CATAPULTING

DEEP TECH FOUNDERS

FORWARD

14-16  MAY  2024
BERLIN
APPLY HERE

Who's at DTM

Deep Tech Momentum is an invite-only 3-day bootcamp for the
Top 100 European early-stage Deep Tech start-ups.

This carefully selected group will showcase the best Deep Tech entrepreneurs developing early-stage startups in the Deep Tech sphere. Those chosen will have the opportunity to meet the top joiners, investors, experts and mentors in Deep Tech in Europe.

VERTICAL FOCUS

Deep Tech Momentum is open to all Deep Tech startups across nine verticals. It includes a General & Novel AI track with mentors and investors specializing in a wide range of Deep Tech areas.

WHY JOIN DEEP TECH MOMENTUM AS A FOUNDER

Deep Tech Momentum is the go-to event for Europe's leading early stage Deep Tech founders, investors and corporates to accelerate and grow their businesses. Founders benefit in three ways:

Guaranteed Stage Pitch Time

All founders joining DTM will have a secured spot on stage during Day 3 to pitch their startup to top-tier European VCs, with a chance to win EUR 1mn investment prize and more. Notably, startups from past DTM editions have collectively raised over €31 million in funding through DTM.

FIND EMPLOYEES

 Meet 100+ talents with strong business or technical expertise for hiring or co-founding your business.

Find Customers

Gain access to corporate partners such as Telekom, Hubraum, Siemens, Airbus Group, Thales Alenia Space, LG Electronics, DB Schenker, EnBW, Henkel, BASF, SAP, and others. 

Mentors & Workshops

Accelerate your startup by participating in hands-on workshops, engaging in 1:1 sessions with industry-leading mentors, and joining peer coaching sessions. DTM offers content covering crucial topics such as redesigning value propositions, B2B sales for Deep Tech startups, and identifying effective monetization strategies.

WHY JOIN DEEP TECH MOMENTUM AS A JOINER

Sciencepreneurs

Scientists with Deep Tech IP aspiring to create a business.

Find your business co-founder.
Serial entrepreneurS

Entrepreneurs with a business background or abundant experience in founding startups.

Meet technical people, with strong domain & research expertise.
TALENTS

Talents with interest to work in a Deep Tech startup as one of the first employees.

Meet many startups and find your dream job opportunity.

WHAT'S AWAITING YOU?

Drive your Deep Tech startup to the next level. Dive into a 3-day DeepTech BootCamp where innovation takes center stage across three tracks: Novel AI, Bio, and Space.

