The HighTech Startbahn GmbH supports hightech start-ups and growth companies in fundraising as well as operational in business set-up and expansion. Furthermore the HighTech Startbahn accompanies industry partners in innovation management and corporate venturing. Moreover we help investors in their search for investment opportunities and public sector clients in transfer and economic development projects.
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The HighTech Startbahn assists hightech start-ups in their strategic and economic challenges. With long-standing experience as entrepreneurs and consultants we support you in formulating your business plan, in the process of fundraising with the aim of getting a seed or growth finance, or in growing your business.
Since 2013 we organise the annual Match-Making-Event HIGHTECH VENTURE DAYS in Dresden: Apply for participation at the event and pitch in front of international investors and business partners. Apply here
With its huge international network of research institutes, technology centers and founding initiatives, the HighTech Startbahn supports you in discovering new impulses and fresh ideas for your innovation management and in implementing them. For the set-up of your corporate venturing activities we help you with our expert know-how about the varied organisational forms of venture fonds, incubators and accelerators.
Become visible as the exclusive partner in your field at the HIGHTECH VENTURE DAYS and discover the technologies of promising hightech companies and their innovative businessmodels! More informations here
With our huge international network of research institutes, technology centers and founding initiatives in Europe, we support you in discovering and developing exciting hightech start-ups as investment opportunities.
Since 2013 we organise the annual successful Match-Making-Event HIGHTECH VENTURE DAYS in Dresden: Experience pitches of international technology oriented start-ups & growth companies providry solutions for mega trends and challenges. Get introduced to hightech companies of your interest in a pleasant and exclusive atmosphere. Register here
“Engaging with our customers is at the core of my commitment, as your experienced operations specialist and key accounts partner.”
20+ years experience in global business development, international sales and operational management
„The crucial point for every company is a customer-centric approach and revenue generation. To be successful in that you need to protect the core of your products, you need to develop and continuously adapt required processes, and you need to ensure that all stakeholders jointly work together with high motivation. Then, you will remain successful, flexible and innovative even in the long term.”
More than 16 years of experience as founder, CTO (technical management), board member, angel investor and consultant
Innovation strategies and implementation, IP processes and strategies (in particular patents), business development, process buildup in young, dynamic companies, VC investments and investor relations, technology scouting and evaluation, public funding
Build-up of a University start-up from the founding idea up to Euro 50+ million turnover per year and successful exit (Merger and Acquisition) in the field of electronics/displays/materials
Own investment activities in technology-driven start-ups as angel investor
Worked for JBN-Consulting, JBN-Invest GmbH, Novaled, Ingenieurbüro Godler, Technical University of Dresden
"Both hightech start-ups and growth companies are facing great challenges and require fast, uncomplicated and subject-specific support. Whenever I 've helped with my knowledge and experience that they could make a noticeable step forward, I am happy and proud of the joint efforts."
More than 13 years professional experience as project manager, entrepreneur, consultant, business angel and certified business coach
Development and management of R&D-joint projects between industrial companies and research institutes
Incubation of start-ups, fundraising
Development of market analysis, business models, business strategies and business plans
Trend and technology scouting, technology screening
Development of (open) innovation management structures
Extract of career stages: HighTech Startbahn, TU Dresden, TU Freiberg, Fraunhofer Institut, London Business School, Gründer- und Innovationszentrum Freiberg
"I am inspired by the broad range of technologies, entrepreneurs and promising business ideas as part of my daily work, where I can find complete expression of my own interest in the start-up and VC eco-system. Through the intense contact with companies and investors, I am able to share own expertise in financial matters and fundraising. At the same time, I have the chance to learn new things to ensure successful financing rounds for current and future clients."
4+ years professional experience as analyst in the field of IT and M&A
M.Sc. Business Administration with specialization in Finance & Accounting
Several years of expertise in the fundraising process for young technology companies
Expert on equity-preserving financing strategies including debt financing, subsidies and strategic partnerships
Development of sales and investment planning, profit & loss calculation and liquidity planning as well as financing strategies for start-ups and spin-offs from (non-)university research institutions
Accompanying of investment negotiations with interested early-stage investors
Extract career stages: HighTech Startbahn GmbH, Siemens IT Solutions & Services GmbH, Atos IT Solutions, Jupiter Capital Partners GmbH, TU Dresden
"The intensive exchange with our start-ups enables me to contribute my experience in sales and internationalization. I am particularly impressed by the variety of technologies and the passion with which entrepreneurs realize innovative ideas. Each case is different and requires individual solutions. Therefore, it always satisfies me, when we can contribute to the success of these companies."
+4 years professional experience as a founder and consultant in international sales and business development
M.Sc. International Trade, Finance and Development
Several years abroad in Brazil, Ireland, USA, Spain and Australia
Experience in setting up a B2B sales network in Brazil (project consulting)
Expertise in the distribution of commercial real estate portfolios, consumer and industrial goods
Extract of professional stations: HighTech Startbahn GmbH, TU Dresden, Aareal Bank AG, JenaCon GmbH, Octopus Concept GmbH and Dürr thermea GmbH
"With great interest I am observing the successful developments of our start-ups and growth companies. Due to the close contact with these partners, I am particularly interested in advising and supporting them throughout all phases of growth. The beneficial collaboration requires besides know-how also trustworthy communication."
5+ years management experience in public relations, marketing & sales
M.A. organizational communication
Support of international customers within the B2B- and B2C markets
Sales of hardware and software products
Development and implementation of communication concepts
Extract career stages: HighTech Startbahn GmbH, m-pathy GmbH, PocketBook Readers GmbH, Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung
"Engaging investors and industry partners are just as important customers as start-ups and growth companies. The cooperation with these both different stakeholder groups permits us to deploy our full range of expertise, experience and access to network for innovation development."
27+ years professional experience as entrepreneur, CEO/COO, supervisory board member, senior Manager, consultant and certified business coach
International & strategic business development, MIS, finance planning & operations, HR, Marketing & Sales, building stakes and investment management, incubation
Developing fonds strategies, fundraising and fonds management
Management of research and development projects
Extract of career stages: HighTech Startbahn, TU Dresden, DaimlerBenz/debis, Deutsche Telekom/T-Mobile, (M)Forma, Co-Founder/CEO of iWorld Group, Co-Founder debitel (IPO in 1999)
Die Weiterbildungsmaßnahmen werden gefördert durch:
Former CTO Central Europe Vodafone
Entrepreneur and International Management Experience in the Telecommunications Industry, Vodafone Ambassador
Member MentorsClub HighTech Startbahn
Vodafone Chair Mobile Communications Systems at TU Dresden
Internationally leading Scientist and Founder of more than 13 start-ups
5GLAB Germany Coordinator, cfaed Coordinator, HAEC Coordinator, fast vice Coordinator
Former CEO of Heraeus and Dr. Kern
International management experience in industrial companies
Founding member of Business Angels Sachsen e.V.