Tech Tour NRW Programme


The Tech Tour NRW Programme is designed to help start-ups based in North Rhine -Westphalia region developing tech solutions in the Digital, Health and Sustainability sectors to boost their investment readiness and build relations with investors. Entrepreneurs get exposure to potential strategic partners and investors, networking opportunities with corporate investors and venture capitalists through participation in a 4-month programme and series on online and onsite activities.

The Tech Tour NRW Programme is organised by Tech Tour and co-hosted by NRW BankCity of Essen, Biocampus CologneKölnBusiness and IHK Cologne


Meet over 60 game-changers in Digital, Health and Sustainability


  • Investment and partnership around 30 selected emerging companies from the NRW region
  • Innovation in 3 different sectors: Digital, Health and Sustainability
  • Emerging phase: companies seeking seed and series A phase or revenues strong traction seeking also strategic partnerships, selected from the NRW region
  • Programme with 9 online sessions or services for selection, strategy, meetings and recognition
  • Exchange of contacts and participation in an online collaborative programme


Are you ready to show up and make a difference?

Investor, Corporate and Expert Guests can apply to Meeting Sessions by registering here.



This program is for companies that want to refine their strategies, secure investment, ones that seek investments as well as those looking for new opportunities and approaches. It will challenge you to transform your technology into solutions that will make our society healthier, happier, and more sustainable.

The program lasts for 4 months, and all sessions are divided into 4 main areas of focus. Below is an indicative table to show what we are going to address in each area.

Bear in mind that these are the main areas of focus but during each quarter there will be a mixture of the types of sessions and the areas they address.






Focuses on self-assessment done by you, and selection, and reviews by the investors. Only the top startups are approved.

Helps face your trials and tribulations through a series of collaboration and challenge sessions, a dry run, and a pitching session.

Concentrated on building the right strategic partnerships in and outside Europe as well as includes a live event

The last area is about sharing your story and impact with the world.






Application Deadline: 10th December

Selection Reviews: 30th November -14th December

Kick-off Programme for Entrepreneurs (Road Maps) - 12th January

Academy (Dry-run for entrepreneurs) - 26th-27th January

Opening Tour & Pitching Sessions (Online)- 9-10th February

One2One Meetings (Online) - 9th-10th February