisations, industries and services that contribute to the protection and conservation of natural resources and the production of renewable energy. CleantechAlps is the region’s driving force for the development of the sector, promoting interaction between businesses and players in the field, and increasing their visibility. www.cleantech-alps.com/en

Silver Partner

Bryan, Garnier & Co

Bryan, Garnier & Co

Bryan, Garnier & Co is a European, full service growth-focused independent investment banking partnership founded in 1996. The firm provides equity research, sales and trading, private and public capital raising as well as M&A services to growth companies and their investors. It focuses on key growth sectors of the economy including Technology, Media & Telecoms, Healthcare, Smart Industries & Energy, Consumer, Brands & Retail and Business Services. Bryan, Garnier & Co is a fully registered broker dealer authorised and regulated by the FCA in Europe and the FINRA in the U.S. Bryan, Garnier & Co is headquartered in London, with additional offices in Paris, Munich and New York. The firm is a member of the London Stock Exchange and Euronext.

European Investment Bank

European Investment Bank

The European Investment Bank is the lending arm of the European Union. We are the biggest multilateral financial institution in the world and one of the largest providers of climate finance. We help the economy, create jobs, promote equality and improve lives for EU citizens and for people in developing countries. The EIB Group has two parts: the European Investment Bank and the European Investment Fund. The EIF specialises in finance for small businesses and mid-caps. We have more than 60 years' experience and expertise in project financing. Headquartered in Luxembourg, we have a network of local and regional offices in Europe and beyond.

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm. We provide the world’s preeminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 4000 lawyers and other legal staff based in Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa and the Middle East. Recognized for our industry focus, we are strong across all the key industry sectors; financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare . Through our global risk advisory group we leverage our industry experience with our knowledge of legal, regulatory, compliance and governance issues to provide our clients with practical solutions to the legal and regulatory risks facing their businesses. Wherever we are, we operate in accordance with our global business principles of quality, unity and integrity. We aim to provide the highest possible standard of legal service in each of our offices and to maintain that level of quality at every point of contact.

Orrick

Orrick

Orrick is a tech-focused, full-service law firm passionate about entrepreneurship and guiding the success of early ventures. We provide advice on tactical approaches to companies and investors, from incubation to strategic exit and future growth opportunities. Leveraging our global resources, as well as deep-rooted relationships in Silicon Valley, we provide critical insight into this rapidly evolving and increasingly competitive marketplace. Our global footprint enables us to scale with our local emerging technology clients and offer seamless service as they grow and expand. We put our network to work for our clients - wherever they are in the world. Our lawyers work intimately with over 2,700 technology company clients and over 100 venture capital firms. Over the past 12 months, Orrick has helped raise over $14.6 billion in venture capital financings globally through over 860 transactions in 35 countries.

Bronze Partner

European Innovation Council

European Innovation Council

SME Instrument, part of the European Innovation Council Pilot, supports market-creating innovation in small and medium-sized businesses that have significant growth potential and global ambitions. Each applicant SME goes through a rigorous review and selection process: Over 50,000 have applied but less than 6% have been selected. Besides funding, which starts at 50,000 Euros and can grow to 2.5 million Euros, each SME participant receives world-class business coaching, training and support services, from idea development to product launch in the market.

Silverpeak

Silverpeak

Silverpeak provides independent advice on M&A and financing transactions to outstanding growth technology companies. Our team has 150 years combined experience and over 200 completed deals in technology investment banking with deep domain expertise in Enterprise Software & SaaS, FinTech, Enabling Technologies, Business Services, Internet & Digital Media, Healthtech and Mobility. Our network of relationships and reach is truly global, serving clients across Europe and beyond: the vast majority of our deals involve counterparties from the US, Europe and Asia. In addition to our multi-national team, Silverpeak is a member of Globalscope, the international M&A advisor network, with people on the ground in over 45 countries across every continent.

Venture IQ

Venture IQ

There are a zillion tech companies out there. Venture IQ identifies the ones you should know about and helps you partner with them. Harnessing over 35 years of combined venture capital experience, Venture IQ has developed a proprietary data-driven deal sourcing approach that allows us to quickly build a high volume of leads in any required industry. In addition we provide deal services ranging from screening to closing and portfolio management to clients on an exclusive basis.

 

Club Member

Elmos Semiconductor AG

Elmos Semiconductor AG

Elmos develops, produces and markets semiconductors and sensors, primarily for use in the automotive industry. Our components communicate, measure, regulate and control safety, comfort, powertrain and network functions. For over 30 years, Elmos innovations have been bringing new functions to life and making mobility worldwide safer, more comfortable and more energy efficient. Elmos semiconductors are used where innovations matter. New developments aim on solving the challenges of the future megatrends, such as autonomous driving, electro mobility / less CO2 as well as more safety, connectivity and comfort. We inspire our customers with this: An ever-growing customer base and a well-developed product portfolio confirm this.

 

Support Partner

IESE Business School

IESE Business School

IESE is one of the world’s leading business schools. We help companies and careers to grow. Since 1958, our mission has been to develop leaders who want to have a deep, positive and lasting impact on people, firms and society through professional excellence, integrity and spirit of service. Our more than 100 full-time professors are active at the highest levels of business and academia, producing rigorous research and employing state-of-the-art teaching methodologies in our programs. Our unique global reach goes beyond our five international campuses, located in Barcelona, Madrid, New York, Sao Paulo and Munich. In our classrooms you’ll find the brightest talent from over 130 nations, and our 50,000 alumni, friends and partner companies can be found on every continent, industry and stage of life. We offer a wide range of executive education programs along with MBAs, including our Executive MBA, which was recently launched in Munich. Coming to IESE is a transformative experience. A way to learn. A mark to make. A world to change.

InsurTechHub Munich

InsurTechHub Munich

The InsurTech Hub Munich is an entrepreneurial platform that attracts, inspires and organizes key players and disruptors across industries and technologies to collaborate on groundbreaking, innovative insurance products and services – revolutionizing the future of Insurance. Challenging the status quo, startups, corporates, top universities, research centers, investors and the government have committed to building a safer future together.

Media Partner

Global Corporate Venturing

Global Corporate Venturing

Global Corporate Venturing is a trade paper for companies looking to take minority stakes in external, more nascent businesses, often as part of a broader innovation and business development policy. As a community website and monthly magazine, Global Corporate Venturing will help entrepreneurial businesses around the world and in all sectors expand.