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One event –
many possibilities!

Are you looking for business partners, young talents or investors? The digital platform of ruhrSUMMIT gives you many opportunities to get in touch with the right people to realise your intentions. Great people and inspiring discussions are waiting for you - be open minded!


At the virtual EXPO, B2B start-ups and companies from all industries will exchange ideas and establish contacts. New synergies, customer relationships and investment opportunities are created here.

Match making area

Meet in video chats on our platform and use the opportunity to find potential business partners, conduct job interviews or introduce yourself to investors.

Speed Matches

In short 3-minute 1:1 meetings, start-ups are connected in rotation with investors or other potential business partners. Let yourself be surprised who you get to know!

Fuck Up Night

Successful entrepreneurs talk about their biggest fuck-ups on the long road to success in exciting, crisp presentations. There will be a Q&A session after each speaker. The aim is to cultivate the fear of failure in the course of starting a business.
"Once again I am very impressed by the diversity of the actors, the size of the event, the dynamics, and the sense of new beginnings that can be felt here on behalf of the entire Ruhr region ..."
Christoph Büth (Head of Equity Finance, NRW.BANK - Premium Partner #RS2019 & #RS2020)
"The strengths of the ruhrSUMMIT are clearly in the B2B area [...]. That's why it is also the region's strength that we work together with established businesses and start-ups here".
Dirk Opalka (CEO, Initiativkreis Ruhr, main sponsor #RS2019 & #RS2020
FOR 2021