BarluParts3D, a start-up that produces individualised prostheses with 3D printers, has won the first slam for founders held by Jimdo, a press release said Wednesday (July 19, 2017). Based in North Friesland, Philipp Barluschke, 28, beat 3,000 contestants and four aspiring young entrepreneurs in the final round.
“Unique in medical sector”
Barluschke won the prize of EUR 1,000 per month for a year. Coaches will be on hand to assist him with business ventures. “Philipp’s idea and his personal story are very special. His project is unique in the medical sector and has thus enormous potential. We are eager to see how his business develops,” said Fridtjof Detzner, co-founder of Jimdo. The finalists had taken part in a coaching workshop from June 30-July 2, 2017 where they also met Christian Springub, another co-founder of Jimdo.
Jimdo was launched in Hamburg by Detzner, Springub and Matthias Henze in 2007 and is now a leading provider of website sets allowing users to design their own webpages. “Now it’s time to give something back,” they said. The coaches include Frank Thelen, a well-known investor who appears on VOX TV’s “The Lion’s Den” series for start-ups, Sibilla Kawala, founder of the Limberry design label and Sanja Stankovic, co-founder of Hamburg Startups and Digital Media Women.
Another slam in 2018
Springhub pointed out: “The response to the slam for start-ups was overpowering. More has to be done for founders and we are playing our part.” The trio have now decided to host another slam next year.