Hanover/Dresden (Germany), March 15, 2016. At the world’s largest IT-trade fair CeBIT 2016, State capital Dresden and HighTech Startbahn are giving the start signal for the Europe-wide submission of applications to participate in HIGHTECH VENTURE DAYS 2016, held October 18 – 19, 2016 in Dresden. The HIGHTECH VENTURE DAYS are Europe’s largest forum for funding-seeking high-tech Start-ups and high-growth companies. The event further strengthens Dresden’s position as the European hub for high-tech venture capital. At CeBIT 2016, the software-and-founding location of Dresden will host 30 exhibitors and software enterprises. At the joint Saxon’s booth, 11 Start-up and high-growth companies will be showcasing IT-solutions for mobile communications and Smart Health.
Applications now being accepted for Europe’s leading High-Tech Investors’ Convention
Starting March 15, 2016, venture capital-seeking Start-ups and high-growth companies from the high-tech sector can apply for the HIGHTECH VENTURE DAYS 2016. Applications will be accepted through May 30, 2016. “Europe needs more active venture capital, so the technology-based, innovative Start-ups can develop into successful, internationally acting enterprises,” Bettina Voßberg, Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of HighTech Startbahn Netzwerk, says. “In October, the European HIGHTECH VENTURE DAYS will make Dresden the place to be for funding-seeking European high-tech Start-ups and high-growth companies.” Next to the opportunity to present themselves at a booth at CeBIT 2016, the 40 best high-tech enterprises will have a chance to introduce themselves to more than 70 international investors. Like in previous years, Vodafone will again support HIGHTECH VENTURE DAYS. TU Dresden and Vodafone have maintained a close partnership that spans more than 20 years. “Collaboratively, we develop new technologies for the future of telecommunications,” Hartmut Kremling, Innovation Ambassador of Vodafone says. “This is why we continue our great collaboration with HighTech Startbahn in Dresden.” So far, 11 Start-ups have emerged from the Vodafone Foundation’s Chair at TU Dresden, making the Saxon State capital an internationally recognized Center for 4G (LTE) and 5G research.