Here's the Agenda of GROW 2018/19

Event calendar

The support program consists of two main areas: Mentoring to access experience of others and Workshops to improve yourself. More information will follow later on.

Kickoff

The kickoff is where the fun starts, no matter whether you have already applied or whether you're still undecided. We will present everything you need to know about the contest and give you a chance to find an idea and/or teammates. And the 11 weeks of work will start right away.

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November 12th, 2018
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Karlshochschule
Karlstraße 36 - 38, 76133 Karlsruhe
Public
Everyone can come and watch

Seed Day

At the seed day we want to connect teams and mentors. First, you get a short chance to pitch both your idea and what you need help with in front of everyone. Then you can find the most suitable mentors in short one-on-one talks.

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November 19th, 2018
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
PionierGarage Launchpad
Rintheimer Str. 15, 76131 Karlsruhe
Private
Only for registered teams

Workshop "Innovation"

It's important to understand your customers - observe, ask the right questions and structure information. In this workshop you will learn both theoretical principles and practical methods such as Design Thinking and Jobs-To-Be-Done that can be applied to improve your own business model right away. Held by the EnTechnon, the entrepreneurship institute at the KIT, in the format of their own upCat accelerator.

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November 20th, 2018
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
PionierGarage Launchpad
Rintheimer Str. 15, 76131 Karlsruhe
Private
Only for registered teams

Workshop "Business Modeling"

To execute your own business means to understand who you are and what you do. In this workshop you will use multiple methods and formats to display all relevant activities and aspects of your venture. With differing levels of abstraction those help you to understand the relationship between your processes and guide you through the phases of ideation, feasability, prototyping and decision-making. Held by the EnTechnon, the entrepreneurship institute at the KIT, in the format of their own upCat accelerator.

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November 21st, 2018
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
PionierGarage Launchpad
Rintheimer Str. 15, 76131 Karlsruhe
Private
Only for registered teams

Workshop "Pitching"

So much to say and so little time to do so. Pitching your project requires you to be authentic, deliver a lot of information, help your audience to understand you emotionally and keep listeners engaged. This workshop aims to help you persuade both potential customers as well as judges and investors and improve your pitch-deck. Held by the EnTechnon, the entrepreneurship institute at the KIT, in the format of their own upCat accelerator.

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December 05th, 2018
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
PionierGarage Launchpad
Rintheimer Str. 15, 76131 Karlsruhe
Private
Only for registered teams

Midterm

Half time break! Pitch what you've done in the last 5 weeks in front of a small audience and a jury. The judges will select 10 teams out of all participants to continue with the second half of the content and ultimately the final.

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December 09th, 2018
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Knuddels Office
Kaiserstraße 146, 76133 Karlsruhe
Public
Everyone can come and watch

Workshop "Financing"

Financing is about getting the funds necessary to build your idea and/or project, especially using investment money. And who would be better suited to tutor you than the two Karlsruhe-based Venture Capital companies LEA Partners and First Momentum Ventures.

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January 10th, 2019
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
PionierGarage Launchpad
Rintheimer Str. 15, 76131 Karlsruhe
Private
Only for registered teams

Final

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. Every pitch is followed by a short round of questions by the judges before you can get a chance at winning one of the prizes.

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January 30th, 2019
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Audimax
Building 30.95, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, 76131 Karlsruhe
Public
Everyone can come and watch