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A PROJECT OF

We are the independent

Matchmaker & Innovation Driver

for the startup ecosystem FrankfurtRhineMain.

MATCHING @ MAIN

ABOUT
Frankfurt
Forward.

AS A Startup
in the B2B sector or with a strong tech focus, you will receive visibility and exclusive access to CEOs of leading corporates in FrankfurtRhineMain, other startups, investors and local politics - valuable tips from experienced entrepreneurs included. On top, as part of Frankfurt Forward you will be given the opportunity to set impulses, shape the (startup) ecosystem and drive innovation in the region.
AS A COMPANY
You will gain access to talents, technologies and innovation and find innovative solutions - hand in hand with a startup next door.
AS AN Investor
you will liaise with startups, politicians, medium-sized and large companies while counting on our support with your scouting.
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WHAT WE DO

OUR PROJECTS

CEO MEETS CEO
We match startups with established companies, thus, creating innovative solutions.
  • Pitch your idea for a concrete digital challenge of an established company.
  • Work hand in hand - beyond industry boarders, thought patterns and the daily grind.
  • Discuss the joint future – from CEO to CEO, at an eye level.
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STARTUP OF THE YEAR
Get selected as Startup of the Month by our renowned jury and the stage will be yours.

There is more to come: All Startups of the Month will have the opportunity to pitch live in front of our audience and to become Startup of the Year.
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IDEA FACTORY
In this cross-sector think tank with a B2B focus, we brought together CEOs of established corporates and startups as well as partners from FrankfurtRhineMain in 2020. We created a forum for lateral thinkers, fostering innovation with joined forces.

Together we identified current digital challenges of our ecosystem and created new formats or further developed existing ones.
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INTERNATIONAL MATCHMAKING
INTERNATIONAL
 MATCHMAKING
In a virtual 3-day program we bring together startups, corporates, investors and accelerators on an international level. We aim to provide our participants with authentic insights into the respective ecosystem of the partner country, share best practices and accelerate innovation and cooperation across borders.
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RECENT NEWS

NEWS.

Aug 2022

STARTUP X RETAIL: TRANSFORMATION DES EINZELHANDELS

Startup x Retail: Under the heading of Frankfurt Forward, startups and retailers will set impulses for the transformation of retail on 30 August. With best practices, lessons learned and a look at the possibilities and limits of digital retail, we offer a networking platform for local players - from digitalisation newcomers to experts.

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Jul 2022

raumvonwert is our new Startup of the Month!

The founders of raumvonwert have asked themselves how the acute housing shortage in conurbations can be countered with innovative ideas.

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May 2022

Lithium Designers is our new Startup of the Month!

Lithium Designers revolutionises the world of architecture with their new building façade solution while bridging the gap between engineers and architects.

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Mar 2022

SMART FRANKFURT: EIN BLICK AUF DEN WIRTSCHAFTSSTANDORT DER ZUKUNFT

Sustainable, inclusive and resource-efficient. Frankfurt as a business location is positioning itself for the future.

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STARTUPS OF THE MONTH.

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