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The Hinterland of Things Conference is a one-day event, where you connect with explicitly selected Series A/B startups, CEOs and innovation drivers. We bring Germany’s brightest innovators together to create a joint digital future with leading hidden champions. You can expect outstanding speakers and an exciting program! Meet startups on-site, experience founders & experts live on stage, listen to first-hand founder stories and much more. Please note that we have an application process and each participant is screened by us. Once you have completed this process, you will receive a special code to purchase the ticket.

The Conference will take place on the 14th June 2023 #Hinterland23.

The location is Lokschuppen in Bielefeld. The address is Stadtheider Str. 11, 33609 Bielefeld, Germany.

The venue for the Hinterland Party will also be the Lokschuppen.

With your Conference ticket you have access to all areas: Hinterland Stage, Founders Stage, Exhibition, Food and Drink Area and Conference Party. In addition we offer some Masterclasses, information will follow. The complete day you can use the city-busses and trams for free.

Altstadt Hotel Bielefeld: Ritterstraße 15, 33602 Bielefeld

LÉGÈRE HOTEL Bielefeld: Neumarkt 2, 33602 Bielefeld

LÉGÈRE EXPRESS Bielefeld: Kavalleriestraße 9, 33602 Bielefeld

STAYERY Bielefeld Hauptbahnhof, Herforder Str. 69, 33602 Bielefeld

B&B Hotel Bielefeld-City, Europapl. 2, 33613 Bielefeld

With your Conference ticket, you have the possibility to reach our event with all trams and buses in Bielefeld free of charge during the whole day. The tram No. 2 direction ALTENHAGEN station „Stadtheider Straße“, around 7 minutes from the Central Tram Station, will bring you to the venue. Please note: there are NO parking spaces in the vicinity of the Conference, so we recommend you to use public transport.

You can buy a special train ticket for Hinterland of Things 2023 from Deutsche Bahn. The ticket has a fixed price, regardless of which station you will arrive at.

Each exhibitor will receive access to electricity. You have also the availability to charge your phone or laptop at the Lokschuppen location.

Of course! WIFI access is available all over the location.

We are offering a selection of coffee and soft drinks during the whole conference day. In our “Food and Drinks” areas you will also find a variety of healthy and innovative food bars.

The registration for all ticket types is at the main entrance of the venue. Please have your ticket (printed or mobile) by your side for smooth access. You will receive your badge at the registration desk.

The doors will open at 8.00 am.

There is no specific dress code for our event, but sneakers are more than welcome! Come as you feel and who you are.

Despite living in the age of smartphones and 24/7-availability we do believe in the power of silence – so please mute your devices. If you have to take or make a call, please step out for a moment.

Always welcome! Please contact Simon Brakhage (simon.brakhage@foundersfoundation.de) for further details.

Please sign up for the waiting list on our website. Unfortunately, we can not offer every applicant a commitment for the Conference.

Tickets can be paid by credit card, Paypal and on invoice.

Tickets are personalized and therefore not transferable to other persons. We offer a refund up to 30 days before the event starts.

Hinterland23 attendee?

We can’t wait to welcome you all here in Bielefeld! In the meantime, let your network know that you are attending Hinterland23: We’ve created a digital frame that you can download, combine with a photo of yours and post on LinkedIn or Instagram.

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If you don’t have an account with Canva yet, register with your email address. The program is for free. Open our template by clicking this link.

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Be sure to tag the Hinterland of Things and Founders Foundation accounts when you post, and use the hashtag #Hinterland23.