The Art of Networking

Founders need strong networks to make their companies successful. The High-Tech Gründerfonds offers a series of high-quality start-up events where you can meet our investment managers, as well as investors, high-level industry representatives and influential partners from our network. Our events offer both founders and investors excellent opportunities to network with the right people.

HTGF Family Day

In recent years, Family Day has developed into one of the most important and best-known networking events on the venture capital and start-up scene. At the two-day event with more than 1,000 participants, private investors, business angels, representatives from venture capital funds and public investors are given exclusive access to the entire HTGF portfolio.

Founders have the chance to establish important contacts for follow-up financing. The best opportunity for this is offered by our 1:1 meetings with potential investors – a central part of the event.

The start-up event will be completed with an excellent conference program featuring well-known speakers, interesting panel discussions and exciting start-up pitches. Selected HTGF portfolio companies will have the opportunity to present their products in the exhibition area. There is also fun to be had! The Seedclub is legendary, where multi-million sums have already been negotiated over beer and wine.

High-Tech Partnering Conference

The HTPC has a clear focus: it concentrates on fostering cooperation between established companies and innovative HTGF start-ups. The one-day event, with about 500 participants, takes place every year at the end of January. Founders have the opportunity to establish contact with 200 to 300 relevant companies from all sectors. Industry representatives gain access to one of the largest high-tech VC portfolios in Europe. The event enables start-ups and industry representatives to address potential business partners directly, exchange professional information and network in a targeted manner.

HTGF Pitch Days

Pitch Days are organised by HTGF together with fund investors and partners. They are aimed at participants from specific industries to guarantee a high level of expertise. Innovative start-ups from the relevant industry have the chance to pitch their business idea in front of selected investors:

HTGF Berlin Events

The Berlin HTGF team regularly organizes networking events for founders, investors and other market partners to help the Berlin start-up ecosystem network across fund boundaries.  In addition, we offer an Open Feedback Session once a month at our Berlin office. This offers very early stage founders the opportunity to receive valuable initial feedback on their pitch in a 1:1 discussion with a professional investment manager and to clarify whether they are ready for financing.

Private Investors Circle

Twice a year, the HTGF also organizes a unique matching event for selected private investors who invest significantly in start-ups. More than 300 million euros from the group have already been invested in the fund’s portfolio companies. 60–80 participants per event especially appreciate the confidential setting and personal exchange with like-minded, successful entrepreneurs.