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Application phase for "Gründergeist 2018" underway

Deadline on December 31, 2017 - cash prizes, expert feedback for winning start-ups

Start-ups in Hamburg have until December 31, 2017 to enter their business plans for the “Gründergeist 2018” contest held by economic juniors at the Chamber of Commerce Hamburg. The prize will be presented to the most innovative and promising entries from the Hamburg Metropolitan Region. Each contestant receives expert feedback.

Past winners

Experts rate the business plans and select the most promising entries. The finalists are then invited to pitch training on January 20, 2018. Later, the start-ups present their ideas to an expert jury. Prizes will be presented on February 5, 2018 in the Renaissance Hotel Hamburg. The top three entries receive cash and other prizes. Past winners include Nect, Bentekk and Channel Pilot Solutions.

130 managers and entrepreneurs in 40 years

The annual contest is organised under the theme “Acting for Hamburg”. Since 1952, around 130 managers and entrepreneurs have gone to great voluntary efforts in close collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce to promote economic and social issues in Hamburg.

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