GrowthCon 2018 Trailer

Business meets Innovation

Get in touch with influential minds.

What is GrowthCon?

GrowthCon is a Tech & M&A Conference and offers a deep dive into the relevant topics of today’s tech business and entrepreneurial challenges. Joining us on stage, many well known investors and founders will discuss the hottest trends and give a picture of newest developments. As a networking platform, we expect more than 500 technology savvy founders, digital leaders, investors and corporates to mix into an inspiring crowd.

What is ACXIT?

ACXIT Capital Partners is a leading international corporate finance and investment advisory firm for mid-market clients and entrepreneurs in Europe and beyond. As an independent, privately owned firm we maintain offices in Frankfurt, Berlin, Munich, Leipzig, Zurich and Hong Kong as well as strong alliances in France, China, India and the USA. Our clients are corporations, family-owned businesses, entrepreneurs, financial sponsors and family offices.





Artificial Intelligence


Cyber Security

Autonomous Traffic / E-Mobility


Cocktail Reception –  Conference Day – Club Night – Tech Breakfast

The hottest start-ups will present themselves in three tracks (ICO / FinTech / SportsTech) in our GrowthCon pitch battles on day 1 of GrowthCon 2018. Winners of the pitch battle get the chance to meet our speakers and sponsors in a personal setting at the speakers’ dinner and to present themselves to the audience on May 3rd.

› Apply now for joining the battles!

We close the first day with a cocktail reception for all participants. We look forward to a relaxed evening with cocktails, finger food and great networking.

› 08:00 – Open Doors / 09:00 – Opening Keynote
CONFERENCE @ Klassikstadt Frankfurt

GrowthCon is not only to provide a platform of networking, mingling founders, digital leaders, investors and corporates into an inspiring crowd, but offers a deep dive into the relevant topics of today’s tech business and entrepreneurs. Joining us on stage, many well known investors and founders will discuss the hottest trends and give a picture of newest developments.


Leaders in politics and business discuss the requirements and best prerequisites to profit from digital transformation.


Deep dive into today’s and tomorrow’s technology hotspots, presenting high calibre panels, workshops and use cases.

Once again, GrowthCon will host its Club Night at Gibson Club, the hottest nightlife location in town. Our Guests may rock to beats of Urban Club Band, Gibson’s extraordinary life band, featuring many well known artitsts.


› 9:00

In the early Friday morning, we will host an after conference get-together for all participants, enabling workshops, break-out sessions and follow-up discussions.

How to prepare for an IPO: prerequisites, conditions, to-do’s and potential mistakes with Deutsche Börse, Quirin Bank & Latham & Watkins






Selected speakers of GrowthCon 2018

Andreas Thümmler

Andreas Thümmler founded “CFP” in 1998 that merged with ACXIT Capital Management in 2015 to form ACXIT Capital Partners.

    Benjamin Erhart

    Benjamin Erhart is Partner at Munich based Unternehmertum Venture Capital Partners (UVC Partners), focussing on Industrial Tech and Mobility.

      Christian Angermayer

      Christian Angermayer (36) is a serial entrepreneur and investor born in Germany and based in London.

        Christophe Hocquet

        Christophe Hocquet is a passionate entrepreneur, successful founder and manager and was appointed CEO of the Brille24 Group in 2015.

          Dr. Alex von Frankenberg

          Dr. Alex von Frankenberg has been active in the world of venture capital and start-ups since 2000 and became Managing Director of High-Tech Gründerfonds in 2005.

            Dr. Marcus C. Funke

            Marcus Funke is a partner in the Frankfurt office of Latham & Watkins advising clients in all aspects of securities and corporate law.

              Dr. Markus E. Krüger

              Markus Krüger is a partner in Latham & Watkins’ Frankfurt office and co-leads the German team of the firm’s global Financial Institutions Group.

                Dr. Sebastian Schaefer

                Sebastian aims at promoting the startup scene Frankfurt Rhine-Main as one of the leading Startupand Fintech Hubs in Europe.

                  Dr. Thomas Funke

                  Entrepreneurship has fascinated Thomas since he set up a course at university in 2008 that allowed students to start their own businesses.

                    Eran Davidson

                    Eran Davidson founded his seventh fund – Davidson Technology Growth Debt in 2015, the first German fund to provide growth debt to mid/late stage IT companies in Europe.

                      Eric Franz

                      Eric is a founder and the CTO of Cargodrone, a company that focusses on the replacement of trucks and railways in the long term.

                        Hannah Klose

                        Hannah is a natural born host! Her talent for authentic and charming moderation as well as hands on stage training is unique and empowering.

