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#saarfari festival

Thursday, June 27, 2024 | Saarbrücken

Impulse & Networking event for startups, scaleups, those interested in starting a business and investors

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Are you tired of wannabe entrepreneurs and consultants telling you about building a startup? Us too! That's why you'll only find real greats on the #saarfari stage. People who have built impressive things and experienced all facets of being an entrepreneur.

Magdalena Oehl

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Founder TALENT ROCKET, deputy chairwoman of the Startup Association

Her company specializes in developing digital, intelligent, and scalable career platforms tailored to sectors facing a shortage of skilled workers. Prior to launching Talent Rocket, Magdalena pursued simultaneous studies in law and communication sciences, and gained valuable experience in a prominent media law firm. Recognized as the European Woman of Legal Tech 2020 and serving as co-chair of the "Young Digital Economy" advisory board, Magdalena actively advocates for startups and provides innovative solutions to address the shortage of skilled workers.

Magdalena Oehl

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Founder TALENT ROCKET, deputy chairwoman of the Startup Association

Her company specializes in developing digital, intelligent, and scalable career platforms tailored to sectors facing a shortage of skilled workers. Prior to launching Talent Rocket, Magdalena pursued simultaneous studies in law and communication sciences, and gained valuable experience in a prominent media law firm. Recognized as the European Woman of Legal Tech 2020 and serving as co-chair of the "Young Digital Economy" advisory board, Magdalena actively advocates for startups and provides innovative solutions to address the shortage of skilled workers.

More Speakers 2024

Content is king on the stages of our Startup Festival!

SAARLAND-Pitch 2.0

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As a highlight of the saarfari Festival, this year's Saarland Pitch , which has established itself in Saarland and is being organized by Triathlon and the SWG for the 12th time, will take place as part of the festival.

The process

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Pre-Pitches

of all applicants on May 29th and June 3rd, 2024 online via MS Teams.

The best 16 teams will then have the opportunity to pitch on the festival day.

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Morning Warm-Up

of the best 16 teams on the morning of June 27th (festival day) in Hall 4.

As a result, the final 4 will be selected by a high-caliber jury of experts.

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Final 4 Pitch on main stage

The best four teams will present themselves to all festival visitors on June 27th (festival day) at 6 p.m. on the main stage in Hall 4.

The winning team will receive 5000 EUR in prize money!

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Keynotes

As part of the #saarfari Festival, the Startup Association from Berlin is visiting Saarland with its event series "Startup Association on Tour". The team from the office will give you insights into their work and look forward to exchanging ideas with you.

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Franziska Teubert

Geschäftsführung

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Björn-Christian Ningel

Projektl. Landesgruppen

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Jannis Gilde

Projektleiter Research

Collaboration and
Networking
is the best possibility to learn from each other.

More highlights

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Pre pitches

The participating startup teams pitch in small groups in front of various juries to win the Final4 to determine. And the winning team will win €5,000!

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Networking at its best...

There are numerous opportunities to exchange ideas around Halle4 throughout the day: roof terrace, beer garden, food tent, lounges, meeting cubes...

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Matchmaking

Techies are looking for ideas or techies are looking for business people. Either way, cofounders are often sought. They find each other at the festival.

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Mainly good...

At the #saarfari Festival there is always delicious food and drinks, because you can only work effectively with a good foundation.

Be there!

In order to ensure effective networking and intensive and open exchange, the festival will be held in person. Tickets are therefore limited. Register soon to secure one of the valuable places.

Investors at the festival

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Further investors tba. in the next weeks...

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Event location

Halle4

Halbergstrasse 4, 66121 Saarbrücken

The festival takes place in the heart of Saarbrücken city center, namely in the Halle4 Coworking Space. The rooms, which were awarded the Saarland Architecture Prize, offer a relaxed and activating atmosphere to get the most out of your festival visit.

There are a limited number of free parking spaces available at the location. Otherwise there are public parking areas nearby.

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Your organization team

Here are the three who just do it. For the past two years, they have been letting it rip with events that no one else dares to undertake. You have a lot of plans at home on the Saar. Everyone knows that better conditions are needed for startups. For us, big things happen in small ways, paths are short and quick. In order to create perspective, exchange and education are the source. This is where the concept of celebrating ideas and strengthening the network came from. So they planned a festival so that investors, society and politics would notice the startups in Saarland more clearly.

Partner

The organization takes place in productive cooperation with our partners and sponsors from Startup Verband, Triathlon, saarländische Wagnisfinanzierungsgesellschaft mbH and EastSideFab.

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"The saarfari to Berlin was a real highlight and I was able to take strong inspiration into my own business."

Lena Rupp, Brain4Data

Sponsors and partners

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Media partner

We are delighted to have won Startup Insider as a media partner for the festival. On Startup Insider you will find all the information and stories about the latest startups, financing rounds and exits.

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