Au revoir Viva Technology

The Viva Tech­no­lo­gy took place in Paris for the eighth time. Japan was the guest coun­try this time. Accor­ding to the orga­ni­zers, more than 165,000 visi­tors, over 13,500 start­ups and around 2,000 inves­tors came tog­e­ther at the con­fe­rence from 22 to 25 May 2024. While some came to find out about the latest trends and deve­lo­p­ments in the tech sec­tor, others atten­ded the con­fe­rence to pre­sent their own busi­ness ide­as or, con­ver­se­ly, to dis­co­ver pro­mi­sing start­ups. Trans­la­ted with DeepL​.com (free version) 

A dele­ga­ti­on from the Digi­tal Hub Initia­ti­ve (de:hub), con­sis­ting of the digi­tal hubs and seve­ral start-ups from the de:hub eco­sys­tem, was repre­sen­ted at the Fran­co-Ger­man joint stand, the “French-Ger­man Tech Lab”. Our Mana­ging Direc­tor Andrea Wick­le­der and our Com­mu­ni­ty & Part­ner Mana­ger Lui­se Schrö­ter were on site for the Media­Tech Hub Pots­dam. Fur­ther­mo­re, ten start­ups from the MTH com­mu­ni­ty were also pre­sent: Asse­tAi­de, JYM­MiN, Mitig­ant, RAVE​.SPACE, Trueff­les, Volu­cap, XR Boot­camp, yoo​na​.ai and ZAU­BAR. Sen­sit!, an alum­ni start­up of the MTH Acce­le­ra­tor, was repre­sen­ted at the Dubai stand.

The­re were of cour­se exci­ting panel talks and key­notes with experts from the various sec­tors again this year. One of the hot topics at Viva Tech­no­lo­gy was pri­ma­ri­ly Arti­fi­ci­al Intel­li­gence (AI). Other topics included mixed rea­li­ty, robo­tics and impact. 

The Digi­tal Hub Initia­ti­ve was also invol­ved in orga­ni­zing various pro­gram items and side events. For exam­p­le, the first day ended with the “Ger­man Start­up Night 2024”, which was orga­ni­zed by the AHK - Fran­co-Ger­man Cham­ber Fran­co-Alle­man­de de Com­mer­ce et d’In­dus­trie in coope­ra­ti­on with Germany’s Hid­den Cham­pi­on - Saar­land, Ber­lin Part­ner and the de:hub initia­ti­ve. Here, start­ups, inves­tors and play­ers from the indus­try came tog­e­ther to net­work in a rela­xed atmo­sphe­re with snacks and cool drinks.

Ano­ther high­light was the “French-Ger­man Tech Batt­le”, which took place direct­ly at the joint Ger­man-French stand. Four tech start­ups com­pe­ted against each other and pit­ched their busi­ness ide­as in front of an audi­ence. ZAU­BAR emer­ged as the win­ner of the batt­le, while the Pots­dam start­up Mitig­ant was named “Most Pro­mi­sing Start­up” - con­gra­tu­la­ti­ons to both teams. 

The visit to Viva Tech­no­lo­gy 2024 was a good oppor­tu­ni­ty for MTH Pots­dam and its start­ups to pre­sent them­sel­ves to an inter­na­tio­nal audi­ence and make new cont­acts. We would like to take this oppor­tu­ni­ty to thank the Fede­ral Minis­try for Eco­no­mic Affairs and Cli­ma­te Action, Ger­ma­ny Trade & Invest and RCKT. for the orga­niza­ti­on and for the oppor­tu­ni­ty to be repre­sen­ted at Viva Tech­no­lo­gy this year. 

Here you can find some impressions:

Image Cre­dit: RCKT.