                          Hans-Christian Boos

                          Chris Boos' (Arago) mission: empowering human potential, freeing up time for creativity and innovative thinking through AI.

                            Heinrich Zetlmayer

                            Heinrich Zetlmayer is an active  investor and board member of Lykke Corp., the global trading platform based on blockchain technology.

                              Jan Andresen

                              Managing Director of Engagement at the Cyber Innovation Hub of the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr).

                                John Butler

                                John Butler is the Chief Executive Officer of the Lend and Borrow Trust.

                                  Laurenz Apiarius

                                  He ist the Founder & CEO of Blockwall Capital - the first German crypto investment fund focused on Distributed Ledger/Blockchain technologies serving UHNWIs, Family Offices and Institutionals to gain access to this asset class.

                                    Lukasz Musialski

                                    Lukasz Musialski is the Portfolio Director of Iconiq Lab.

                                      Maximilian Lautenschläger

                                      Maximilian Lautenschläger is the Sourcing Director and a Managing Partner of Iconiq Lab.

                                        Michael Mellinghoff

                                        Michael is a seasoned investment professional with over 15 years of experience, spanning both the traditional banking and fintech world.

                                          Niclas Braun

                                          Niclas is a founder and the CEO of Cargodrone, a company that focusses on the replacement of trucks and railways in the long term.

                                            Patrick Lowry

                                            Patrick Lowry is the CEO and a Managing Partner of Iconiq Lab.

                                              Remco Westermann

                                              Mr. Westermann is the CEO of gamigo AG. The gamigo group functions as a publisher for games and as a B2B platform.

                                                Sven Körner

                                                Sven is a cognitive / semantic / DeepLearning / MachineLearning / NLP computing and cloud expert, an early adopter of new technologies and AI researcher.

                                                  Tamer Bakiner

                                                  Tamer Bakiner is a business investigator, consultant, keynote speaker and bestselling author.

                                                    Toby Lewis

                                                    Toby Lewis, innovation monitoring company Novum Insights' founder and CEO.

                                                      What people say

                                                      We would like to thank you very much for the opportunity to join GrowthCon2017 as speakers and sponsor.
                                                      We enjoyed the event at Klassikstadt as well as the Speakers’ Dinner on the Eve of GrowthCon very much, especially the inspiring conversations with numerous participants of the conference.
                                                      Dr. Marcus C. FunkePartner @ Latham & Watkins
                                                      I would like to thank you again for the opportunity of joining GrowthCon2017 and the Panel „Deals across the Rhine“.
                                                      It was a top event, where I met a lot of old as well as new faces.
                                                      All in all, there is every reason to strongly recommend this event internally as well as externally.
                                                      Oliver MahrInvestment Manager @ Deutsche Börse Venture Network
                                                      Soon every single process in an enterprise can and will be run by an AI. Doing AI is no longer a question of being state-of-the-art. It is rather one of make or break. There’s no better place than GC to bring together people with an innovative and inspiring mindset who can and will make this change happen.
                                                      Hans-Christian BoosCEO & Founder @ Arago

                                                      Event tickets

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                                                          Sponsors & Partners

                                                          These awesome companies support us in 2018.

                                                          GOLD SPONSORS
                                                          BRONZE SPONSORS
                                                          MEDIA PARTNERS
                                                          SPECIAL PARTNERS

                                                          Venues & Hotels


                                                          Conference Venue

                                                          Klassikstadt, Orber Str. 4A, 60386 Frankfurt am Main

                                                          +49 69 247 414 213 (ACXIT)


                                                          After-Party Venue

                                                          Gibson Club, Zeil 85-93, 60313 Frankfurt am Main

                                                          +49 69 247 414 213 (ACXIT)

                                                          For accomodation we have reserved special contigents for GrowthCon participants at various Frankfurt hotels.

                                                          MotelOne Frankfurt East – Side

                                                          Single room incl. breakfast
                                                          Booking code: GrowthCon
                                                          This contingent is valid until 4th April 2018

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                                                          MOXY Frankfurt East

                                                          Single room incl. breakfast
                                                          Booking code: GrowthCon
                                                          This contingent is valid until 1st April 2018

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                                                          Hilton Frankfurt City Centre

                                                          Single room incl. breakfast
                                                          Booking code: GrowthCon
                                                          This contingent is valid until 21st March 2018

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                                                          Villa Kennedy

                                                          Single room excl. breakfast
                                                          Booking code: GrowthCon
                                                          This contingent is valid until 4th April 2018

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