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One of the biggest benefits for aspiring entrepreneurs in Frankfurt is the vast number of startup and tech events in the area. At these many events, experienced CEOs, founders, and investors in Frankfurt share their experiences and knowledge with the next generation of startups. 

In the post below, we’ve listed plenty of startup events and groups in the Frankfurt area for every stage of your startup, whether you’re testing your idea, looking to learn new skills, meet potential co-founders, find investors, or just meet new and interesting people. 

 

Inspirational Startup Events

The are many inspirational startup events and Meetups in Frankfurt, where you hear interesting stories from experienced entrepreneurs and begin to meet others in the Frankfurt startup community. The great thing about these events is that they are open to the public and very welcoming to newcomers. 

 

Best Practices Startup Events

Frankfurt is home to a plethora of beginner knowledge-sharing events. These events are each focused on specific topics related to building a business, and feature expert speakers that share their best practices, tips for success, and pitfalls to avoid. Most of these events are free, but some may charge a small ticket fee that is definitely worth the investment. 

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      • How to Quickly Establish Safe, Reliable, and Compliant AI Startups: 7:00pm, May 29, 2024 (Europe/Berlin): https://FI.co/e/342947
      • Founder Institute Online Information Session: https://FI.co/infosession
      • What is Entrepreneur DNA? Insights from 15 Years of Social Science Research: 7:00pm, Jun 03, 2024 (Europe/Berlin): https://FI.co/e/343418
      • Startup Success: Mastering the Product Discovery Process (Online Workshop): 7:00pm, Jun 11, 2024 (Europe/Berlin): https://FI.co/e/347396
      • [Restricted] Venture Trailblazers, featuring James Currier (Founding Partner at NFX): 4:45pm, Jun 12, 2024 (Europe/Berlin): https://FI.co/e/348987
      • Employee to Entrepreneur: How to Make the Transition to Startup Founder: 7:00pm, Jun 12, 2024 (Europe/Berlin): https://FI.co/e/342952
      • FI Spring 2024 Graduation: Meet the New Portfolio Companies: 7:00pm, Jun 14, 2024 (Europe/Berlin): https://FI.co/e/348663
      • Co-Founder Networking: Find a Business Partner: 7:00pm, Jun 17, 2024 (Europe/Berlin): https://FI.co/e/345644
      • How to Launch a Startup in Europe: 7:00pm, Jun 20, 2024 (Europe/Berlin): https://FI.co/e/348154
      • How to Take a Value Proposition to Finding Product Market Fit: 7:00pm, Jun 24, 2024 (Europe/Berlin): https://FI.co/e/342959
      • Startup Pitch Practice: Share Your Idea and Get Expert Feedback: 7:00pm, Jun 26, 2024 (Europe/Berlin): https://FI.co/e/345137
      • How Founders Beat Anxiety for Peak Performance : 7:00pm, Jul 03, 2024 (Europe/Berlin): https://FI.co/e/345691
      • How to Acquire your First 100 B2C Customers: 7:00pm, Jul 08, 2024 (Europe/Berlin): https://FI.co/e/344384
      • Adam Robinson’s Journey: Bootstrapping Retention.com to $22M ARR: 6:00pm, Jul 12, 2024 (Europe/Berlin): https://FI.co/e/348725
      • Startup Fundraising Q&A: Meet Investors from the FI Venture Network: 7:00pm, Jul 17, 2024 (Europe/Berlin): https://FI.co/e/345738
      • How to Build a Personal Brand: The Startup Founders Guide to Thought Leadership: 7:00pm, Jul 24, 2024 (Europe/Berlin): https://FI.co/e/343124
      • How to Come Up with Great Startup Ideas : 7:00pm, Jul 29, 2024 (Europe/Berlin): https://FI.co/e/345762
      • How to Achieve a Product-Market Fit: 7:00pm, Aug 07, 2024 (Europe/Berlin): https://FI.co/e/347125
      • What is Entrepreneur DNA? Insights from 15 Years of Social Science Research: 7:00pm, Aug 12, 2024 (Europe/Berlin): https://FI.co/e/344077
      • The Startup Founders’ Guide to Building AI Products Quickly & Easily : 7:00pm, Aug 14, 2024 (Europe/Berlin): https://FI.co/e/347925
      • Startup Fundraising Q&A: Meet Investors from the FI Venture Network: 7:00pm, Sep 16, 2024 (Europe/Berlin): https://FI.co/e/345876
      • What is Entrepreneur DNA? Insights from 15 Years of Social Science Research: 6:00pm, Oct 30, 2024 (Europe/Berlin): https://FI.co/e/344575
      • Employee to Entrepreneur: How to Make the Transition to Startup Founder : 7:00pm, Nov 04, 2024 (Europe/Berlin): https://FI.co/e/343314
      • What is the DNA of an Entrepreneur? Insights from 15 Years of Research: 7:00pm, Dec 04, 2024 (Europe/Berlin): https://FI.co/e/345314
      • Co-Founder Networking: Find a Business Partner: 7:00pm, Dec 09, 2024 (Europe/Berlin): https://FI.co/e/344770
      • How to Come Up with Great Startup Ideas: 7:00pm, Dec 16, 2024 (Europe/Berlin): https://FI.co/e/344889

 

Events to Network and Form a Team in Frankfurt

When you're ready to start building a team, it's time to attend events, talk about your startup project, and meet people that share your interests in Frankfurt. While attending any of the events listed in this post can help you meet potential team members, the events below are especially useful

 

Builder-Focused Events and Hackathons in Frankfurt

If you have a technical skillset, or are looking to network and learn from people that have a technical skillset, then it is worth looking into the maker-focused events in Frankfurt. These include hackathons, technical Meetups, and other communities that foster people building products. 

 

Investor Networking Events in Frankfurt

If you already have a team and/or product, then you might be ready to start networking with investors in Frankfurt. There are many events in Frankfurt that gather angel investors (affluent people that invest their personal capital in early-stage startups or entrepreneurs, and generally provide only a small one-time investment to help the business grow), angel investor groups (networks, or syndicates, of angel investors who pool their resources together to invest more money than would typically be issued with a private angel investment), and venture capital firms (large institutional funds that provide large amounts of funding for later stage companies with impressive and proven growth), like the ones listed below. 

 


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Learn more about the Founder Institute at FI.co, join a free startup event in Frankfurt, or apply to build a startup in Frankfurt today.

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