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8:00
8:00-10:00
🎟️ Accreditation  
9:00
10:00
🎤Keynote Speech
• Robert Habeck - Vice Chancellor of Germany
10:10 -10:20
Main Stage
🎤 Opening DTM Panel
Panel: The Dawn of Deep Tech in Europe: Nurturing the Next Wave of European Tech Entrepreneurs in the 2020s
• Helene Huby (The Exploration Company)
• Rasmus Rothe (Merantix)
• Kelly Chen (NATO Innovation Fund)
• Martin Schilling (Techstars)
10:20 -10:40
Main Stage
🎤 Deep Tech Momentum Opening
9:45-10:10
Main Stage
11:00
🙋 Q&A with Panelists
10:40-10:55
Main Stage
🎤Briefing: Grow your Deep Tech Dream Team
10:55-11:00
Main Stage
☕️ Coffee Break  
11:00-11:30
🙌 Novel AI & General Track: Grow your Deep Tech Dream Team
This session includes startup and joiner speed dating across the three tracks of Deep Tech Momentum: Novel AI, Bio Builder, and New Space & Dual Use.
11:30 -13:00
Novel AI Stage
🙌 Bio Builder Track: Grow your Deep Tech Dream Team
This session includes startup and joiner speed dating across the three tracks of Deep Tech Momentum: Novel AI, Bio Builder, and New Space & Dual Use.
11:30 -13:00
Bio Builder Stage
🙌 New Space & Dual Use Track: Grow your Deep Tech Dream Team
This session includes startup and joiner speed dating across the three tracks of Deep Tech Momentum: Novel AI, Bio Builder, and New Space & Dual Use.
11:30 -13:00
New Space & Dual Use Stage
12:00
13:00
🥑 Lunch  
13:00-14:00
14:00
💡 Workshop: Find Your North Star As Early-Stage Startup - 10 Formulas To Boost Your Fundraising Success (Part I)
• Martin Schilling (Techstars)
14:00 -15:30
Novel AI Stage
💡 Workshop: Forging (More) Effective Founding Teams
• Cornelius Schaub
14:00 -15:30
Bio Builder Stage
💡 Workshop: The Top 10 Mistakes of B2B Sales for Deep Tech Startups
• Matthias Hilpert
14:00 -15:30
New Space & Dual Use Stage
15:00
☕️ Coffee Break  
15:30-16:00
16:00
💡 Workshop: Find Your North Star As Early-Stage Startup - 10 Formulas To Boost Your Fundraising Success (Part II)
• Martin Schilling (Techstars)
16:00 -17:30
Novel AI Stage
💡 Workshop: From Code to Culture: Recruiting the Right Business Hire for Your Tech Team
• Clément Vanden Driessche (Elaia)
16:00 -17:30
Bio Builder Stage
💡 Workshop: Engineering Mastery the SpaceX Way - Rapid Iteration in a Hardware-Rich Environment
• Bulent Atlan (Alpine Space)
16:00 -17:30
New Space & Dual Use Stage
💡 Workshop: Compliance Without Compromise: Mastering European AI Regulation as a Deep Tech Startup
• Robert Kilian (Merantix)
16:00 -17:30
Schumacher Workshop Room
17:00
18:00
🥂 Founders Social Event
18:00-20:00
19:00
20:00
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09:00
🎤 Opening Keynote & panel: “Europe’s AI Dawn: Fast-Tracking Novel AI Founders in Europe”
• Thomas Oehl (Vsquared Partners)
• Jasper Masemann (Cherry Ventures)
• Feiyu Xu (Nyonic)
• Isabelle Flanagan (Techstars)
9:00 -10:30
Novel AI Stage
🎤 Opening Keynote & panel: “Bio Builders Unleashed: Fast-Tracking Bio Builder Founders in Europe”
• Manuel Grossmann (Amino Collective)
• Prof. Detlev Riesner (Quiagen)
Susanne K. Schorsch (Amadeus)
• Wanying Zhang (Techstars)
9:00 -10:30
Bio Builder Stage
🎤 Opening Keynote & panel: “Expanding the New Space Frontier: Fast- Tracking New Space Founders in Europe”
• Bulent Atlan (Alpine Space)
• Steven Jacobs (Lakestar)
• Daniel Metzler (Aerospace)
• Johann-Dietrich Wörner (acatech, former ESA Vorsitzender)
• Martin Schilling (Techstars)
9:00 -10:30
New Space & Dual Use Stage
10:00
☕️ Coffee Break  
10:30-11:00
11:00
💬 Novel AI & General Track: Mentor Madness
This session includes 1:1 speed dating sessions with Deep Tech mentors across the three tracks of Deep Tech Momentum.
11:00 -13:00
Novel AI Stage
💬 Bio Builder Track: Mentor Madness
This session includes 1:1 speed dating sessions with Deep Tech mentors across the three tracks of Deep Tech Momentum.
11:00 -13:00
Bio Builder Stage
💬 New Space & Dual Use Track: Mentor Madness
This session includes 1:1 speed dating sessions with Deep Tech mentors across the three tracks of Deep Tech Momentum.
11:00 -13:00
New Space & Dual Use Stage
12:00
13:00
🥑 Lunch  
13:00-14:00
14:00
💡 Workshop: Make Your Case: Present Your (POC) Project Idea To 7 Leading Corporates
• Tim Miksche (Audi Denkwerkstatt)
14:00 -15:30
Novel AI Stage
💡 Workshop: A Fireside Chat with Brad Feld
• Brad Feld (Techstars)
• Martin Schilling (Techstars)
14:00 -15:00
Bio Builder Stage
💡 Workshop: The Blue or the Red Pill? Choosing between Corporate and Traditional Venture Capital as Deep Tech Startup
• Robert Gallenberger (Matterwave Ventures)
• Gerrit Schulte (Zeiss Ventures)
• Benedikt Klaes (Zeiss Ventures)
14:00 -15:30
New Space & Dual Use Stage
💡 Workshop: Forging An Effective IP Strategy for A Deep Tech Startup
• Robert Briske (Osborne Clarke)
• Dr Agnieszka Sztoldman (Osborne Clarke)
16:00 -17:30
Schumacher Workshop Room
15:00
☕️ Coffee Break  
15:30-16:00
16:00
💡 Workshop: Building Traction Fast: Crafting an Effective Operating System for Your Deep Tech Startup
• Markus Bohl (Intel)
16:00 -17:00
Novel AI Stage
💡 Workshop: Demystifying How VCs Make Deep Tech Investment Decisions
• Lukas Leitner (Lakestar)
16:00 -17:00
New Space & Dual Use Stage
💡 Workshop: Deep Tech Sales: Mastering the Art of Winning Corporates as Customers
• Olaf Joeressen (HTGF)
16:00 -17:00
Schumacher Workshop Room
17:00
💡 Workshop: Your Fast Lane to a PoC With Deutsche Telekom
• Axel Menneking (hub:raum - Deutsche Telekom’s tech incubator)
• Verena Dillenburg (hub:raum - Deutsche Telekom’s tech incubator)
17:00 -18:30
Novel AI Stage
💡 Workshop: Decoding Deep Tech Investments: How Investors Evaluate Deep Tech Startups
• Philipp Semmer (Earlybird)
17:00 -18:30
Bio Builder Stage
💡 Workshop: Strategic Partnerships 101: Winning Over Pharmacies and Diagnostic Companies for Your Bio Startup
• Mirko Stange (SLS)
17:00 -18:30
New Space & Dual Use Stage
💡 Workshop: Mastering European Data Protection for LLM performance
• Piotr Kaniewski (Osborne Clarke)
17:00 -18:30
Schumacher Workshop Room
18:00
19:00
🥂 Investor Dinner
This is an invite-only dinner held outside the event venue for the Investment Partners and VIP guests of Deep Tech Momentum. This exclusive event requires a personal invitation.
19:30-23:00
20:00
21:00
22:00
23:00
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09:00
🎤 Novel AI & General Track: Welcome, Prep & Pre-Selection Pitching
9:30 - 11:30
Novel AI Stage
🎤 Bio Builder Track: Welcome, Prep & Pre-Selection Pitching
9:30 - 11:30
Bio Builder Stage
🎤 New Space & Dual Use: Welcome, Prep & Pre-Selection Pitching
9:30 - 11:30
New Space & Dual Use Stage
10:00
11:00
☕️ Coffee Break  
11:30-12:00
12:00
🎤 Pitch Finale
12:00 - 13:00
Main Stage
13:00
🎤 Deep Tech Momentum Closing
13:00-13:30
Main Stage
14:00
15:00

