2023 Network X Pitching Events: Spotlighting cutting-edge solutions

Events 3. October 2023.

Match-Maker Ventures is delighted to announce its collaboration with Informa Tech in organizing the 2023 startup & scaleup pitching events at Network X, the world’s most comprehensive event for the B2B telco industry. This exciting initiative is an exceptional opportunity for startups and scaleups in the telecom industry to showcase their innovative solutions and gain recognition on a global stage.

Network X has a longstanding tradition of bringing together global leaders in fixed and mobile networks, telco software, and telecommunications. This year, the conference will take place from October 24th-26th at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, exploring the most pressing trends in the industry, including big tech, ESG, fiber, and 5G monetization.

The event will feature keynotes and panel sessions delivered by industry leaders from BT Group, Nokia, Telefonica, Orange, and more, alongside over 100 leading solutions providers. Together with Match-Maker Ventures, the event will also feature two exciting startup and scaleup pitching competitions: the ConnectFrance Innovation Day pitching event and the Global Pitching Competition.

ConnectFrance Innovation Day

The ConnectFrance Innovation Day, taking place at Network X on October 25th, will spotlight the pitches of the most innovative French scaleups across selected telco domains.

Global Pitching Competition

On October 26th, the Match-Maker Ventures global pitching event will take center stage at Network X, featuring the pitches of innovative international scaleups.

As co-organizers of the conference’s Innovation Day and organizers of the Global Pitching Competition, Match-Maker Ventures will play a pivotal role in curating the list of competition participants.

Björn Schättgen, Chief Growth Officer at Match-Maker Ventures, expressed his excitement, saying, “we’re thrilled to spotlight top telecom trends at Network X and we look forward to witnessing groundbreaking solutions that will shape the future of telecommunications.

Why should your startup or scaleup participate? Exclusive benefits for selected companies

Startups and scaleups selected to participate in the Network X pitching events will receive free entry for up to two team members at the Network X conference in Paris (2,599€ value each) and get the chance to pitch their solution to leading telecom industry players. Furthermore, the winning pitch will be rewarded with a free exhibition booth at next year’s Network X conference.

For more information about Network X 2023 and to apply for participation in the pitching events, apply below before October 10th!



About Network X

Network X is the world’s most comprehensive B2B telecommunications event, taking place this year from 24-26 October at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles. Following the successful merging of the world-renowned Broadband World Forum and 5G World events in 2022, Network X is the only event that brings together global leaders across fixed and mobile networks and telco software.

Network X attracts an audience of 5,000+ global attendees including 1,750+ operators. Attendees are senior decision-makers including CxOs, SVPs, Executive Directors and technical experts. Powered by Informa Tech’s media and research brands Light Reading, Telecoms.com and Omdia, Network X will explore key themes including fibre monetisation, Wi-Fi and smart home services, Open RAN, 5G standalone, network cloud strategies, AI and more.


About Informa Tech

Informa Tech is a leading provider of market insight and market access to the global business technology community. Through in-depth expertise and an engaged audience community, Informa Tech helps business professionals make better technology decisions and marketers reach the most powerful tech buyers and influencers in the world. Across its portfolio of over 100+ trusted brands, Informa Tech has over 1000 industry experts, including over 400 research analysts and consultants in global research group Omdia, and a monthly audience reach of over 125 million. Informa Tech is a division of FTSE 100 company Informa plc.


About Match-Maker Ventures:

Match-Maker Ventures (MMV) drives tangible business impact by matching the innovation power of high-growth tech companies with the assets of large corporates. Their thoroughly vetted portfolio scaleups have proven their value through 100+ impactful collaborations across 20+ countries in telecom and beyond. Their global network of senior industry experts enables them to identify the best-fitting solutions for the dynamic needs of organizations, creating “perfect matches” by leveraging their network’s combined industry expertise. Through a thorough match-making process, MMV ensures the right partners collaborate in the right way at the right time.

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