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16 Aug 2023

IFA 2023: Discover the future of startup innovation at IFA Next

Berlin, 16 August 2023 - IFA Next will bring together startups, investors, corporates, and thought leaders to explore the latest trends and innovations while discovering meaningful business opportunities. Taking place during IFA 2023 in Berlin on 1-5 September, IFA Next will showcase the future of innovative technology through the people at the forefront of making it happen.

Visitors to IFA Next will hear stories of startup struggles and triumphs, valuable insights from the VCs and investors behind successful tech firms, and spotlights on the technology powering game-changing new businesses.

With Business France, Korea Electronics Association, Level Up and Korea ICT Association among the partners for the event, IFA Next is set to be an action-packed programme with over 500 startups present. Earlybird, Slingshot Ventures, MotionLab.Ventures, Team Global, Gradient Ventures, Cavalry Ventures, Startupbootcamp, Pegasus Tech Ventures, Techstars, and Ally Global Management[DJ1] will be among the 200 esteemed investors at IFA Next.

'Startups are the lifeblood of any economy and are behind so many technologies we couldn't live without today. That's why it's so important for us to make IFA Next bigger and better, so we can spotlight more incredible insights and stories,' said Oliver Merlin, Managing Director of IFA Management GmbH. 'IFA Next will spark new conversations and opportunities and I'm excited to see where those conversations will lead.'

This year, IFA Next has teamed up with TNW, Crowdfoods, Pitchbook, Berlin StartupNight and Merantix to craft a unique programme for the global startup ecosystem. This will include keynote speeches covering the latest trends, sector spotlights on the most exciting verticals, pitch battles between the hottest startups complete with expert judges, reverse pitches for selected investors presenting their approach to early stage investing, exclusive networking sessions, and mentoring sessions.

On the agenda will be thought leading conversations on trending topics including AR and VR, healthtech, gaming, IoT and AI. Among the speakers discussing these topics and many more besides will be David Siegel, CEO of Meetup.com; Alexandra Renner, Startup Lead at BMW Startup Garage; trailblazing YouTuber and content creator Kwebbelkop; and Bertrand Wert, Innovation Maker and Innovation Procurement Advisor for the European Innovation Council.

Investors attending IFA Next will benefit from a dedicated investor lounge sponsored by IFA partner, BSH. They can also schedule meetings onsite to matched startups using the IFA App, and connect meaningfully to qualified startups facilitated by IFA partner, Funded House.

The full IFA Next programme can be found here:
https://www.ifa-berlin.com/ifa-next-programme

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NOTES FOR EDITORS

IFA 2023 will take place from 1-5 September at the Berlin Exhibition Grounds (Messedamm 22, 14055 Berlin). Tickets are available online in the ticket shop at www.ifa-berlin.de.

IFA Management GmbH is a joint venture of gfu Consumer & Home Electronics GmbH (owner of the IFAtrademark rights) and Clarion Events Ltd, which is responsible for organising IFA in Berlin

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