Ois Easy in Bavaria | Kickstart your business where your clients are!

May 12, 2021

About the Event

Dear guests,

We are happy that you are interested in our cross-country Startup event by Invest in Bavaria – the Business Promotion Agency of the state of Bavaria in Germany!

This one-hour session brings together start-ups from countries across the world like India, China, Japan, the Baltic, Poland, Hungary and many more. In the spotlight are opportunities for international start-ups that are looking to expand to new markets in the high-tech ecosystem in Bavaria or want to know more, why Bavaria is the best spot for their next location!

We invite you to explore the lively high-tech ecosystem in Bavaria and find out where your business could dock on! 

The event is supported by our international offices and partners from the respective startup ecosystem of your home country support the event.

We look forward to having you join!

About Bavaria

Bavaria is the largest German state and a major economic power with a GDP of €610 billion in 2020, the second strongest in Germany. Located centrally in Europe, Bavaria acts as a gateway to the European market with 500+ million consumers. The region is home to global players such as Adidas, Allianz, Audi, BMW, MTU Aero Engines, MAN and Siemens as well as to a strong base of small and medium-sized businesses in industry, trades and the service sector. As expanding company you will encounter a broad spectrum of competitive suppliers, potential customers and cooperation partners. Bavaria has become the hotspot for international technology companies and high-tech start-ups from across the world. 


08:30 - 08:35
Welcome & Introduction
08:30 - 08:45
08:35 - 08:45
Bavaria | The Hotspot for Startup Innovation

Katinka Uppendahl, Invest in Bavaria 

08:45 - 08:55
Startup Access to the Bavarian Ecosystem

Carsten Rudolph, BayStartUP 

08:55 - 09:20
Startup Testimonials
Ying Wu, Prahalad SK, Thimo Sommer
09:20 - 09:30

Katinka Uppendahl

Katinka is Manager Investor Services international startups & digital economy at Invest in Bavaria and our first speaker.

Invest in Bavaria – Full service from a single source 

As the Business Promotion Agency of the State of Bavaria, Invest in Bavaria supports companies from Germany and abroad and from a wide range of sectors in finding the ideal location in Bavaria, so that they can be successful right from the moment they settle here. Do you have an innovative, technology based start-up and are you planning to settle in Germany or Europe? Invest in Bavaria want to make market entry as easy as possible for you with our “Ois Easy” start-up package.

Carsten Rudolph

Our second speaker is Carsten Rudolph. He is Managing Director at BayStartUP.

BayStartUP is the Bavarian startup institution for company formation, financing and acceleration. With the Bavarian business plan competitions, a broad coaching and workshop program and as one of Europe’s largest investor networks, it supports start-ups in optimising their strategy, building up their company and searching for start-up or growth capital.

Our Testimonials:

Thimo Sommer
COO Toogethr

Toogethr was founded in 2016 in Utrecht, Netherlands. We simplify mobility for the new generation of travellers by breaking habits and finding new, sustainable solutions. With our products we create a more comfortable, more efficient, and more sustainable future. Together with our 40 employees, active in The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany we simplify mobility Toogethr! Since summer 2020 we have opened an office in Munich and we are happy to tell you our experiences.

Ying Wu
Managing Director Mech-Mind

Aiming at putting intelligence into industrial robots, Mech-Mind was founded in October 2016. Mech-Mind Robotics offers complete innovative solution packages in the field of 3D-Vision and AI-based industrial robot applications, e.g. bin-picking, machine tending, palletizing and depalletizing for randomly stored parts. The company has already deployed intelligent industrial robot solutions in automobile plants, appliance plants, steel plants, food plants, logistic warehouses, banks and hospitals, etc. Applications include depalletizing, palletizing, bin-picking, machine tending, assembly, gluing and locating, etc.

Prahalad SK

ZyenaLABS was founded in 2016 in India and 2019 in Germany. We are a software technology start-up offering industry specific products & solutions on Mobile, Virtual reality, Augmented reality Platform with Artificial Intelligence algorithms to enhance and optimize key aspects of business processes. Areas of application: Health & Safety, Technical Trainings, Operations & Maintenance for the Aviation & Aerospace, Transportation and Manufacturing Industry etc.

About our participating representation offices abroad

Jointly with Invest in Bavaria and the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs our global teams offer broad support to you if you intend to set foot on the South German market. To take it further, we are looking forward to your call or e-mail!


State of Bavaria India Office in Bangalore 

John Kottayil | Executive Director  

Telephone: +91-80-4096 5025 / 26 

E-mail: director@invest-in-bavaria.in 


State of Bavaria Japan Office, バイエルン州駐日代表部 , Tokyo 

Dr. Christian Geltinger  

代表 | Chief Representative  

Telephone: +81 3 6809 1416  

E-mail: geltinger@bayern-japan.org