Five-days program to find investors and corporate partners

11th - 15th July 2022

Up2B Firecamp

Five-days program to find investors and corporate partners. 

19th – 23rd July 2021


What Up2B Firecamp offers you


Get connected to VCs and Business Angels


Access to DAX enterprises, SMEs and Hidden Champions

Individual Mentorings

Mentoring with B2B experts

Who you are

What you can expect

  • Entrepreneurs seeking for financing, pilot customers and scaling
  • With a solution from the field of Industrial-Green-Tech
  • With a B2B business model

Program location

The first four days: Virtually
The final day: Live in Heidelberg

Five days for you startups with…

  • Individual mentorings with 15+ B2B experts
  • Corporate speed dating with 12+ multinationals and SMEs 
  • Direct connection and one-on-ones with VCs and business angels
  • Free participation incl. food, drinks and a surprise box

Program period

Monday 11th – Friday 15th July 2022

Program language


The Program

Five days full of insights and relevant business contacts.

Monday is all about preparing yourself for meeting our investors. After a warm welcome on Monday you will be trained by Dima Sarle from Finland and other VC-experts how to convince VCs in an one-on-one talk. They will dive deep in your current business and will help you to sharpen your message.

Tuesday and Wednesday are mentoring days. Every day you will go through three individual sessions with leading national and international B2B experts. The areas of mentoring are “Sales, Marketing, Product, Finance and Investments and Law”.

On Thursday you will have to meet VCs and business angels one-on-one. All the investors have seen your pitch decks before and have chosen you for a first deep dive.

On Friday it is all about meeting our corporate partners live in Heidelberg. In a corporate speed dating format our partner corporates want to get to know your startup and check whether the solution fits their purposes. After that you will have lunch together with all corporates, all startups and the Up2B team – and celebrate the end of a week full of insights and action.

Corporates you will meet

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Investors you will meet


Experts you will meet one-on-one

Dima Sarle

Entrepreneur, Coach and Speaker

Caroline Aumeran

Venture Builder in the Field of Energy and Sustainability

Maeva Cifuentes

Founder of Flying Cat Marketing

Dr. Matthias Heusel

M&A/VC-lawyer @ Flick Gocke Schaumburg

Dr. Simon Apel

IT/IP Lawyer @ SZA

Verena Kleinmann

Entrepreneur – Lecturer – Consultant, Marketing Strategy and Social Media

Marcus Erken

Founding partner of Sunfish Partners

Dr. Arndt Schwaiger

Expert in Digital Business Models and Artificial Intelligence

Marcel Pfenning

Sales and Communication Expert

Erdinç Koç

Funding and VC Expert

Manuel Hartmann

Author of the Sales Playbook

Christian Els

CEO and Co-founder at Sentin

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Who can apply?

Startups from the field of IT, digital and high-tech. If you have a clear focus on Business-to-Business (B2B) it´s even better! We take your B2B focus as an advantage.

When is the application deadline?

On Wednesday, 01st June 2022, 23:59. We can not consider further applications after the deadline.

We have not founded the company yet. Can we also apply?

Yes, we consider startups no matter if they have founded a company already or not.

When do you decide if our team can participate in the Firecamp?

The Firecamp organization team will decide on Thursday, 09th June latest if you are among the participants.

Is it necessary to be on site every day for the whole team?

At least of you has be present during the whole week. No show is an exclusion criteria.

We only have a business idea and want to apply for the Firecamp.

The focus of Firecamp is to support startups that want to scale and to get funded. For very early-stage startups we offer our program “Breakthrough” twice a year. No matter you can apply. If your startup is too early-stage for Firecamp, we will inform you.

Do we have to pay for the participation or give shares of our company?

No, the program is for free!

What is the program language?

English! All presentations and your pitches as well as your application have to be in english, since we expect also international participants. Some of our experts and mentors as well as investors are international too.

We do have further questions. Who can we contact?

Please contact Paul Becker, Startup Support Manager at Heidelberg Technology Park:
Phone: + 49 178 1918168

What is Start-up BW Pre-Seed?

BW Pre-Seed enables startups to receive 50,000 – 200,000 Euro in funding if they qualify and find a co-investor for 20% of the total investment. Terms and conditions apply. For detailed information please visit the Pre-Seed Site of Start-up BW or contact us.

Your contact person

Paul Becker

Startup Support and Corporate Engagement Manager – Technologiepark Heidelberg

+ 49 178 1918168


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