IMPACT

500+

Early-stage deep tech founders accelerated

150+

Investors & mentors connected

€31M+

Investments facilitated post participation

~600

Founders & mentors matched

50+

Partnerships & collaborations

Close-up portrait of Susanne Schorsch, Partner at Amadeus Capital Partners
Deep Tech Momentum offered a remarkable opportunity to engage with some of Europe's best early-stage Deep Tech founders. We have found very exiting startups at the conference that we want to invest in.
Susanne K.Schorsch
Partner | Amadeus Capital Partners
Close-Up Portrait of Steven Jacobs, Partner at Lakestar
Deep Tech Momentum provides a unique environment where European entrepreneurs, top universities, and investors can get together and exchange ideas.
Steven Jacobs
Partner | Lakestar
Close-up Portrait of Tommy Oehl, Partner at Vsquared Ventures
The quality of Deep Tech founders at DTM was truly inspiring. The three-day bootcamp in particular is a remarkable program that helps early-stage Deep Tech founders to build their businesses faster and to get funding easier.
Thomas Oehl
Partner | Vsquared Ventures
Close-up portrait of Philipp Semmer, Partner at Earlybird
Deep Tech Momentum offered a remarkable opportunity to engage with some of Europe's best early-stage Deep Tech founders. We have found very exiting startups at the conference that we want to invest in.
Philipp Semmer
Partner | Earlybird
Close-up Portrait of Arshia Gratiot, Founder and CEO of Eupnoos
Events like DTM are too few in number. The energy, enthusiasm and “can do” spirit was palpable. I met some incredible people and have now connected with VCs I would never have had the opportunity to meet. Massive shout-out to the Techstars Berlin team!
Arshia Gratiot
Founder & CEO| Eupnoos
Close-up portrait of Florian Schilli, Founder and CEO of Sat:io
This three-day on-site bootcamp proved to be a transformative experience, providing invaluable insights from esteemed mentors, investors, and fellow founders within the deep tech sector.
Florian Schilli
Founder & CEO | Sat:io
Close-up portrait of Laura Hösen, Sales development at IONOS
As a partner at Deep Tech Momentum, I was immersed in a vibrant ecosystem of innovation and collaboration. One of the highlights of the event was the opportunity to network with other partners, industry experts and entrepreneurs. The networking sessions allowed me to forge new partnerships, share ideas, and explore opportunities for collaboration.
Laura Hösen
Sales Development | IONOS
Close-up portrait of Bhushan Chhatre, Startup Manager at Microsoft
Last week, I had the absolute pleasure of attending the Deep Tech Momentum event in Aachen. The event brought together the perfect ecosystem for three exciting days.
Bhushan Chhatre
Startup Manager | Microsoft

