5-HT X-Linker

Get prepared for collaboration & investments
Startup boot camp for digital chemistry & health

5-HT X-linker | February 3-6, 2020











After an amazing first 5-HT X-linker bootcamp in 2019, we will continue the success story.
Be part of us and our community and participate in February 2020!

Startups from the fields of Digital Chemistry & Digital Health are intensively examined for their investment readiness and get connected with investors and corporates. During the 4-days-program, the startups receive individual coaching regarding their business model, market, product, team and financial structure. Law mentoring is optionally available. On the final day, the excellently prepared startups have exclusive sessions with relevant corporates and pitch in front of high-class investors.


  • Participants
    The program is designed specifically for startups within Digital Chemistry & Digital Health who are looking for an individual intro to renowned German chemical & pharmaceutical corporates (BASF, Evonik, Merck, Roche etc.)
  • Startup maturity 
    Seed or Series A stage
  • Date
    February 3-6, 2020
  • Location 
    The program will take place in the major cities of the Metropolitan Area Rhine-Neckar: Heidelberg, Ludwigshafen and Mannheim. Mannheim Central Station is just 30 minutes away from Frankfurt International Airport (by high-speed train). If required, we will help you to organise your arrival and departure.
  • Language
    The program is fully conducted in English.
  • Our offer
    The whole program is free of charge.
    Throughout the week, we provide you with free meals and drinks. Also, benefit from special hotel recommendations. If required, we will help you to organise your accommodation.
  • Your benefit
    Get fully prepared to pitch in front of high-class investors and meet corporate delegates. Expand your network and boost your startup’s development.
  • Application
    Our application portal opens October 7, 2019. Please fill out the application form with all required information.
    Application Deadline is December 1, 2019.
    After reviewing your application, you will receive feedback about your participation. Latest December 16, 2019 we will send out the final invitations.


Monday, February 3, 2020 (C-Hub, Hafenstr. 25-27, 68159 Mannheim)
Arrival, get-to-know-session
Professional pitch training: structure, speaking, slides will be reviewed
Keynote: Dr. Volker Lodwig, Head of Public Policy Roche Diagnostics about ‘Living the Knowledge Triangle’
Startup evening event

Tuesday & Wednesday, February 4-5, 2020 (C-Hub, Hafenstr. 25-27, 68159 Mannheim)
Mentoring sessions
: In specific 1:1 sessions our experienced mentors will challenge your startup individually in the following fields: business model, market, product, team and financial structure (law mentoring optional).
Inspiration talk (Tuesday):  Jens Aßmann, Staff to the Chairman of the Board BASF about ‘Turning the grand global challenges into innovation and business opportunities’

Thursday, February 6, 2020 (bootshaus, Hans-Reschke-Ufer 3, 68165 Mannheim)
Corporate Speed Dating: You get to know digital innovation teams from corporates such as BASF, SAP or Merck. Within 10 mins both you and the corporates’ delegates have the chance to evaluate if further collaboration might be beneficial.
Investor Pitch: You have the chance to present your startup’s solution in front of high-class investors, ranging from Germany’s largest seed investor High Tech-Gründerfonds, CVC’s (e.g. BASF Venture Capital) to various business angels.
Final and Awarding

You are interested to attend at the final Pitch Day as an investor, corporate or guest? Please contact Susann Hering, Susann.hering@5-ht.com





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