Learning Journeys,
designed to fascinate

Experience digitization together with other entrepreneurs and StartUps. Because traveling with like-minded people is just better.

THE TRIPSABOUT TEC.TOURS

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES FOR COMPANIES AND START-UPS

The concept of tec.tours is simple: Meet brilliant, like-minded, proactive people and share unique experiences with them.  The aim? To connect people through travel and experiences and to discover digitization together from a new perspective. To better understand both ourselves and the technology of tomorrow.

Everything was developed during the SpeedUP! Europe Program 2015: Professionally organized travel for companies and start-ups that are designed to fascinate you. Under the personal guidance of Stefan Stengel, you experience the Slush Conference in Helsinki, the Lean Startup Conference in San Francisco, the DLD conference in Tel Aviv, the Silicon Valley, .Scandinavia, the Baltic states as Israel and South Korea And, of course, well-known startups and their founders.

Whether you’re an aspiring solopreneur or a well-established entrepreneur: If you have a positive, proactive mindset, we can’t wait to travel with you.

Small tour groups

from 10 to max. 20 people

Complete organization

Complete organization at an attractive overall price

Large network

Relevant contacts with our own large network at the travel destinations

Top-notch conferences

Attendance at high-profile conferences included

Optimal learning opportunities

Intensive discussions for optimal learning opportunities

No policy programs

No political delegations with “policy” program

For entrepreneurs only

Exclusive for your companies and startups

Customer testimonials

“Wide-ranging, packed, and target-oriented program; excellent organization and support, interesting insights into the digital economy and start-up scene of the visited countries (including one or the other suggestion for the IHK work) – and, not least, a group with which it was fun to spend four intensive days together. If you couldn’t be there, you missed something!”

Rüdiger SchachtStellv. Hauptgeschäftsführer IHK zu Lübeckwww.ihk-schleswig-holstein.de

“An entertaining, eye-opening and informative journey. Not only did we get to discover interesting companies and concepts, the tour group itself was great too. I will book again! Many thanks for the first-class organization! ”

Christian BlunckGeschäftsführender Gesellschafter, ERGEBNISKONTOR GmbHwww.ergebniskontor.de

“Diving into the founding culture of Sweden, Estonia and Finland in less than four days was not only incredibly inspiring, but also an eye-opener. Anyone looking towards a digitized future, seeking to redefine or expand their business model, or who is simply keen to take ideas and suggestions for their own work really has a lot to gain from a Baltic & Scandinavia Tec Tour. As participants, we were able to benefit from Stefan’s broad network and expertise, which he shared with us throughout the journey. Many thanks for the memorable experience. I’d do it again in a heartbeat!”

Mareike HinrichsStudentin, Europa-Universität Flensburg

“It was very intense and eventful week. The program was ambitious and highly diverse. It felt a bit like being in a weekly sprint with one highlight straight after another (like in a startup that properly employs the Lean Startup methodology). Everyone in the group benefited from your tireless commitment. Many thanks for everything!”

Michael SchulzIteratec, Geschäftsleitungwww.iteratec.de

“I was on the Baltic Tour organized by SpeedUp Europe in Hamburg, Stockholm, Tallinn and Helsinki from 07-10.10.2014. The tour was perfectly organized and the on-site talks were consistently enlightening. Particularly noteworthy is that the supporting activities were designed so that there was enough time to discuss what we’d learned with the rest of the fantastic travel group.”

Harald Kratelmlv Werbeagentur, Gesellschafterwww.mlv.de

“I was very fortunate to be part of the premier Lean Startup Conference 2016 tour in San Francisco. The program was rigorous and full of highlights. In addition to the impressive conference and outstanding speakers, there were several tours around some well-known startups in Silicon Valley. Thanks to the dedication of glocal consult, it was also possible to talk to interesting people from the startup scene and establish contact with them. Not only do have I some very nice memories from this trip, but I also received many helpful suggestions for further developing my company. Many thanks!”

