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ATEC X 2020


Join our first fully digital congress for tech start-ups, investors, corporates and students on October 29th & 30th 2020.

Celebrate with us the anniversary of our entrepreneurship and tech congress and enjoy our event this year for free!

The Aachen Technology and Entrepreneurship Conference (ATEC) is the leading start-up and innovation event at RWTH Aachen University. 2020 marks our 10th anniversary, featuring special acts like the TechForFuture Challenge and an unprecedented startup pitch battle. Due to Covid-19 this year the conference will be held completely online for the first time.

  • Register until October 15th to participate in the Startup+Investor-Speeddating to meet up with VCs and Business Angels (registrations for the speed-dating are now closed)
  • Participate in the virtual expo and showcase your idea or product
  • Apply for our Startup-Pitch-Battle until October 25th to win an amazing price from our sponsor. For more pitch battle details click here and scroll down

  • Register until October 15th to participate in the Startup+Investor-Speeddating to meet up with various startups (registrations for the speed-dating are now closed)
  • Participate in the virtual expo and showcase your company (business angels only)

  • Virtual events can be interactive and engaging!
  • We want to engage you during our event with our goodiebox filled with surprises
  • The box will include:
    • ATEC X shirt
    • Cocktail mix set incl. glass for our evening event
    • Small LEGO creation set
    • Mint seed for you to plant & grow
  • Each box will be hand-packed by us (in accordance with all the hygienic standards) and sent out to you
  • Due to logistics, we can offer the goodiebox only for participants with German addresses

The ATEC X has always featured outstanding speakers sharing brilliant ideas and interesting insights. This year we are stepping it up a notch presenting you the best speaker line-up we’ve ever had in our ten year history including VCs, Entrepreneurs, and deep-tech corporates.

Ticket registrations are open NOW!

Jointly hosted by:
  • Collective Incubator e.V.
  • RWTH Innovation GmbH
  • digitalHUB Aachen e.V.
  • AC.E Aachener Entrepreneurship Team e.V.

Presented to you by


· Main Stage
Welcome to Europe's leading tech incubator
Dan Ram Prof. Dr. Malte Brettel
· Main Stage
Navigating our Event on Hopin
Dan Ram
· Main Stage
KEYNOTE: Dr. Carolin Gabor - Jookno
Dr. Carolin Gabor
· Main Stage
STARTUP_TOURNAMENT pitchbattle semi-finals part 1
Dan Ram
· Main Stage
KEYNOTE: Sven Schmidt - Machineseeker Group
Sven Schmidt
· Main Stage
Startup 101 at our Incubator
· Main Stage
KEYNOTE: Maximilian Tayenthal - N26
Maximilian Tayenthal
· Main Stage
KEYNOTE: Frank Thelen - Freigeist Capital
Frank Thelen
· Main Stage
PANEL DISCUSSION: Deep Tech Entrepreneurship
Jasper Masemann Prof. Wil van der Aalst Dr. Rasmus Rothe Laura Tönnies
· Main Stage
STARTUP_TOURNAMENT pitch battle semi-finals part 2
Dan Ram
· Main Stage
Digital Gym Session #1
· Main Stage
Dan Ram Prof. Elisabeth Clausen Dr. Kristina Wagner Thomas Haehn
· Main Stage
KEYNOTE: Dr. Florian Heinemann - Project A Ventures
Dr. Florian Heinemann
· Main Stage
Dan Ram Dr. Inga Noll Prof. Laura De Laporte Dr. Paolo Bavaj
· Startup Speed Dating
Investor & Startup Speed-Dating
· Main Stage
Evening Event
Dan Ram
· Main Stage
Welcome Back!
Dr. Oliver Grün Dan Ram
· Main Stage
KEYNOTE: Jan Frodeno
Jan Frodeno
· Main Stage
TechForFuture-Challenge - Intro & Showcase
· Main Stage
TechForFuture-Challenge - Team Pitches
· Main Stage
KEYNOTE: Céline Flores Willers - The People Branding Company
Céline Flores Willers
· Main Stage
KEYNOTE: Fabian von Trotha - Dieter von Holtzbrinck Ventures
Fabian von Trotha
· Main Stage
STARTUP_TOURNAMENT pitch battle finals
· Main Stage
Keynote: Dr. Marco Vietor - audibene
Dr. Marco Vietor
· Main Stage
TechForFuture-Challenge and STARTUP_TOURNAMENT Awards
Dan Ram
· Main Stage
Digital Gym Session #2
· Main Stage
digitalHUB Showcase “Entrepreneurship in Aachen”
· Main Stage
Alexander Hüsing Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart Matthias Notz Dr. Oliver Grün
· Main Stage
Closing Speech
Prof. Dr. Malte Brettel Dan Ram


Dr. Inga Noll

Trainee Innovation - Covestro

Jasper Masemann

Partner - HV Holtzbrinck Ventures

Vera Futorjanski

CEO & Founder - Veritas Ventures

Alexander Hüsing

Tech influencer and chief editor -

Prof. Elisabeth Clausen

Director at Institute for Advanced Mining Technologies (AMT) - RWTH Aachen University

Jan Frodeno

Olympic Champion & 3X IRONMAN World Champion

Dr. Paolo Bavaj

Head of Henkel Tech Ventures - Henkel AG

Prof. Laura De Laporte

RWTH Professor & Member of Scientific Board of the DWI - Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials

Dr. Florian Heinemann

Founding Partner - Project A Ventures

Prof. Wil van der Aalst

RWTH Professor & Head of Process and Data Science Chair

Thomas Haehn

CEO - HAHN Group

Maximilian Tayenthal

CFO & Founder - N26

Dr. Carolin Gabor

Co-Founder & CEO - Joonko

Dr. Kristina Wagner

Director RoX Program "The Robot X-perience" - KUKA AG

Dr. Oliver Grün

CEO - digitalHUB Aachen

Dan Ram

Moderator / MC

Sven Schmidt

CMO - Machineseeker Group

Céline Flores Willers

CEO & Founder - The People Branding Company

Frank Thelen

CEO & Founder - Freigeist Capital

Matthias Notz

CEO - German Accelerator

Dr. Marco Vietor

Founder - audibene

Laura Tönnies

CEO & Founder - corrux

Dr. Rasmus Rothe

Founder - Merantix

Prof. Dr. Malte Brettel

Host / RWTH Professor & Entrepreneur

Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart

State Minister for Economic Affairs, Digitization, Innovation and Energy

Fabian von Trotha

Managing Director - DvH Ventures


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