Review: 60 founders submitted their business plans to the Gründergeist Competition 2019 - and showed how great the diversity of new business ideas is in the region. On 18 January 2019, five finalists competed for victory and a total of 18,000 euros in prize money at the award ceremony of the competition, which was held for the first time, at the Ballenlager in Greven. A ten-member jury of experts had already evaluated the business plans in advance. The final decision, however, was made by the live pitches of the five finalists on the evening, one fifth of which was included in the overall ranking. In five minutes, the founders presented their projects in the best possible way and finally answered questions from the jury and the audience for another five minutes.
There will be the next Gründergeist competition soon!
1st place: Refined Laser Systems - Christoph Seidenstücker and team (laser system for scientific clinical applications), Münster
2nd place: Prachtburschen - Michael Gebhardt/Christoph Wendt (cosmetic studio for men), Münster
3. 1st place: what-a-bird - Lars Trappe (water treatment system for regions with little water), Havixbeck
4th place: Tischlerei Signatur Echtholz - Eike Siebels, Nottuln
5th place: Institut für Chinesische Medizin - Vuk Mladzic (alternative practitioner), Borken
The successful competition is now being continued in the Gründergeist #Youngstarts project. The next Gründergeist competition will take place soon and will be expanded to include the category "School".
Who can participate?
The submitted business plan and the presentation of the business idea at the competition will be evaluated - the company's success after the foundation/takeover will not be evaluated.
Further information on participation:
All participants receive written feedback on their submitted business plan after the competition.