Matthias KaulkeCo-Founder BEKAST IT Consultingwww.bekast.de

“I have a lot of lasting impressions from the tour to the Lean Startup Conference in San Francisco! Through a combination of listening, interacting, experiencing, seeing and discussing, I was able to gather a lot experience that has given me new ideas and inspiration in my daily work. Thank you for the great organization and great collaboration! ”

Harald Sundmaeker Senior Researcher, ATB Institut Bremenwww.atb-bremen.de

“In 2015, I travelled to Silicon Valley and attended the Lean Startup Conference with tec.tours as part of our startup accelerator ‘SpeedUP! Europe’.” The trip was a great way to get a feel for the local ecosystem and to make new contacts. Thanks for the great memories!”

Robert HeineckeCo-Founder & CEO, Breezewww.projectbreeze.eu

“I was very fortunate to be part of the premier Lean Startup Conference 2016 tour in San Francisco. The program was rigorous and full of highlights. In addition to the impressive conference and outstanding speakers, there were several tours around some well-known startups in Silicon Valley. Thanks to the dedication of glocal consult, it was also possible to talk to interesting people from the startup scene and establish contact with them. Not only do have I some very nice memories from this trip, but I also received many helpful suggestions for further developing my company. Many thanks!”

Matthias KaulkeCo-Founder BEKAST IT Consultingwww.bekast.de

“Tec.tours organized and implemented our trip to Silicon Valley 2015 in a highly professionally manner. They were even so courteous as to grant our requests for specific flights and hotels. The program on-site was really diverse. It offered lots of interesting contacts and lasting impressions. Along with our luggage, we also were able to pack a lot of new ideas that we can put into practice when we get home! Would love to do it again!”

Martin KudritzkiGeschäftsführender Gesellschafter service & media online-werbung GmbH

Our active partners

Achieving more together

Premium Partner

Hamburg@work has stood for the networking of the digital economy in the north of Germany since 1997. Our decades of expertise in digital transformation processes enable companies in all industries to gain access to knowledge of digital-disruption developments and to engage in personal exchanges nationally and internationally. Our Silicon Valley Desk at Union Square in San Francisco offers all member companies a workspace in the “Valley” and a network of contacts in cooperation with the global member company Smaato, Inc.

With more than 900 member companies, ecois the largest association of the European internet economy. Since 1995, we have a had a significant impact on the development of the internet in Germany, promoting new technologies, infrastructures and markets and shaping the general framework. The eco competence groups include all important experts and decision makers of the internet economy, advancing current and future internet issues together with a team of over 60 employees.

The Bundesverband mittelständische Wirtschaft – Unternehmerverband Deutschlands e. V. (BVMW) is a business association based in Berlin. The BVMW is an industry-neutral representative body of medium-sized businesses in Germany and currently advocates for about 50,000 small and medium-sized enterprises and self-employed workers. The BVMW represents the economic policy interests of its members with offices in all German federal states, and offices abroad, including in Brussels, the People’s Republic of China, India, Italy, Japan, Poland, Ukraine and Turkey. In addition to lobbying, the association focuses on the networking its members and supporting their foreign economic activity.

IHK zu Lübeck – founded in 1853 on the basis of its predecessor dating back to the 14th century mercantile corporations – is the independent self-governing body of the commercial sector. The Bundeskammergesetz of 1956 gave the chambers of commerce and industry the legal form of a corporation under public law. As self-governing bodies of the economy, the IHKs act as mediators between the economy and the state, which has delegated tasks and administrative functions to the chambers of commerce and industry. The IHK zu Lübeck promotes the commercial sector between the Baltic Sea and the Elbe River. The IHK district comprises the Hanseatic city of Lübeck as well as the districts of Ostholstein, Segeberg, Stormarn and Duchy of Lauenburg.

The Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) Lüneburg-Wolfsburg is the Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the city of Wolfsburg and the counties of Harburg, Heidekreis, Lüneburg, Uelzen, Lüchow-Dannenberg, Celle and Gifhorn. It is a corporation under public law and is legally responsible for representing the overall interests of the nearly 60,000 associated tradespeople and companies.

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