Let it Grow
Germany's Largest Student Founding Contest
Become an entrepreneur and advance your idea over 11 weeks. Get support, build your prototype and test your market.
From the ideation to the launch in 11 weeks
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.
Half time break! Teams pitch their first progress and fight about advancing to the final. Pitch what you've accomplished in the last 5 weeks in front of a small audience and the jury.
Present your results to a huge crowd and show how far you have come. Each participant will have learned a lot and gained a lot of experience by this point. The groups with the greatest progress will receive prizes. This is what you've been working for!
Find Your Team
You don't have 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.
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.
Learn Through Mentorship
Each team will receive support from our experienced mentors and buddies. This will help your business to grow beyond its limits.
Workshop 1: Innovate with Impact and Workshop 2: Ideation
Workshop 3: Value Proposition, Concept & Product Design
Workshop 4: Working as a team
Get-Together - Participants & Partners
Workshop 5: Business Modelling
Workshop 6.1: Market-/Competition-Research
Workshop 6.2: Intellectual property (IP) - Brand, Patent, Design
Workshop 7: Prototyping
Workshop 8: How to Pitch
Workshop 9: Customer Validation
Workshop 10: Marketing & Sales
Workshop 11: Equity, Financing and Legal (Legal form etc.)
Pitch Training before the Final
What Are You Waiting For?
If you are motivated to work with other students on new ideas and concepts and want to learn all about startups, then GROW is the place for you!
Quelle: Bundesregierung - Guido Bergmann
Bettina Stark-Watzinger, Federal Minister of Education and Research
Professor Dr. Thomas Hirth, KIT Vice-President for Transfer and International Affairs