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Startup competitions

Back again in 2023: The Hessian Founder Prize

Since 2003, young entrepreneurs and successors who have their headquarters in Hesse and have been on the market for no longer than five years have been honored. We bring their stories to a broad public with national attention and guide them on the path to success.

The Founders’ Prize includes these four categories:

  1. Innovative business idea: Young companies that have successfully brought an innovative product or service to market based on their ideas.

  2. Sustainable succession: When you modernize the company , develop it further with creative ideas or strategically realign it.

  3. Social impact: Be it by creating jobs, solving ecological problems or tackling social and cultural issues.

  4. Founding a business while still at university: More and more of these young people have a great idea for a business or are already founding a business while they are still studying.

To participate in the "Hessian Founder's Prize 2023" competition, you must fill out an online registration form. To take part in the "Hessian Founder's Prize 2023" competition, founders (m/f/d) and successors (m/f/d) can apply by July 7, 2023. Participation in the competition is free of charge.

Pre-registration for the Founders’ Prize 2023 is now possible!

The roadshow of the Hessian Founders’ Prize is also coming to Waldeck-Frankenberg:

It will take place on June 5, 2023 from 5 p.m. at the Viessmann Academy.

Postponed! A new date will be announced.

20 years of Founders’ Days Hesse – Hessian Founders’ Prize

Our anniversary brochure for the 15th anniversary of the Founders' Days Hesse and the Hessian Founders' Prize shows you in 24 pages which partners actively support us in the projects and we tell you, using one of the year's award winners, exciting founding stories that we have been able to get to know over the course of 15 years. Look forward to

We would like to thank all applicants and supporters for their commitment and look forward to the next 20 years! Enjoy reading!

Download anniversary brochure »15 years of Founders' Days Hesse and Hessian Founders' Prize«

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The 23rd business plan competition is entering the next round. You can also find many other exciting dates on the promotion website.

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