9th July 2017 

Your high-tech matchmaking event for early innovation phases

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Highlights from HDI 2016

About HDI




Pitch Coaching


HDI helps to make start-ups and researchers investor-ready for their final pitches. The participants benefit from an individual pitch training by bwcon coaches and international agrifood experts. By practicing their presentations they have the possibility to improve their pitches.



The focus „AgTech & FoodTech“ addresses precision agriculture solutions for sustainable farming, functional foods and nutrition with health benefits and mobile services and IoT for the agrifood market.






You are a founder, start-up or researcher looking for funding? Or you are an investor looking for disruptive technologies and concepts to invest in? The Heidelberg Innovation Forum connects entrepreneurs and financial providers at the pitch day!

Cooperation Partner

  • Do you have a food product that you would like exposed to 80 + top critics of food?
  • How can we feed 80 + people in 1 hour?
  • Showcase your food product and join us for FoodSmash Networking Lunch

If you can provide samples of your food for tasting and want to participate sign up here


We start the day with a Pitch Coaching Session. The feedback from coaches helps to make start-ups and researchers investor-ready for their final pitches. Sessions dedicated to in-depth networking will alternate with so called Inspirational islands, inspring talks of entrepreneurs and experts. As one highlight of the day the lunch break is designed as a Foodsmash where start-ups showcase their food products. Finally in the afternoon the start-up teams will present themselves and their business ideas in short elevator pitches to the audience.


09:00Opening & Introduction
09:30    Pitch Coaching for Start-ups
11:45 Inspirational Island (tbd.)
12:30 #Foodsmash Networking Lunch

Welcome & Intro to HDI 2017 (Alexandra Rudl, bwcon)

14:00 Pitches I
15:15 Coffee Break
15:45 Pitches II

Inspirational Island (Jewell Wilhelmina Strong-Sparks, Agtech Foodtech Summit)


Keynote (tbd.)

17:45 Final Remarks & Winners

Dinner at restaurant Garbe


Coming soon


The Heidelberg Innovation Forum will take place at Steinbeis – Haus für Management und Technologie (SHMT) in Stuttgart, Germany.

Filderhauptstraße 142, 70599 Stuttgart




Alexandra Hofmann
Innovation Programme Manager

bwcon GmbH
Breitscheidstr. 4
70174 Stuttgart

Fon: +49 711/18421-608
Fax: +49 711/18421-699
E-Mail: hofmann@bwcon.de
Web: www.bwcon.de