Search now on for innovative Hamburg-based start-ups

Deadline for applications "Gründergeist" contest on July 31, 2023
30 June 2023
Junge Menschen bei der Arbeit im Team

Start-ups across the Hamburg Metropolitan Region are invited to submit their applications for the "Gründergeist" competition until the deadline of July 31, 2023. The contest, initiated by the Junior Chamber of Commerce gives contestants an opportunity to win cash and non-cash prizes worth around EUR 20,000 and an opportunity to pitch to experts in October. 

Promoting young start-ups

Representatives of start-ups assess all the submitted business models and give feedback. Seven finalists will be invited to a professional pitch training session on October 7 in preparation for the presentation on October 21. Three innovative ideas will be honoured during the awards ceremony on October 26 at the Körber Forum. The competition gives fledgling start-ups additional knowledge, experience in pitching and a public stage. The competition is organized by the non-profit Wirtschaftsjunioren and the Körber Foundation, and is funded from donations in co-operation with the Hamburg Investors Network.