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Investor conference at embedded world
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VC meets Industry 10.04.2024

Networking event for investors, industry & entrepreneurs

For the first time this year, a new networking event will take place during embedded world.  "investors-forum@embedded-world: VC meets Industry" is a joint project of NürnbergMesse in cooperation with BayStartUp. With this new format, we are building a bridge between the active startup scene in the embedded community and decision-makers from the manufacturing and user industry, research & development and the financial world (VCs).

Whether you're an innovation manager looking to explore new technologies or a (strategic) investor looking for potential investments - we have something for you.

Our programme:

  • Keynotes from corporates, startups & VCs: How does the C-level of semiconductor companies react to current megatrends? What do startup founders think about development cooperations and strategic investments? How does a venture capitalist find promising technology companies? 
  • Panel discussion: Take the opportunity to ask your questions in the subsequent discussion and get to know the perspectives of corporates, start-ups and investors.
  • Exchange of experience and networking: Exchange ideas in a confidential atmosphere with managing directors, innovation managers, investors and founders on the future topics of your company. 
  • Startup pitches & exhibition: During the pitches and in the accompanying exhibition, you will get to know a large selection of fast-growing startups that solve important problems and open up new markets with embedded technologies. After the pitches, there will be the opportunity to hold one-on-one meetings.

The programme in detail

  • Opening reception - 14:00 - 14.30
    Opening reception - 14:00 - 14.30
  • Part 1: Industry Trends & Innovation - 14:30 - 15:20

    Opening Welcome
    Benedikt Weyerer (NürnbergMesse), Carsten Rudolph (BayStartup)

    Semiconductor Industry Megatrends
    Thomas Foj (Avnet Silica)

    Global Startup cooperation
    Lamin Ben-Hamdame (Infineon)

    BREAK: 15:20 - 15:35

  • Part 2: Investment & Transactions - 15:35 - 16:25

    Deeptech Investments - Opportunities and risks
    Romy Schnelle, managing director HTGF 

    Startup takeovers - exit or innovation boost
    Tobias Rauss, Head of M&A, Infineon

    Panthronics - the journey from startup to corporate
    Mark Dickson, ex Panthronics, now Global Head of Business Development for Connectivity, Renesas

    BREAK: 16:25 - 16:40

  • Part 3: Startups & Strategies - 16:40 - 17:30

    Leading international embedded Startup Innovators
    5 Startup Pitches 

    Scale up strategies for technology startups 
    Tobias Rauss (Infineon), Romy Schnelle (HTGF), Thomas Foj (Avnet) 

  • Get-together in Startup Area (Hall 3A) - 17:30 - 20:00

    50+ Startups, guided tours in startup area, Avnet Renesas Startup

    Challenge award ceremony, Industry & Investors meetup

What to expect:

  • All stakeholders of the hardware startups ecosystem: industrial players, VCs, CVCs, startups
  • Latest technology trends in electronics, embedded systems and semiconductors
  • Discuss the hot topics of embedded systems & software as an investment opportunity: embedded GPUs, application software and AI, embedded vision, electronic displays, M2M communication and cybersecurity
  • Exclusive networking with top management and M&A executives from leading industrial hardware and software companies and investors
  • Insights into acquisition strategies of global players
  • Get to know all 40+ exhibiting startups at embedded world – in the dedicated startup area  

Why you should participate: 

  • Exclusive insights into the innovation strategies of market leaders 
  • Insights to better screen your investment targets
  • Insights into the latest startup acquisitions in the field of electronics an embedded software

The event includes a free trade fair ticket to visit embedded world.

Investor conference

When & where?

  • April 10, 2024, 14:00 - 18:00
  • Exhibition Center, Nürnberg
  • Ticket fee: 99 Euro including VAT
The number of participants is limited. You will be informed of an acceptance or rejection within a few days of your registration.




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Notices on data protection

The data provided during your registration will be processed and stored by NürnbergMesse GmbH exclusively for the purposes required in connection with the organization of the event. Please note that the above data will be passed on to BayStartUp GmbH as a partner of the event for the above-mentioned purposes. Further information on data protection can be found at: www.embedded-world.de/en/data-protection.

We would like to point out that photos and/or film recordings will be made at times during the event. The recorded image material may be used in particular for publication in print and online media of the organizer or BayStartUp GmbH (e.g. in the BayStartUp blog, for press releases, newsletters, social media, BayStartUp magazine – legal basis: Art. 6 para. 1 letter f EU-GDPR). You can object to this at any time by contacting the organizer. Information relevant to data protection, in particular regarding your rights and how to contact us, can be found at www.embedded-world.de/en/data-protection.


Benedikt Weyerer is Director embedded world

Benedikt Weyerer

Director embedded world

Send email +49 9 11 86 06-88 30
Contact Barbara Dombay

Barbara Dombay

Head of Investor Network BayStartUP

Send email +49 911 13 13 97-30