HHL Best Founders Award - Best Bio-based Business Award
Take part in the HHL Best Founders Competition
You have a great business idea and want to attract money to realize the idea? Submit your idea until April 19, 2016 and you may be selected to present your ideas to well-known investors and attract a first financing. The best business concept will win the HHL Best Founders Award including prize money of 2,000 Euro. The second prize is 500 Euros. In addition, we award the Karl-Kolle prize of 1,500 Euro for the best technology based-ideas. We are looking for ideas
- mainly focusing but not limited to the area of digital business
- that have already been developed into a full business concept
- that are already in the process of being realized or have already been realized (not older than 2 years).
To take part in the idea competition, please send your pitch-deck (as pdf) to investorsday(at)hhl.de until April 19, 2016, 12:00 p.m. (noon). Selected teams are invited for a virtual presentation on April 21st (through a video conferencing tool). The best virtual presentation will be awarded with EUR 500,00 prize money. The six best teams will be invited to pitch at the HHL International Investors Day to compete for the awards.
The head of the jury is Julia Derndinger, serial entrepreneur and founders coach. The jury further includes representatives from High-Tech Gründerfonds, Deutsche Bank AG, CMS Hasche Sigle, Grazia Equity, taskforce management on demand AG, Quarton International and more.
Apply for the Best Bio-based Business Award
For the first time, we will organize a business pitch competition especially for the field of bioeconomy. The best concept will win the Best Bio-based Business Award. We are looking for the best pitches in the fields of bioeconomy, biotechnology and life sciences. To take part, send your pitch deck (as pdf) to julia.busch(at)hhl.de until May 5, 2016. Selected teams will be asked to take part in a virtual consultation (via a video conferencing tool) between May 10 and 18, 2016. The best entries will then be able to pitch at HHL International Investors Day. Besides the award, the best idea will be awarded with EUR 500,00 prize money and is eligible for a fast track application for the TGZ Halle Accelerator. Antje Strom, Partner at KMPG will be head of the jury. Other members will include representatives from Bio-Net Leipzig and Deutsches Biomasseforschungzentrum (DBFZ) and more.
2015 Award Winners
The winner of the HHL Best Founders Award 2015, which included EUR 2000, was the team of Carl Ferdinand Hauer with its business idea "VermietButler". The founder and M.Sc. student of HHL said, "Our mobile app relieves tenants from hours of apartment viewing which is then often without a result. We provide the landlord with suitable prospective tenants at the viewing and save them several hours of administrative tasks."
The second prize, which received EUR 500 and was also funded by the Association of Friends of HHL (AoF), went to the team of ekoio. The Connected-Car-Start-Up, which currently works in the SpinLab - The HHL Accelerator, makes vehicle data utilizable for the business and private consumer market.
The KARL-KOLLE Award with EUR 1500 for the best technical idea went to ConBox. This startup - also from the SpinLab- The HHL Accelerator merges TV and the internet. Via a cloud platform, internet data and TV pictures can be synchronized and mobile devices can be connected to the TV.