The first start-up competition BoostUp! regional final was hosted by EIT Manufacturing Central, Darmstadt, Germany, 23 September 2020.
The hybrid event, organised amid pandemic restrictions, received very good feedback from the about 120 participants and contributed to further reinforcing the connections to the local ecosystem.
Impressions from the event
In addition to the awards ceremony, the event programme included an introduction from the Lord Mayor of Darmstadt Jochen Partsch, and two keynote speakers. Christian Bacher, Bosch Startup Harbor, spoke under the headline “Corporate Incubation and Acceleration Programs, driving Innovation Ecosystems”, whereas Alain Leloux, General Partner, Cottonwood Technology Fund, gave some advice on how to turn early stage investment ideas into Gazelles.