STARTUP WORLD Stage @AUTOMATICA - first speakers confirmed

Over 50 top speakers from the startup community will take the stage at STARTUP WORLD from 21 to 24 June to talk about the impacts and trends in automation and service robotics. STARTUP WORLD is the new marketplace of innovation for aspiring young companies, investors, and the industry stakeholders at AUTOMATICA 2016 in Munich. The first speakers of this year's STARTUP WORLD are confirmed. They are renowned experts in the fields of robotics and service technology, space-related innovation, crowdfunding and venture-capital investment, fund seeding, innovation consulting, electronic manufacturing and startup promotion.

The first confirmed speakers on stage include: Alexander König, Founder Reactive Robots; Thorsten Rudolph, Managing Director AZO; Uli W. Fricke, CEO FunderNation; Candace Johnson, President of the European Business Angels Network; Dr.- Ing. Edgar Jochheim, Managing Director JOINCO Innovation Consulting; Manfred Schedl, Head of Mechatronics TQ-Group; Dr.-Ing. Sven R. Schmidt-Rohr, CEO, Co-founder ArtiMinds Robotics GmbH; and Dr. Carsten Rudolph, CEO BayStartUP; Christian Müller-Elschner, Managing Partner, Deutsche Ventures GC GmbH.

The STARTUP WORLD stage programme will feature a blend of startup pitches, product presentations, and inspiring round-table discussions. Various sessions will focus on topics such as startup support programmes and financing, as well as trends and challenges for hardware innovation. Furthermore, the most exciting product innovations in service robotics and industry automation will be presented by the finalists of the STARTUP WORLD Award, as well as by the startups, exhibiting at the STARTUP WORLD Market.

STARTUP WORLD will bring together aspiring young companies, investors, and the industry stakeholders at AUTOMATICA 2016 from 21 - 24 June. Along with an attractive exhibition space, this exceptional marketplace gives entrepreneurs and other players in the start-up scene the opportunity to showcase their ground-breaking service robotics and industry automation applications. A further highlight of the initiative is the STARTUP WORLD Award @ AUTOMATICA 2016, an innovation competition in the areas of service robotics and automation, calling for submissions from 15 April to 2 May 2016.

STARTUP WORLD is an initiative of Messe München GmbH and Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen (AZO).