25. November 2022 09:30 - 25. November 2022 15:00 | Digital


Europe’s No1 event to match startups and chemical corporates

Our world needs chemistry for a whole bunch of products and processes – and our world desperately needs sustainability. The time for buzzwords is over!

We at 5-HT offer a platform for connecting these dimensions. With own our digital pitching and corporate speeddating event, the X-Linker, we want to drive innovation and strengthen exchange in the development and implementation of sustainable solutions for the chemical industry.

Our next next 5-HT X-linker “SUSTAINABILITY X CHEMISTRY” will be hosted digitally on the 25th of November 2022 and focuses on smart solutions for more sustainability in the chemical industry.

Startups, if you offer solutions to the following topics – take your chance and apply!

  • Sustainable (raw) materials and their application
  • CO2 (re)utilization
  • Digital value / supply chain traceability / transparency
  • Circular Economy

The goal of this event is to show your startup solution to our ecosystem of global industrial players, investors and other interested parties. Prior to the event day (Nov 25, 2022), the selected startups receive professional pitch training from us to be excellently prepared for their final presentation. After their pitch in front of our global community, the selected startups will be seated with each of our corporate partners (see list below) in exclusive speed dating sessions.

5-HT X-linker stands for building crosslinks – between innovators solving the problems of our times. When bright minds come together, great things can happen.

Startups, apply now

Confirmed Corporate Speed Daters

What’s in for startups?

Training, preparation, pitching in front of our global community and exclusive intro & speed dating with innovators of industrial giants.

Whether you are early-stage or already an established startup - applications from startups from all around the globe are welcome.

On the final day you’ll have the opportunity to establish contacts and explore cooperation opportunities.

Don’t wait to apply!

Application phase starts August 29, 2022

Deadline for your startup application is: October 14, 2022

After reviewing your application (and maybe a quick videocall with you) the final selection of the startups will take place on 31st of October 2022. If selected, we will contact you individually with the following steps prior to the event.

Startups, apply now

What’s in for Corporates, Investors and our community?

Keynote, pitches, matchmaking, networking! And inspiration for your innovation.

So, let’s come together at the next 5-HT X-linker “SUSTAINABILITY X CHEMISTRY” to build further bricks for a better tomorrow.

Be part of our community of people with passion & expertise and with vision & ideas.

Yes, I want to register as guest!

The program

  • Participants
    The program is designed specifically for startups within Digital Chemistry Industry who are looking for an individual intro to renowned German chemical corporates. The focus is on smart solutions for more sustainability in the chemical industry.
  • Preparation for startups only
    Individual date for pitch coaching (2 hours preparation each) plus technical dry-run
  • Date for all participants
    November 25, 2022 (2 hours for guests, 6 hours for Corporate Speed Daters & startups)
  • Event Location
  • Language
    The event will be held in English.
  • Our offer
    Participation in the event is free of charge.
  • Startup advantage
    You meet with leading chemical industry corporates in individual speed dating sessions, pitch your startup in front of our large community and receive individual pitch training to boost your startup's development.
  • Application for startups start August 29, 2022
    Application Phase starts at August 29, 2022. As soon as the portal is open, please fill out the application form with all required information. Application Deadline for startups is October 14, 2022. After reviewing your application, you will receive feedback about your participation. The final selection of the startups will take place October 31, 2022. If selected, we will contact you individually with the following steps prior to the event.

Selected Startups

The selected startups will be published.

The agenda for November 25, 2022

Friday, November 25, 2022 (Virtual Conference Room)

09:15 am Virtual rooms open for first impressions

09:30 am Welcome, Opening & Welcome speech

09:55 am Startup Pitches with Q&A

11:45 am End of the public part and break

12:00 am Corporate Speed Dating

15:00 pm Closing & Farewell

Yes, I want to register as guest!

Companies from the chemical industry interested in participating in Corporate Speed Dating are welcome to apply by emailing kontakt@5-ht.com.

This program is sponsored by:

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