STUTTGART #3 – Fintech




Finance and Banking are under constant change – Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Crowdfinancing: Startup Live Stuttgart #3 will give you a glimpse of what’s to come.
Does your idea or startup have what it takes to reshape the financial industry?

Register now for our first Startup Live Fintech Edition in Stuttgart – Your chance to get feedback on your business and pitch in front of top industry leaders, investors, VCs, media representatives and an entrepreneurial audience of 100+ startup enthusiasts

The right people at the right moment can make or a break a startup! 

The Startup Live vision is to create a global community of entrepreneurial minds and startup influencers to support each other and grow together. No matter if high-profile team members, potential investors, experienced mentors or relevant media representatives: Our Startup Live events always make sure you’ll meet the right people.

Who can join?


Pitch your business idea or get inspired, build your team and get to work!

No matter if founder yourself, business guy, marketing guru, design enthusiast or programmer – Join us in a unique atmosphere, meet people from various backgrounds and develop tomorrow’s businesses.

This event will be THE great opportunity for you, if you’re enthusiastic about new solutions in FinTech!

Top-notch mentors with proven experience in the industry and start-ups will guide you with first hand tips on how to make a successful business.

On Saturday you’ll have the chance to pitch your FinTech idea to investors, media representatives and the crowd and win awesome prizes!

PS: In case you need a place to stay during your stay in Stuttgart, please contact us early and we can help you with this.

Sounds solid? 



08:30 - 09:00

🤝 Registration & Mingle
Get some coffee, make yourself comfortable

09:00 - 09:30

👋 Opening

09:30 - 10:00

🎙 Pitch Storm
90-seconds initial pitches

10:00 - 10:30

👪 Team Exploration
Get to know the projects

10:30 - 11:00

🍝 Team Building
Complete team setup

11:00 - 12:00

🤓 Business Model Intro
Think big, start small, act bold!
by Georg Kuttner

12:00 - 12:30

🍕 Working Lunch

12:30 - 14:00

💻 Working Time
Get to know your team and project, set goals for the weekend

14:00 - 14:15

👩🏼‍🏫 Meet the Mentors

14:15 - 18:30

👩🏼‍🏫 Mentoring Sessions
Work on your business concept and get immediate feedback from our mentors

18:30 - 19:00

🌮 Networking Dinner

19:00 - 23:59

💻 Working Time
Process the feedback from your mentors and work on your business concept

08:30 - 09:30

🥐 Early Bird Breakfast

09:00 - 09:30

👋 Opening

09:30 - 10:30

💻 Working Time
Put the finishing touches on your business concept

12:00 - 13:00

🌯 Working Lunch

13:00 - 14:00

🎙 Pitch Training
The Art of Pitching
by Georg Kuttner

14:00 - 16:00

💻 Working Time
Refine your pitch and get your slides ready

16:00 - 17:00

🎬 Pitch Rehearsal
Submit your slides & prepare yourself for the final pitches

17:00 - 17:30

📣 Opening Speech

17:30 - 19:00

🚀 The Final Pitches
The Big Moment!

19:00 - 19:30

🎭 Jury Consultation & Community Award Voting

19:30 - 20:00

🎉 Throw around Confetti aka Winner Announcement

20:00 - 22:00

🥂 Networking & Dinner
The F-U-N Part


Gold Supporters
Volker Steinhübel
Managing Director | IFC HENGST & IFC EBERT Prof. Dr. Volker Steinhübel has an extensive experience in the consulting industry. He is the owner and Managing Director of the Institut für Controlling Prof. Dr. Ebert GmbH since 1999. Besides that, Professor Steinhübel is a Chairman to NextDBI AG - Digital Business Institute. He is also a Senior Executive for IFC HENGST GmbH. He holds several publications, mostly in the fields of controlling and management.  
Stephan Miller
Senior Manager | Accenture Stephan Miller has +15 years of experience in the automotive industry in various positions like Marketing&Sales Manager, Product Manager, Project Manager, Accounting Manager, Product Visualization. Since 4 years he is a Senior Manager in Accenture in Stuttgart.
Christian Nitschke
Manager of the FC think! tank, Innovation Hub Finance and Controlling | Daimler We have a strategic plan, it’s called doing things”. Head of Finance & Controlling think! tank at Daimler AG.  Christian has gained many years of professional experience at one of the most successful automotive companies, the Daimler AG. He started in the strategic procurement, became manager at AMG in the Controlling department is now the Head of FC think! tank. Christian focuses especially on the implementation of innovative ideas.
Mika Mänz
Head of Corporate Organization and Management | P3 Group Mika Mänz is a Head of Corporate Organization and Management in P3 Group. He is leading the Corporate Organization and Management teams. A wide understanding of the latest market trends, technical possibilities and regional customer needs allowing him to come up with creative concepts to implement excellence in global organizations. Setting up new business models, integrating start-ups and innovation partners into the innovation process were his main activities in recent years.
Frank Motte
Managing Director | INVESTORIA Frank Motte is an experienced entrepreneur and investor, and owner of the consulting company Motte Consult AG. Frank is also a Managing Director of INVESTORIA GmbH and Assistant Professor of Business Administration at Aalen University in the fields of business start-up, assurance, and personnel management. 
Markus Besch
CEO | Next DBI Markus Besch is a founder of several companies and also the Stuttgart Ambassador for Startup Live - a main organizer of the event. Markus also is the co-founder of, a collaborative platform for innovators driving change. As the founder and CEO of SocialMedia Institute, he's responsible for Strategy, Key-Accounts, Strategic Partnerships and as a Senior-Consultant in the are of Social Media and Social Business Networks. On top, Markus is the CEO of NextDBI AG - Digital Business Institute, focusing on Strategic consulting and transformation companion for businesses by the Digital (R)evolution.
Georg Kuttner
Managing Partner - The Hustler Georg is fascinated with startups, entrepreneurship and the tech industry. He loves supporting and shaping startup ecosystems and is helping fellow entrepreneurs to succeed with their businesses. His passion is public speaking, moderating and pitching in any way possible.


Tickets to the Pioneers Festival, the leading Startup Festival in Europe (worth a loooot)
Crowdinvesting Evaluation Package by CONDA (worth 1.000 €)
Fintech Consulting Package - 10 hours Advisory (worth 1.000 €)
Coworking Flatrate by (worth >750 €)


Contact person

Markus Besch
Stuttgart Ambassador
Lara Trikha
Community Manager and Public Relations
Paulina Kania
Global Program Manager Paulina is the heart and soul of our acceleration programs. She is into innovative ideas doing her best helping entrepreneurs succeed.
Event Volunteer Do you want to become part of your local startup scene? Do you want to use your organizational skills to make an impact? Learn about all possibilities!

Wizemann Space

Quellenstrasse 7a
70376 Stuttgart, GERMANY

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