The Cologne Startup Ecosystem opens its doors to the World


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What is Startup SAFARI?

Whereas the impact of innovation is felt globally, innovation is created locally. Every city has its own unique startup ecosystem full of passionate people that found, invest or support startups.

With Startup SAFARI Cologne we want to open up the startup ecosystem to the region and give like-minded people the chance to take a deep dive into the local startup scene, experience the startup lifestyle and create meaningful connections.

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100+ Venues
150+ Sessions
2000+ Attendees
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  • "I really appreciate the opportunity I got whilst participating in the Startup Safari! It gave me nice insights and lots of Information on the different kind of companies based in Cologne! I would definitely recommend it to anyone. 😊 Good Job!"

    Vanessa Dahm
    Vanessa Dahm
    Projektmanager Innovationsmanagement
    Deutsche Postbank
  • "The Startup SAFARI helped us to connect with proper business partners during our session. It took less then three weeks to sign an agreement with one of Germany's biggest insurance companies in the field of logistics. What seemed to be impossible turned out really fast!"

    Michael Wilmes
    Michael Wilmes
  • "Thanks to Startup SAFARI I was able to meet several innovative startups and topics structured well to fit in just one day. We are very pleased to bump into MyDaylivery and subsequently came to an agreement. We are looking forward to come to next year's Startup SAFARI again!"

    Robert Janke
    Robert Janke
    Sonderbeauftragter Digitalisierung
    R+V Versicherung / KRAVAG Insurance Company

That’s what happened at Startup SAFARI Cologne 2017

Who is running the SAFARI?

Startup SAFARI is a global network of cities that aim for creating an event for their local startup scene. If you want to learn more about the system and maybe want to run one yourself, find more info at

Startup SAFARI Cologne is organized by the folks behind Pirate Summit, Europe’s craziest Startup Conference and takes place during the same week. Together Startup SAFARI and PIRATE Summit will put Cologne onto the global Startup Ecosystem map for that week. Are you also interested to be part of Pirate Summit? Learn more about that at

Who is it made for?

Startup SAFARI Cologne is made for all current and future players of the Cologne startup ecosystem. If you are actively shaping the startup scene or interested to do so, you should be part of the yearly local highlight of startup culture in Cologne.

Ready for a new professional challenge? With our Jobseeker ticket, you will have the perfect 2-in-1 experience during Startup SAFARI Cologne 2018! Submit your application when registrations open and we will share a sneak preview of your profile to the startups and corporations that team up with us!

If one of them requests your full profile (incl. CV), you’ll receive free access to Startup SAFARI Cologne! At the same time, your chances to be invited to a job interview will highly increase

Any open questions? Feel free to reach out to the team 🙂

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