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International Stage

Best practices for successful internationalization

International expansion is not always easy. At the International Stage of our partner RuhrIHK on October 28, you will get exclusive insights from founders who have already gone this way.

International duets

In addition to start-ups that have successfully made their way abroad and talk about their motivation and the ups and downs of internationalization, we welcome representatives of the respective Chambers of Commerce Abroad (AHK), who know the ecosystem well and support regional start-ups in opening up new markets.

1:15 PM – 2:00 PM

Internationalisation USA: Successes and best practices of US expansion using the example of SalesViewer®

The US is the largest and most important digital market in the world. Nearly all the tech giants are based there and are stimulated by a dynamic start-up ecosystem. The first step towards this is not easy, but it can be successful. Irene from the AHK in New York and Benjamin, who has successfully opened up the US market with his Bochum-based start-up SalesViewer®, will tell you how this can be done and how you can also achieve great success in the USA from Bochum.


Director Business Network, Startups & Events of the AHK USA/, New York

Benjamin Gregor

Managing Director of SalesViewer® GmbH, Bochum
Afterwards you can ask questions to the speakers in the Q&A!
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

Tech scouting in China: possibilities of an almost infinite market

China is a high-tech location with an exciting start-up ecosystem. You can find out here what opportunities this huge market offers start-ups. Directly from Beijing, Maren from the AHK will give you a first insight into what is happening on site. Kristian from TriMeXa is on site several times a year as a tech expert and reports on how he tracks down tech trends and supports Chinese companies in brand building in Germany.

Introduction to the start-up and innovation ecosystem


Innovation Consultant | Founder

Tech trends from China: successfully tracking down and building up brands in Germany.


CEO and founder of TriMeXa GmbH, Leverkusen
Q&A - Come into the exchange with each other!

Pitch final Start.up! Germany Tour

Be there on the International Stage when the winning start-up of the international pitch final is presented on the Start.up! Germany Tour!

During the tour, organized by the RuhrIHK and AHK, international start-ups from over 30 countries will get to know various German start-up hotspots on a - this time digital - tour and can make contacts. In previous years, ruhrSUMMIT has already been the highlight of the tour and we are looking forward to welcoming great start-ups from all over the world again this time!

FOR 2021