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Up2B Firecamp

Five-days program to find investors and corporate partners

Date: March 13th - 17th 2023


Find an investor and customers for your business

Your startup is currently seeking financing, customer feedback and warm intros to investors? Then this is the perfect 5-day program fou you.

After a warm welcome onsite in Mannheim you will have the chance to network with fellow B2B founders. Tuesday is all about getting ready to meet the investors. Together with Erdinc Koc you will learn about the crucial steps of an investment journey and everything you need to consider early on.


On Wednesday you will go through three individual sessions with leading national and international B2B experts. The areas of mentoring are “Pitch, Sales and Law”. On Thursday everyone will have the opportunity to participate in a peer mentoring session and give each other valuable feedback on their solutions. On Friday it is all about meeting the VCs. In a VC-Startup Matching our investment partner want to get to know your startup and check whether the solution fits their purposes.


What Up2B Firecamp offers you


Get access to DAX enterprises, SMEs and hidden champions

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Get connected to VCs and Business Angels

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Coaching by B2B experts


A week full of insights and relevant business contacts

You should apply if...

  • You are an entrepreneur seeking for financing, pilot customers and scaling

  • You are working on a solution from the fields of Industry Tech, Energy, Agriculture, Mobility, IT or Saas

  • Your business is B2B-focused

What to expect?

  • Individual mentoring with more than 15 B2B experts

  • Corporate speed dating with more than 12 multinationals and SMEs 

  • Direct connection and one-on-ones with VCs and business angels

  • Free participation incl. food, drinks and a surprise box

Program period

March 13th - 17th 2023

Application deadline

The application deadline is on February 19th 2023 at 23:59. If you want to participate in Up2B Breakthrough, please fill in this application form

Program location

The program takes place in a hybrid setting.

The first day (March 13th) will take place in person in Mannheim (MAFINEX Technologiezentrum, Julius-Hatry-Str. 1, 68163 Mannheim). The rest of the program will be held online via Zoom.

Program costs

Since Up2B is funded by Startup BW and Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Economics, Labour and Tourism, the participation is free including food and beverages during the program on site. Please note though that we don’t cover any transport or accommodation costs.


The mentors & experts you will meet

Fernanda Ivatiuk

Fernanda Ivatiuk

Co-founder of Edtech Beetools & Sales Entrepreneur


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Dr. Simon Apel

Dr. Simon Apel

IT/IP Lawyer


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Verena Kleinmann

Verena Kleinmann

Entrepreneur – Lecturer – Consultant, Marketing Strategy and Social Media

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The companies you will meet





All for One Group SE

All for One Group SE


The investors you will meet

MBG Baden-Württemberg

MBG Baden-Württemberg

STS Ventures

STS Ventures

Abacus Alpha

Abacus Alpha


Get a feeling about the program


Frequently asked about Up2B Firecamp


What the participants say about Firecamp

“The Firecamp is the most inspiring and intensive format for the further development of innovative startup ideas I have seen in Germany so far. This week is so motivating for the founders, startup teams and mentors and ensures the exchange of valuable knowledge and experiences in professional fields. For local startups who are serious about their growth, the Firecamp is an absolute must and a highlight!”

Christian Wewezow

Investor and Venture Builder

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Get in touch!

Inga is your contact person for Up2B Firecamp. If you have questions about the program, please don't hesitate to contact her. For further information, please also chceck our FAQs.

Inga-Marit Nölle

+49 160 896 9975

InnoWerft Walldorf

Inga-Marit Nölle

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