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Why The German State of NRW is an Interesting Place for Startups

Bookings: booking@vidarandersen.com These were the slides for my presentation at the Hungarian Tech Day on March 28th 2017, talking about why I think the German state of North-Rhine Westphalia is an interesting place for startups.

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Why The German State of NRW is an Interesting Place for Startups

  1. 1. STARTUP
 SUCCESS IN NRW APRIL 26. 2017
 HANNOVER MESSE
  2. 2. MORE VIDARANDERSEN.COM NORWEGIAN • STARTUP FOUNDER • EDUCATOR • INNOVATION ADVISOR FOUNDING PRINCIPAL +ANDERSEN & ASSOCIATES
  3. 3. WHY NRW? THE SECRET SAUCE
  4. 4. DENSITY POTENTIAL CUSTOMERS 50M PEOPLE
  5. 5. DENSITY POTENTIAL PARTNERS 10 GLOBAL F500 COMPANY F500 CITY Deutsche Telekom 89 Bonn Deutsche Post DHL 98 Bonn Lufthansa 248 Cologne Bayer 187 Leverkusen E.ON 16 Duesseldor fMetro 72 Duesseldor fFranz Haniel 272 Duisburg RWE 124 Essen ThyssenKrupp 122 Essen Bertelsmann 492 Guetersloh
  6. 6. DENSITY POTENTIAL CUSTOMERS 747.000
 SME
  7. 7. DENSITY POTENTIAL PARTNERS #1 IN HIDDEN CHAMPS STATE RANK AMOUNT NRW 1 293 Baden Wutteberg 2 277 Bayern 3 211 Hessen 4 119 Rheinland Pfalz 5 59 TOTAL 1.147
  8. 8. DAILY FLIGHTS SILICON VALLEY TEL AVIV WARSAW NRW
  9. 9. 3:20h 3h 4:30h 4:20h 2h 1:50h 4h FAST TRAINS
  10. 10. EMERGING VIABLE CLUSTER MAJOR STARTUP HUB #1 #2
  11. 11. LOCAL VC PRESENT HERE &MORE
  12. 12. MAJOR VC ALREADY INVEST HERE &MORE
  13. 13. CONNECTING SMB WITH STARTUPS DIGITAL HUBS
  14. 14. OFFICE SPACE PLENTIFUL
  15. 15. QUALITY OF LIFE
  16. 16. COMMUNITY VIBRANT & CONNECTED &MUCH MORE
  17. 17. NOTABLE NRW EXITS STARTUP ACQUISITIONS
  18. 18. DAILY ONLINE DEALS FOR CONSUMER GOODS
  19. 19. DAILYDEAL COLOGNE, NRW FOUNDED 2009 - EXIT 2011 €83 MILLION
  20. 20. BIG DATA ANALYTICS 
 ONLINE PLATFORM
  21. 21. PARSTREAM COLOGNE, NRW FOUNDED 2011 - EXIT 2015 €XXX MILLION
  22. 22. ONLINE 
 SHOPPING PORTAL
  23. 23. HITMEISTER COLOGNE, NRW FOUNDED 2007 - EXIT 2016 €XXX MILLION
  24. 24. SECURE 
 COMMUNICATIONS
  25. 25. SECUSMART DUSSELDORF, NRW FOUNDED 2007 - EXIT 2014 €XXX MILLION
  26. 26. GOOGLE SEARCH 
 FOR HOTEL DEALS
  27. 27. TRIVAGO DUSSELDORF, NRW FOUNDED 2005 - PART-EXIT 2012 €477 MILLION
  28. 28. TRIVAGO DUSSELDORF, NRW TAKEN PUBLIC DEC. 2016 $ +4 BILLION IPO
  29. 29. GLOBAL CAMPUS DUSSELDORF 2018
  30. 30. WHO’S NEXT? NRW CONTENDERS
  31. 31. SILICON VALLEY TECH MADE IN NRW
  32. 32. ARANGO DB COLOGNE, NRW ArangoDB is a multi-model mostly-memory database with a flexible data model for documents and graphs. It is designed 
 as a “general purpose database”, offering all the features 
 you typically need for modern web applications
  33. 33. NRW FINTECH
 FUNDED BY NYC VC
  34. 34. AUXMONEY DUSSELDORF, NRW auxmoney is an online peer-to-peer loan marketplace,
 a “Lender’s Club” in Europe
  35. 35. FROM DUS TO
 SAN FRANCISCO
  36. 36. SHOP.CO DUSSELDORF, NRW 
 The Universal Online Shopping Cart
  37. 37. NRW HELPS SOFTWARE EAT WORLD
  38. 38. GIANT SWARM COLOGNE, NRW Simple Microservice Infrastructure, built for developers
  39. 39. NRW STARTUP TAKES ON AWS
  40. 40. GRIDSCALE COLOGNE, NRW Cloud Servers per Drag & Drop
  41. 41. A JET.COM FOR EUROPE
  42. 42. CROWDFOX COLOGNE, NRW Online members marketplace
 cheaper than Amazon
  43. 43. INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT) PLATFORM
  44. 44. CUMULOCITY DUSSELDORF, NRW IoT Services for Consumer Products
  45. 45. SURPRISE!
  46. 46. CUMULOCITY DUSSELDORF, NRW FOUNDED 2013
 EXIT 27.03.2016 €XXX MILLION
  47. 47. WORLD FAMOUS &
 CONTROVERSIAL
  48. 48. EYEO COLOGNE, NRW “Making the Internet better for everyone -
 Starting with bad ads”
  49. 49. FROM CGN TO
 SAN FRANCISCO TOO
  50. 50. QUINTLY COLOGNE, NRW The professional social media benchmarking 
 and analytics solution
  51. 51. WELCOME! NRWA GREAT PLACE FOR STARTUPS
  52. 52. +ANDERSEN 
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  53. 53. WE HELP 
 YOUR COMPANY 
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 A SERVICE INNOVATION OUTPOSTS DEMO DAY PITCHING MASTERCLASS EXPERTS AS A SERVICE MENTORS AS A SERVICE TRAIN THE TRAINER SPINNING OUT +ANDERSEN PROGRAMS AT ALL STAGES
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