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Get noticed and connect with investors, founders, and thought leaders

We Catalyze Transatlantic Investment &
Partnerships in Technology and Life Sciences


Our annual investor’s conference, OktoberINVESTfest, fosters innovation and transatlantic investment. To this end, we introduce financiers to a select group of high-quality American and German investment opportunities. This year’s event will focus on Cybersecurity, HealthTech, and Smart Factory/Smart City.

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American & German
Investment Opportunities
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1-on-1 Meetings,
Networking
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Learn from Top Investors
and Companies

Agenda

9:00 am EDT
(14:00 CET)

Welcome

Welcome and Opening Remarks

5 MIN

9:05 am EDT
(14:05 CET)

Opportunity

TBD

40 MIN

9:45 am EDT
(14:45 CET)

Pitches

Session 1

60 MIN

10:45 am EDT
(15:45 CET)

Panel Discussion

TBD

45 MIN

11:30 am EDT
(16:30 CET)

Pitches

Session 2

60 MIN

12:30 pm EDT
(17:30 CET)

Wrap up

Closing Remarks

5 MIN

12:35 pm EDT
(17:35 CET)

Meet

Networking + Breakout Sessions

90 MIN

Select Your Table

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Make Contacts in Bavaria

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Make Contacts in Newyork

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Make Business Contacts

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Meet The Top Investors

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Invest in Bavaria

Our Speakers

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For sixteen years Jan has been supporting US companies across the tech, life science, industrial and automotive sectors with their European/EMEA expansions with a focus on Europe’s powerhouse, Bavaria Germany. Together with her team she founded the organization’s Expand 2 Europe web-based program, to help growth stage companies with the ins and outs of forming a successful business location in Germany.  Jan is also the German Honorary Consul in Connecticut and Rhode Island focusing on transatlantic relations.  Before joining The State of Bavaria’s U.S. team, Jan worked in sales and marketing of IBM technologies and in supply chain at Mercedes Benz and Kendall Healthcare (now Medtronic). She has a BA and MBA from Northeastern University.

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Daniel Grassinger, Sr. Manager Investment & Expansion at the Bavarian US Offices, facilitates transatlantic investment from the US to Bavaria, Germany and visa versa. Prior to relocating to the US, Daniel worked at UnternehmerTUM, Europe’s biggest entrepreneurship and innovation center, where he designed, developed, and managed XPRENEURS, an incubation program for early-stage high-tech startups. XPRENEURS supports startups in the fields of Mobility, Smart City, Industrial IoT, Smart Enterprise, B2B Tech and Med Tech. Daniel closely collaborates with Germany’s DigitalHUB: Mobility, which is also operated by UnternehmerTUM. While living in Zurich and prior to joining UnternehmerTUM, Daniel co-founded ‘nexussquared’, a blockchain business platform with the focus on accelerating blockchain ideas through ‚nexuslab’ – a virtual blockchain acceleration program. Daniel designed the program and managed its first cohort with 10 European blockchain startups. Holding degrees in civil engineering and business administration, Daniel has worked in real estate consulting for more than ten years. While building up and managing AECOM’s Swiss branch, Daniel designed various innovation processes for corporate clients.

Why You Should Attend

  • Grow in the US, Germany, and Israel

    Build and foster your network in business communities on three continents

  • Raise capital,

    From VCs, family offices, sector specific investors

  • Connect with partners,

    Industry thought-leaders, and top-level management from presenting companies

  • Gain valuable insights

    Into how U.S., European, and Israeli VCs think about international expansion strategies for startups

  • Learn how to thrive internationally from successful German and American startups

    From German, American, and Israeli Unicorns

  • Meet with insiders

    From Invest in Bavaria, New York City, and Munich to open doors into all three regions

YOU are an investor or company

Looking to discover fast-growing US and European tech startups YOU are a company looking to expand your reach and networks in the US and Germany

Apply To Attend

YOU are an innovative growth-stage startup

Seeking investment capital Get noticed and connect with investors, founders and thought leaders

Apply To Present

Presenting Companies

We are here for you locally, worldwide.


Are you looking to expand your company to Europe? We provide you with all the important information, valuable contacts and customized support for your expansion project. Our cross cultural teams in the U.S. and Bavaria, Germany look forward to helping you. Our services are always cost free and confidential.

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Jan Danisman

Bavarian US Offices for
Economic Development

Global Cyber Center, 149 5th Ave. 9th Fl., New York, NY 10010

+1 212-317-0588

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Daniel Grassinger

Bavarian US Offices for
Economic Development

Global Cyber Center, 149 5th Ave. 9th Fl., New York, NY 10010

+1 (910) 494-4946

Host: Invest in Bavaria.

OktoberINVESTfest is hosted by Invest in Bavaria, the investment promotion agency of Germany’s largest, most innovative state – Bavaria. Bavaria is a top-tier region in Europe and the center of German innovation. It’s capital Munich, as rated by the European Commission, is Europe’s #1 tech hub!

The Bavarian U.S. Offices for Economic Development are the U.S. representative offices for Invest in Bavaria, a division of the German State of Bavaria’s Ministry of Economic Affairs. We assist companies worldwide in expanding to Germany’s economic powerhouse, the State of Bavaria and vice-versa. With cross cultural teams in New York and San Francisco, we are one of Invest in Bavaria’s 28 representative offices globally.

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Contact Info

Bavarian U.S. Offices for Economic Development
New York Global Cyber Center / SOSA
149 5th Ave. 9th Fl.
New York, NY 10010 USA

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+1 212-317-0588

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