Stay tuned for GROW 2019/20

Become an entrepreneur and advance your idea over 11 weeks. Get support, build your prototype and test your market.

GROW, the student founding contest in Karlsruhe, is aimed at helping student entrepreneurs to get the right experience, knowledge and network to found their own company. There are no requirements; some teams start with nothing but an idea and others are already working on their prototype. We value progress; it doesn’t matter where you start, as long as you GROW.

At the end you can get the chance to pitch your progress in front of 500+ people including an experienced jury and may win one of the prizes from our prize pool worth over 10.000 €.

Supporting young founders - every winter in Karlsruhe

You want to participate in 2019?

You can also attend the Kickoff event and enter spontaneously.

Do you have any questions? Just write a mail to grow@pioniergarage.de

 
Kickoff

Nov 07

Kickoff

Find an idea, find a team and learn more about the contest. The kickoff is where the fun starts, no matter whether you have already applied or whether you're still undecided....

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Midterm

Dec 11

Midterm

Teams pitch their progress in the first half and fight about advancing. Half time break! Pitch what you've done in the last 5 weeks in front of a small audience and a jury....

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Final

Jan 23

Final

Pitch your results of the contest and win prizes. This is what you've been working for! Pitch one last time in front of a huge audience and show what you've learned and how far you have come....

More info

Why GROW?

1. We value progress
It doesn't matter where you start. We only want to see you advance as much as possible during those 11 weeks.

2. A business is more than a prototype
Not only your prototype will be judged. A successfull venture includes understanding your customers, having a strong business model, building a network and validating your ideas.

3. GROW actively supports you
During those 11 weeks we try to help you advance as much as possible. We offer multiple full-day workshops to teach you the necessary soft skills about entrepreneurship. We connect you with experienced mentors that can give you feedback and the right mindset. And we give you access to our network of founders, investors and startups.

4. GROW is not for profit
GROW is organized by the student-run association PionierGarage e.V. Our first and foremost goal is to inspire students to found their own ventures.

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Some of our successfull Alumni

Campusjäger 1st place 2013/14
Usertimes 1st place 2017/18
Melody Scanner 2nd place 2016/17
HelioPas AI Most Scalable 2018/19

Made possible thanks to

KIT Gründerschmiede
Technologiefabrik Karlsruhe
Gründerwoche Deutschland
Karlshochschule
EnTechnon
Gründerallianz Karlsruhe
Visupixel
GRENKE Digital
Zeiss
CyberForum
Start-up BW