The 2. Start-up Boostival took place on april 19th 2018 in Munich. For all partcipating start-ups, VCs and corporate investors this event was a big success, especially for the start-up NECT from hamburg, who won this pitch event.


A pitch event of inQventures: We support start-ups and bring them together with investors!

You have an idea. Then join us and convince the audience.

inQventures invites you to the START-UP BOOSTIVAL on October 26th 2017 at the headquarter of adesso AG in Dortmund.

During the pitch event, six start-ups will have the opportunity to present their business idea to an venture capitalists and corporate ventures. During a ten-minute pitch-deck talk followed by a question and answer session, start-ups can convince potential partners to work together with.

Investors can look forward to an exciting and open event with exciting ideas.

Start-ups can apply until october 12th 2017 for a pitch slot.
Investors can register here for free. (no registration available anymore)

The IT service provider adesso AG has founded a start-up incubator during its anniversary year – the company celebrates 20 years in May. And the name of the new incubator? inQventures. In setting up inQventures, adesso aims to pass on two decades of expertise and experience to promising young entrepreneurs and start-ups in the field of IT.

inQventures has set itself the objective of promoting innovative IT solutions for the B2B sector from the adesso Group’s core competences. As an incubator, this new company is supporting founders and start-ups in the early phase of their development by providing them with equity capital for start-up financing and the IT and management expertise of over 2000 adesso staff members.

In addition to this, inQventures will help these young entrepreneurs to set up their teams and will provide them with the necessary premises and infrastructure. And, because networking is important too, the new company will provide start-ups with helpful contacts in a range of sectors and introduce them to venture capital providers in order to secure further funding rounds. With all of these factors, adesso aims to make it possible for the start-ups to successfully position themselves in the market and with customers and investors more quickly.

Volker Gruhn, who founded the company in 1997 and is now chairman of adesso’s Supervisory Board, still remembers the early years: “Back then we had a lot of good ideas, but – of course – limited means. Every investment had to be earned first, because we made our living in those early years without any outside capital. This makes it even more wonderful that now, twenty years later, we are in a position to pass on our knowledge and experience to young entrepreneurs with exciting ideas and to support them.”

Frank Reinecke, who has been working for adesso as a senior IT and business consultant, has now taken on the management of inQventures. In addition to this, he himself has entrepreneurial experience as the founder of three successful start-ups. inQventures’ headquarters are located in adesso’s Berlin office. A network of contact partners at all of the adesso offices in Germany, Austria and Switzerland is currently in development.

S O NAH, our previous winner of the start-up Boostival convinced the jury with its business model and won a two-day start-up coaching with a "Interaction Room" workshop from adesso AG.

The young company is developing mobility concepts based on a sensor platform that is still under development. As part of SmartCity, the young team wants to shape the cities of the future.

Together with three adesso consultants (Sanaz Hughes, Michael Wallenczus, Thomas Krause), the team analyzed the business model for the greatest business opportunities and risks as well as the various business cases.

At a dinner with exciting discussions in the center of Cologne, the first day ended in a nice way. Quote from the evening of S O NAH: "Although we have little money life is still nice. And what we got from adesso almost blowed our minds.”

On the following day the technical backlog for the year 2018 was defined. Various model canvas as well as roadmaps and much more were worked out. The interactive room workshop with two intensive working days was very successful for S O NAH.

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