European Photonics Venture Forum 2019


European Photonics Venture Forum

The 5th edition of Tech Tour’s European Photonics Venture Forum will take place on 26-27th of June, organized in the framework of the LASER World of PHOTONICS. The purpose is to foster investment, partnership, licensing, M&As and export in the photonics sector.

30 companies who are looking for investment will be selected from all applications received by a Selection Committee formed by industry experts. During the Venture Forum, selected start-ups in the photonics domain will have the opportunity to pitch in front of international investors and Venture Capitalists. In addition, they will profit from a special mentorship course and will be able to set One To One meetings with all participants of the forum.

Registration for the European Photonics Venture Forum is now open!

  • The Selection Committee of Photonics Venture Forum:
    • Franz Lehmann

      Franz Lehmann, Trumpf Ventures

    • Sebastian Stamm

      Sebastian Stamm, Osram Ventures

    • Sun-Joung Suanne You

      Susanne You Sun-Joung, Robert Bosch Venture Capital

    • Darren Martindill

      Darren Martindill, Mamamatsu

    • Torsten Wipiejewski

      Torsten Wipiejewski, Huawei

    • Friedhelm Dorsch

      Friedhelm Dorsch, Trumpf+Co

    • Oliver Kahl

      Oliver Kahl, Osram Ventures

    • Sven Pietryzyk

      Sven Pietryzyk, Zeiss AG

    • Peter Vanbekbergen

      Peter Vanbekbergen, Imec Xpand

    • Franz Lehmann

      Franz Lehmann, Trumpf Ventures

    • Sebastian Stamm

      Sebastian Stamm, Osram Ventures

    • Sun-Joung Suanne You

      Susanne You Sun-Joung, Robert Bosch Venture Capital

    • Darren Martindill

      Darren Martindill, Mamamatsu

    • Torsten Wipiejewski

      Torsten Wipiejewski, Huawei

    • Friedhelm Dorsch

      Friedhelm Dorsch, Trumpf+Co

    • Oliver Kahl

      Oliver Kahl, Osram Ventures

    • Sven Pietryzyk

      Sven Pietryzyk, Zeiss AG

    • Peter Vanbekbergen

      Peter Vanbekbergen, Imec Xpand

3 MAIN STEPS OF THE FORUM

1. Application process

Call for applications for start-ups in photonics looking for an investment in the next 12 months.

Photonics categories:

Optics | Light | Photovoltaics | Lasers | Screens and displays | Sensors | Optical fibres | Robotics

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS 26 OF APRIL

2. Selection process

The Selection Committee supported by the Expert Jury will be reviewing online all received applications in order to select the 30 companies to present at the Photonics Venture Forum in Munich.

3. On the forum

The 30 selected companies will pitch in front of an Expert Jury – investors and key players in Photonics; the format is 8 min pitch + 7 mins Q&A from the jury.

8 winners will be selected and qualified for the flagship event of Tech Tour - European Venture Contest (EVC) Final in December.

Tech Tour is a collaborative online and offline community built over 20 years to bring together tech entrepreneurs with strategic investors through specialized live and online events.

Every year, we bring together

  • 2,000+ applying emerging & growth tech entrepreneurs
  • 750+ venture capital & corporate investors
  • 25+ live events and online programmes hosted by partners
  • In 3 Tech Tracks: Health, Digital, Sustainability / Industry

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