April 10  |   Merck Innovation Center

Merck Startup Day: Accelerator Demo Day with pitches, Marketplace and more!

Latest innovations, pitches and startup-corporate collaborations at the #MerckStartupDay!.

You are always looking for the next big thing? Then join us for the Merck Startup Day at our Innovation Center. Learn about innovations while networking with the next shooting stars of the startup ecosystem. A day full of great new ideas and a lot of fun is waiting for you!

The Merck Startup Day is not only the graduation ceremony of the current startups participating in the Merck Accelerator program, but also a session full of inspiring keynotes with The Pitch Doctor, startup pitches, panel discussions, networking opportunities and surprises! The event, which will be moderated by Dan Ram, renowned entrepreneur, speaker, artist and coach, will welcome 200 innovators among which we will find startups, curious minds, Merck employees, investors and key innovation and startup-ecosystem players.

Find out the exciting progress of our graduating startups and use this unique chance to learn about the latest developments in healthcare, performance materials, life science and, of course, our innovation fields Bio-Sensing & Interfaces and Liquid Biopsy. But that’s not all: Raffles with exciting Prizes await you! Also, you can learn about how Merck fosters startup-corporate collaborations, which strive to build sustainable businesses to secure a better future for all of us.


16:00 - 16:30 Welcome and Opening speech with Munya Chivasa, Head of the Merck Accelerator and Dan Ram!

16:30 - 17:00 Keynote by Christoph Sollich, The Pitch Doctor

17:00 - 18:50 Startup pitches, panel discussion & more! With 13 Merck Accelerator startups, Tech Quartier, startup poster “It takes more than a region”, Station FrankfurtRheinMain / Startup Safari , and startup Guide Frankfurt among others.

18:50 – 19:30 Inspiring Keynote of TOMMI, Accelerator startup alumni, raffle voting and awards.

19:30 - 21:30 Networking with drinks, finger food and Marketplace

About the Merck Accelerator:

Our program supports striving startups working in fields related to Merck. With the main objective of partnering with us, each year, 10 selected startups benefit from our strong network of experts and mentors worldwide, financial support, workspace and high-tech prototyping labs at the Merck Innovation Center among other things. Are you curious about our current startups you´ll get to know during the event? Then meet them here. With this special event, the startups will complete their program, which fostered the first touch points for their collaboration projects with Merck.

What is in it for you?

Dan Ram is an entrepreneur, speaker, artist and coach. He has hosted some of the biggest startup and tech conferences around the world including SXSW, DLD, How To Web, Web Summit, Techsylvania, Bits and Pretzels and MUST and he has shared the stage with leading global figures.

Christoph Sollich, better known as “The Pitch Doctor”, has helped 1800+ startups and an ever-growing number of corporate intrapreneurs improve the way they pitch to investors, partners, management boards etc. He's a mentor/coach for dozens of accelerators, incubators, corporate innovation labs and startup competitions around Europe.

Moderator & Speaker

Dan Ram

Christoph Sollich

Register now and start looking forward to a day of innovation and fun. Seats are limited!

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