The UpVentures Platform

With Messe München innovative strength instead of innovation backlog

UpVentures is the perfect platform for start-ups and medium-sized companies to collaborate in a profitable way. An international playground where companies merge into winning teams and successfully generate new business. Knowledge and hands-on formats that accompany the process—ranging from master classes and demo days to innovation challenges and networking events—provide information, inspiration and motivation throughout the year. Tailored to the Sports, Proptech and Circular Economy clusters, they build on one another. For SMEs and start-ups to have all the tools they need to jointly surpass themselves—and bring new products and business models across the finish line. The future? This is where it is shaped.

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Business—but not as usual

Whom does UpVentures address? First, start-ups looking for investors and business partners in the form of established companies. And then SMEs that want to realign themselves in a wide range of business areas. To effectively tackle relevant topics such as digitalization, recruiting, sustainability, portfolio, etc.—and to this end, draw on the ideas and inspiration of innovative newcomers.

This is exactly where Messe München comes in—as a neutral interface and experienced enabler. After all, this is what makes UpVentures so special: the concentrated know-how of one of the world's largest trade fair companies. With international C-level contacts and its strong core competence of bringing companies together for their benefit—and of bringing industries forward.

Destination: innovation

The supporting process of UpVentures
with Messe München

Accompanying the process are knowledge and practice formats such as information sessions, demo days, master classes, start-up workshops, hackathons, open innovation challenges, networking events and matchmaking events.


Advantages as business partner of UpVentures

This sounds convincing, you are ready for innovation, but still have questions? Or do you want to contribute innovative ideas and business models to UpVentures as a start-up? Simply contact us and let’s UpVentures.


Theresa Appel
UpVentures Expertin Messe München
Am Messesee 2

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