At the workshop, the start-ups pitched to a selected audience of companies and the city of Duisburg before going into one-on-one meetings.
Relaxed get-together between start-ups and the business leaders, subject matter experts and other representatives of the city and the company.
The finale of garage DU - the Demo Night - took place at the Theater am Marientor. Over 350 visitors celebrated the start-ups.
At the innovation fair of the Demo Night, the start-ups were able to exchange ideas with company representatives.
Comedy too? Comedian Markus Krebs provided laughs on stage before the pitches.
Here still pitching on the stage of the Theater am Marientor: Christopher Dörner, founder of PipePredict and later winner of garage DU.
Sometimes it takes the right words to make yourself heard: Carbonauten founder Torsten Becker at the pitch.
With his keynote speech, Trivago co-founder Peter Vinnemeier ensured an enthusiastic audience.
After the jury deliberations, the winners were honored on stage.
Afterwards, the winners were celebrated with cold drinks and live music, and there was plenty of time for networking.