We created Hinterland of Things to give startups with deep tech solutions based on IoT, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain a platform to talk business with some of Germany’s most powerful family-owned companies and get noticed by Family Offices and B2B Investors from all over Germany.


400 Minutes Inspiration

We bring inspiring keynotes, interactive panels and hands-on sessions to Bielefeld. On our Hinterland Stage you can interact with 25+ international speakers and experts exclusively.

Exclusive Networking

1,300 guests, 80+ investors and 25+ Speakers are waiting to get to know you! Exchange best-practices on innovation strategies or initiate new partnerships. Meet fellow C-Level experts, investors and promising startups.

Showcase your Product

Did you know that 60 Percent of the people are visual learners? So why not show your solution instead of just telling? Reach out to our Expo Team to learn more about your options.

Compete on Stage

Show us on stage how HOT your idea is and win our Startup Pitch Competition Apply soon – Get selected and show us at Hinterland how awesome you are! 12 startups will battle in front of leading VCs, Corporate Investors and Business Angels to win one of the three spots to pitch on our main stage in front of 1,300 people.

Interact & Lunch

Enjoy our exceptional food while making new valuable contacts during our interactive Lunch session. All food and drinks are included in your ticket.

Well Organized

Don’t prepare for: long lines, fenced off VIP areas, large crowds, unapproachable speakers or a too packed program that stresses you out.


Become one of our Trailblazers and Shape the Future with us!


Investors with more than 5 Billion Euro assets under management
Corporates from 50+ companies with revenue of 70 Billion Euro
Editors with a combined media power of ca. 18 Mio reach
Fellow entrepreneurs