Call for Applications to HHL Best Founders Award

You have a great business idea and want to attract money to implement the idea?

On the HHL International Investors Day on June 14, 2017, in Leipzig, you have the chance to pitch to a big audience and a renowned jury. The best business concept will win the HHL Best Founders Award including EUR 2,000. The second prize is EUR 500. Furthermore, we will award the KARL KOLLE prize for the best technological idea with EUR 1,500. We thank the Association of Friends of HHL and the KARL KOLLE Foundation for sponsoring the prize money. Head of the jury is Hendrik Krawinkel, CFO of HitFox Group. The jury includes representatives from Grazia Equity, Deutsche Bank, Quartion International, Porsche, Technologiegründerfonds Sachsen and many more.

To take part in the idea competition, please send your pitch deck (as pdf) to investorsday@hhl.de until Friday, April 28, 2017 (deadline has been prolonged for five days). Selected teams are invited for a virtual presentation on May 5, 2017 (through a video conferencing tool). The six best teams will be invited to pitch on the HHL International Investors Day in person.

In addition, we will honor the best ideas from the bio-based economy and the energy field with the Best Bio-based Business Award. We are looking for the best pitches in the fields of bio-based and energy-based products and services. To take part, send your pitch deck (as pdf) to julia.busch-casler@hhl.de until May 5, 2017. Selected teams will be asked to take part in a virtual consultation (via a video conferencing tool) between May 10 and 18, 2017. The best entries will then be invited to pitch at HHL International Investors Day. Besides the award, the best idea will be awarded EUR 500 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, the German Biomass Research Centre (DBFZ) and more.

We are looking forward to your applications and registrations. Here you can find all relevant information about the 4th HHL International Investors Day.

 

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Lis Schulz
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