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ESMT Demo Day

Create a better tomorrow
September 30, 2022, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Do you want to connect to the Berlin startup ecosystem?

Get the chance to connect to investors, entrepreneurs, and other stakeholders of the Berlin startup ecosystem.

The ESMT Demo Day is a startup event where early-stage startups, investors, corporates, and other stakeholders of the entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem meet and discuss new ideas. Besides startup pitches, we host panel discussions and keynotes around the topic of entrepreneurship and innovation to enable connections, networking, and growth for our partners and the ecosystem.  

Save the date for this year's event: September 30, 2022

Program Details

Program details

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Reception
2:00 - 2:10 p.m. Introduction by Jörg Rocholl, President ESMT Berlin
2:10 - 2:30 p.m. Fireside Chat with Alexander Kudlich
2:30 - 2:50 p.m. Fireside Chat with Marc-Alexander Christ
2:50 - 3:15 p.m. Panel discussion "Macroeconomic situation and impact on the startup ecosystem"
3:25 - 4:40 p.m. Startup Competition for prize money of 5,000 €
4:40 - 5:00 p.m. Award ceremony


ESMT Berlin
Schlossplatz 1
10178 Berlin, Germany
Tel.: +49 30 212 31 0

How to get to ESMT Berlin


During Demo Day, the entrepreneurship community at ESMT meets the startup ecosystem of Berlin. Are you interested in participating?

Please register here.

Confirmed Speakers

Alexander Kudlich

General Partner at 468 Capital

Marc-Alexander Christ

Co-founder SumUp

Rovina D'Souza

VC at Capnamic

Jörg Rocholl

President at ESMT Berlin

Linus Dahlander

Professor at ESMT Berlin and the holder of the Lufthansa Group Chair in Innovation

Carla Schell

VC at Auxxo

Nethanel Sztrum

Director VC Rivus Capital

Dr. Marc-André Rousseau

Partner at Schalast


ESMT Berlin
Schlossplatz 1
10178 Berlin, Germany
Tel.: +49 30 212 31 0

How to get to ESMT Berlin

Demo Day 2021

Gain an insight into the ESMT Demo Day 2021.

Read our Press Release
About Vali Berlin
Marie Kober

Create a better tomorrow

Vali Berlin - Entrepreneurship Hub at ESMT

Vali Berlin is the entrepreneurship hub at ESMT Berlin and fosters responsible entrepreneurship for economic, environmental, and social value creation. We do so through a range of initiatives in four main areas: We support founders and joiners, educate entrepreneurial leaders, shape an entrepreneurial culture and connect entrepreneurial stakeholders.

Learn more about Vali Berlin here.


Baris Efe

Manager & Co-founder at Vali Berlin - Entreprenurship Hub at ESMT
+49 30 212 31 1649

Henry Sauermann

ESMT Chair in Entrepreneurship & Academic Director at Vali Berlin - Entrepreneurship Hub at ESMT
outside of the ESMT Berlin building, from the front.
A cover image of the 13th episode of the Campus 10178 podcast shows the founder of Vali smiling.
The winner of Vali's Demo Day at ESMT Berlin, Senvo, founded by Marie Kober (MBA 22).
A group photo of the event
Team Asfelia celebrating. ooo yea
Vali Berlin scholarships

Vali offers Female Founders and entrepreneurship scholarships for full-time MBA students working at their own company or proactively exploring new business ideas.

Introducing Vali Berlin, the entrepreneurship hub at ESMT

In episode #13 of Campus 10178, the ESMT Berlin podcast, Baris talks about how Vali Berlin was created, the development of its SEP, and where it fits in Berlin’s startup ecosystem.

Summer Entrepreneurship Program 2021 - Demo Day

SENVO wins €5,000 prize money at Vali Berlin’s Demo Day at ESMT Berlin

ESMT x HPI Startup Bootcamp

Vali Berlin and HPI co-hosted this year's Start-up Bootcamp on Innovating Cybersecurity, specifically targeting HPI and ESMT students and alumni to bring together teams from tech and business.

ESMT x HPI Startup Bootcamp

Team Asfelia wins the Best Idea Award