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Application phase for "Hamburger Gründerpreis 2018" underway

Business ideas welcome - candidates to pitch concepts in June

Companies can now submit their entries for this year’s Hamburger Gründerpreis until the deadline of March 31, 2018 a press release said Friday (January 26, 2018). Under the rules, firms must be based in Hamburg, have secured financing and either be preparing to launch or have been on the market for no longer than three years. Selected candidates will have an opportunity to present their entries to the jury in June. The prize will be presented on September 10, 2018.

Prize for initiative, courage and success

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. Loans are approved for around 300 business ideas. 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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