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IT'S a match!



Frankfurt Forward brings together what belongs together. Not only in our jury sessions for the Startup of the Month award we regularly bring young startups and corporates together at one table. In order to promote digitization and innovative business ideas in the Frankfurt ecosystem, we also offer local corporates the chance to be matched with a startup to solve a specific digital challenge in a way that is precisely tailored to their needs. 

In 1:1 matchings, experience and consistency encounter pioneering spirit and wealth of ideas.

Fresh impulses at CEO meets CEO light!

In an (virtual) meeting, we create the space for a 1:1 exchange in which all questions and topics are permitted: from pitches of current ideas, feedback on existing business models or brainstorming sessions on possible collaborations.

For better access to capital and deal flow, we offer a CEO meets
in addition to CEO meets CEO light.

Joint solutions at CEO meets CEO extended!

In a collaboration lasting several weeks, startup and (industrial) corporate work together to solve a current challenge of the established company.

The corporate defines a current digital challenge.
Selected startups will present their individual out-of-the-box approach to the solution.
The corporate will invite the most convincing startup to a face to face pitch.
After an approx. one-month cooperation, both CEOs will come together to discuss the lessons learned and the further collaboration.


The format is fee-based for all corporates. The matchmaking sessions are always initiated precisely and based on concrete needs. Participation for startups is free of charge, but requires that matchmaking partners on the corporate or investor side have expressed interest in a match.

Are you based in Frankfurt and currently looking for startups to solve a specific digital challenge of your B2B company? Fresh impulses and best practices from startups? Young entrepreneurs as sparring partners? Frankfurt Forward supports you in your innovation scouting.
We look forward to hearing from you via!

Are you interested in investing in young, innovative startup from Frankfurt? We support you in finding the right startups. We look forward to hearing from you via!

All B2B startups based in FrankfurtRhineMain that have already been on the market for 2-5 years and want to work together with Frankfurt companies on digital topics and solutions can apply.
We look forward to your ideas and solutions for a strong Frankfurt!



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