2024 PARTNERS

INSTITUTIONAL PARTNERS

ambassadors

MaIN PARTNERS

INVESTMENT PARTNERS

SELECTED PARTICIPATING INVESTORS

MENTORS FROM

NETWORK PARTNERS

MEDIA PARTNERS

And more to come!

Selected Speakers & Mentors at DTM'24

Robert Habeck
Vice Chancellor of Germany | Minister of Economy and Climate Action
Brad Feld
Co-Founder | Techstars
Co-Author | Ventures Deals
Partner | Foundry
Malte Brettel
Professor & Head of innovation | RWTH Aachen University
Shirley Romig
Chief Accelerator Investment Officer | Techstars
Steve Jacobs
Partner & CPO | Lakestar
Thomas Oehl
General Partner | Vsquared Ventures
Jasper Masemann
Partner | Cherry Ventures
Hélène Huby
Founder & CEO | The Exploration Company
Clément Vanden Driessche
Investment Director | Elaia Partners
Rasmus Rothe
Co-Founder | Merantix
Bulent Altan
Founding Partner | Alpine Space Ventures
Philipp Semmer
Partner | Earlybird-X
Maxi Pethö-Schramm
Early Stage Investor | HV Capital
Jan Miczaika
Partner | HV Capital
Fabian Gruner
Principal | HV Capital
Dr. Fei Tian
Principal | MIG Capital
Thong Le Hoang
Principal | Visionaries Tomorrow
Thomas Sattelberger
Former State Secretary | Federal Ministry of Research and Education
Rob Desborough
CEO & Managing Director | Seraphim Space
Joram Voelklein
Founding Partner | Alpine Space Ventures
Lukas Leitner
Investment Team | Lakestar
Vincent Clot
Business and Open Innovation Director | Thales Alenia Space
Daniel Metzler
CEO | Isar Aerospace
Anna Christmann
Commissioner for Digital Economy and Startups | Federal Ministry for Economics and Climate Action
Martin Schilling
Managing Director | Techstars Berlin
Rick Hao
Partner | Speedinvest
Jana Hecker
Managing General Partner | Einstein Ventures
Manuel Grossmann
Founding Partner | Amino Collective
Benjamin Belot
Partner | Kurma Partners
Matthias Wachter
Managing Director - NewSpace Initiative | New Space BDI Initiative
Elad Verbin
Lead Scientist & Founding Partner | Lunar Ventures
Lynn Zoenen
Principal | Alpine Space Ventures
Kelly Chen
Founding Team | NATO Innovation Fund (NIF)
Robert Gallenbertger
Partner | Matterwave
Axel Menneking
Vice President Startup Incubation & Venturing | hub:raum - Deutsche Telekom
Max Bautin
Managing Partner & Co-Founder | IQ Capital

See all speakers & mentors

TICKETS

TO DTM 2024

FOUNDERS TICKETS

(Pre-)seed Deep Tech founders with a business idea and some traction.

300€
/ per person
VAT 19% not incl.
• 3-Day ticket DTM'24
Access to all workshops & matchmaking event
Access to Mentor Madness
• Pitch competition day - On-stage pitching
APPLY HERE
JOINERS TICKETS

Sciencepreneurs with Deep Tech IP that have started or will start a company or serial entrepreneurs with an interest to join a Deep Tech company.

↓↓↓ EARLYBIRD ↓↓↓
90€
/ per person
VAT 19% not incl.
• 3-Day ticket DTM'24
Access to all workshops & matchmaking event
• Pitch competition day
APPLY HERE
INVESTORS TICKETS

VCs or angels with a focus on early stage Deep Tech investments in Europe

980€
/ per person
VAT 19% not incl.
• 3-Day ticket DTM'24
Access to all workshops & matchmaking event
• Mentorship opportunity
• Pitch competition day
Access to the exclusive Investor Dinner
APPLY HERE

If you are a corporate interested in partnering with Deep Tech Momentum

Contact us here