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Join Germany's largest student founding contest
and win prizes worth more than 10.000€

Participate now

What is GROW?

IT DOESN'T MATTER
WHERE YOU START,
AS LONG AS YOU
GROW.

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 get the chance to pitch your progress in front of 500+ people including an experienced jury and win a prize from our prize pool worth more than 10.000€.

When is GROW?

Oct 29

Kickoff

Pitch your idea, find a team or simply learn more about the contest. The kickoff is where the fun starts, no matter whether you have already applied or you're up for a spontaneous adventure.

Dec 2

Midterm

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

Jan 22

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....

Why GROW?

FIND YOUR
TEAM

You haven't found a team yet? GROW is the perfect opportunity to find team mates! At the kickoff event, you can pitch your idea or just ask other teams whether they still need Co-Founders...

LEARN THROUGH
MENTORSHIP

Each team will receive support by our competent Mentors and Buddies. This will help your business to grow beyond its limits....

KICKSTART
YOUR BUSINESS

Offering numerous workshops about multiple topics as well as the opportunity to win funding, GROW is the perfect opportunity to start your own company....

BUILD YOUR
NETWORK

GROW consists of a unique network of young talented founders and mentors. By participating, you gain access to our social media platform GROWconnect, which allows you to stay in contact with other great minds ....

What can I win?

1st Place:


4.000€ + Workwise employee placement (worth 10.000€)

2nd Place:


3.000€ + Workwise employee placement (worth 2.500€)

3rd Place:


2.000€ + Workwise employee placement (worth 1.500€)

Sustainability Price:


1.000€ + ARRTI Fellowship (worth 5.000€)

Our Partners

Gold Partner

Silver Partner

Workshop Partner

Other Partner

Successful Startups

Bronze Partner

Our Patron

Prof. Dr. Thomas Hirth


Vice President of KIT

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