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Schleswig-Holstein StartUp Camp in cooperation with Dräger and pwc

What happens when players from government and industry meet with the best company founders in Schleswig-Holstein?

Real Nordic startup acceleration!

The Schleswig-Holstein StartUp Camp is the extra boost of energy you need for your founding venture. Roll up your sleeves, because from 24th until 28th of September 2018 you will be planning, networking and experimenting for all it’s worth.

Intensive advice and dialog with experienced mentors, coaches and partners

Our intensive program will delve deep into the engine room of your young company! Together with experienced business experts, you will have the opportunity to refine your business model, illuminate critical business topics, gather your first real experience with customers and investors.

Our goal for the week is a strong investor pitch before a broad audience as well as a solid technical and economic basis to bring you one step closer to your ultimate goal.

The Ministry of Economic Affairs, Transport, Employment, Technology and Tourism of Schleswig-Holstein – Germany’s northernmost region –has found a strong partner with Dräger and pwc. We are very excited to see how much we can accomplish together in a week and look forward to receiving your applications!

Time to start

What to expect as a participant in the Schleswig-Holstein StartUp Camp

  • You will work closely with business coaches and partners and receive sound feedback on your business plan, market assessment, strategy and work plan. You will develop your ideas and goals under expert guidance.
  • You will prepare an effective presentation for your first investor pitch. To prepare, your coaches, mentors and speaker trainers will help you develop the content and your speaking skills.
  • You will become part of a network of founders, mentors, coaches, partners, funding bodies, business angels and lenders. Long-lasting relationships with others who share your passion for new business ideas will be formed!

Weekly plan

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Our conditions of participation

  • The company must be privately owned and may not be the subsidiary of or legally associated with any other company.
  • The company may not be older than five years.
  • Annual revenues may not exceed $1,000,000 (or €843,300).
  • The product or service should address one of the special strengths of Schleswig Holstein, such as renewable energies, maritime economy, healthcare, medical technology, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology or e-government.
  • The event language is German, which means there must be at least one German-speaking member in each startup team.
  • A maximum of ten startups may participate.
  • A legal right to participate does not exist.

We would like to particularly encourage applications from startups led by or predominantly staffed by women. The same applies to startups that address the realities of life of women as well as startups managed by older people. Startups managed by persons with an immigration background or teams comprised of persons with immigration backgrounds are also expressly encouraged to apply.

Your path to Lübeck

  • The application form on this website must be filled out completely and correctly and send till the application deadline on 22nd of August, 2018. It is how we rank and make an initial selection of participating startups. Startups with the best rankings may be asked to submit additional documentation to narrow the field of applicants.
  • The final selection of participating startups will be made by a jury comprised of representatives from Schleswig-Holstein and Dräger and pwc based on the submitted applications as well as a pre-pitch that will take place in Lübeck on August 27th.

At the beginning of the event, participants, like all others involved, will need to sign a detailed confidentiality agreement so that the necessary climate of openness and trust can exist while protecting intellectual property.

To slow down the heart rate of your CFOs

  • A maximum of €2,000 will be reimbursed per startup for travel to and from the event within Germany. This includes travel to and from Kiel for the pre-pitch.
  • Accommodation, beverages and food are provided free of charge (see the schedule for details).

We also provide space where you will be able to carry on with necessary business activities during the event.


Pitch Mentors

Your startup campsite

The Schleswig-Holstein StartUp in cooperation with Dräger and pwc takes place at the StartUp Garage of Drägerwerk AG in Lübeck.
Exact location maps and arrival information will be provided to the participating startups in advance.