Sascha Karimpour

Managing Director Germany

  • Plug and Play

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Sascha Karimpour is part of Europes biggest innovation platform. Since 2016 he works as Managing Director for Plug & Play Germany GmbH and brought the Silicon Valley Spirit to Germany. He is based in Stuttgart, where he manages the open innovation platform STARTUP AUTOBAHN, a platform that unites global young tech companies with the unique tech expertise of Silicon Valley and the best of German engineering. A total of 150 startups graduated from the innovation platform, with more than 220 pilot projects in the field of mobility, IoT and enterprise 2.0. Besides Plug & Play Germany opened platforms in Munich, Berlin and Frankfurt covering the topics RetailTech, Healthcare, Insurtech, Fintech, Energy and Supply Chain. Before he came to Germany, Sascha had been VP of Corporate Relations for the DACH region for Plug and Play Tech Center located in Silicon Valley. Previously he worked for various startups and established the North American division of a traditional German trading company in Chicago. With his entrepreneurial Spirit, he took it to his passion, to push innovation through collaboration!

EXPO 10 Rearview & Sascha Karimpour

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Sascha Karimpour on air

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July 21st, 2021 – Wednesday

1:00 PM (UTC)

0:20 h

Grand Opening Ceremony – STARTUP AUTOBAHN powered by Plug and Play EXPO 10

Meet STARTUP AUTOBAHN powered by Plug and Play: all 29 Partners, Champions, and the Plug and Play Team.



Founders Talk



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Together we're celebrating 5 incredible years of open innovation at STARTUP AUTOBAHN. Throughout our Grand Opening stream, we will hear from top-industry level voices and highlight some of the most innovative, game-changing technologies that have graduated from our program.

Learn what this Open Innovation Platform is all about from our 29 Partners, Champions, and the Plug and Play Team. Plus, meet our Founding Team representatives speak with our Moderator DanRam about the WHY, and celebrate the past 5 years and 10 programs of STARTUP AUTOBAHN in this short video.

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July 22nd, 2021 – Thursday

9:00 AM (UTC)

0:45 h

The Current State of Innovation in India

Especially relevant for everyone who is interested in the Indian economy and its current and future developments

Breakout Session

Topic Deep Dive

Open Innovation

Expert Talk + Q&A


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It is no longer a secret to anyone that India is an emerging economic power and an increasingly important location for innovation. More and more multinational companies are increasingly locating their advanced research and development (R&D) operations in India to draw on the nation’s highly trained scientists, engineers, and managers. In the process and despite the many challenges India is changing from a locus of low-cost contract research and reverse engineering to a global center of high-value, indigen…

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