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"Hamburger Gründerpreis" now accepting start-ups' entries

"Hamburger Gründerpreis" opens start-up category for direct entries

Applications for the start-up category of the “Hamburger Gründerpreis” are now being accepted until the deadline of March 31, 2017. In previous years, potential candidates had to be discovered and nominated by the jury. Under the rules, firms must be based in Hamburg, have secured financing and either be preparing to launch on the market or have been on the market for no longer than three years. The jury selects finalists from the most convincing entries. The prize will be presented on September 11, 2017.

Prize for courageous entrepreneurs

The annual “Hamburger Gründerpreis” is presented by the Hamburger Sparkasse, Hamburger Abendblatt, Hamburg1 television, the Chamber of Commerce Hamburg, Studio Hamburg and the Fischauktionshalle. The award honours corporate initiatives, courage and success in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region. The prize is also presented in the “Achiever“ and “Lifetime Achievement” categories. Entries cannot be submitted in these categories. The jury selects candidates and nominates them for the final.

Haspa – partner of start-ups

Around 1,000 business ideas are analysed every year in the Hamburger Sparkasse’s business centre. Its certified start-up consultants have been working in Hamburg for over 30 years and have helped set up 10,000 companies.

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