Here's the Agenda of GROW 2019/20

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. 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. Agenda: - What is GROW and why should you participate? - What events will take place? - Pitch your idea spontaneously in 60 sec. - Network with the other founders and find teammates

November 07th, 2019
18:00 - 21:00
Karlshochschule
Karlstraße 36 - 38, 76133 Karlsruhe
Public - Everyone can come and watch
Mandatory for all enrolled teams

Meet & Focus Session

Our weekly GROW coworking session at the Launchpad. Every team is invited to come and work on their idea at the same time. Maybe to network, maybe to get help from others or maybe because you're more productive with others around you. This session is optional and does not have a program. We just invite everyone (including the organizers) to come together to progress together. Of course you're invited to come and work at the PionierGarage Launchpad outside of these sessions as well.

November 13th, 2019
14:00 - 18:00
PionierGarage Launchpad
Rintheimer Str. 15, 76131 Karlsruhe
Private - For all registered teams
Optional event to help the teams succeed

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.

November 13th, 2019
18:00 - 21:00
PionierGarage Launchpad
Rintheimer Str. 15, 76131 Karlsruhe
Private - For all registered teams
Optional event to help the teams succeed

Workshop "Customer Driven Innovation"

ATTENTION: The workshop must be rescheduled due to sickness. No alternative date has yet been set. Stay tuned! Observing, asking the right questions, bringing what has been seen and heard into a meaningful structure - all these are essential elements to understand your customer in detail. Methodologies such as Design Thinking and Jobs-To-Be-Done help to understand customer needs in a structured way. During the workshop, the teams are introduced to the methodologies through short theoretical impulses and then transfer these directly to their own business model. A special focus here is on the Jobs-To-Be-Done method according to Anthony Ulwick, who assumes that the structured recording of customer wishes and their core tasks is essential in order to be able to assert oneself successfully against competitors.

November 19th, 2019
09:00 - 17:00
PionierGarage Launchpad
Rintheimer Str. 15, 76131 Karlsruhe
Private - For all registered teams
Optional event to help the teams succeed
Held by:
EnTechnon

Meet & Focus Session

Our weekly GROW coworking session at the Launchpad. Every team is invited to come and work on their idea at the same time. Maybe to network, maybe to get help from others or maybe because you're more productive with others around you. This session is optional and does not have a program. We just invite everyone (including the organizers) to come together to progress together. Of course you're invited to come and work at the PionierGarage Launchpad outside of these sessions as well.

November 20th, 2019
14:00 - 18:00
PionierGarage Launchpad
Rintheimer Str. 15, 76131 Karlsruhe
Private - For all registered teams
Optional event to help the teams succeed

Workshop "Business Model Design" (Day 1)

The design of business models has a considerable influence on the development and success of a company. In this 2-day workshop the participants use different methods to simplify and aggregate the relevant activities of a company. The participants go through the four phases of idea generation, feasibility analysis, prototyping and decision making and thus seamlessly follow on from the previous workshops. Topics include mission/vision, market analysis, business modelling and customer definition.

November 25th, 2019
09:00 - 17:00
PionierGarage Launchpad
Rintheimer Str. 15, 76131 Karlsruhe
Private - For all registered teams
Optional event to help the teams succeed
Held by:
EnTechnon

Workshop "Business Model Design" (Day 2)

The design of business models has a considerable influence on the development and success of a company. In this 2-day workshop the participants use different methods to simplify and aggregate the relevant activities of a company. The participants go through the four phases of idea generation, feasibility analysis, prototyping and decision making and thus seamlessly follow on from the previous workshops. Topics include mission/vision, market analysis, business modelling and customer definition.

November 26th, 2019
09:00 - 17:00
PionierGarage Launchpad
Rintheimer Str. 15, 76131 Karlsruhe
Private - For all registered teams
Optional event to help the teams succeed
Held by:
EnTechnon

Meet & Focus Session

Our weekly GROW coworking session at the Launchpad. Every team is invited to come and work on their idea at the same time. Maybe to network, maybe to get help from others or maybe because you're more productive with others around you. This session is optional and does not have a program. We just invite everyone (including the organizers) to come together to progress together. Of course you're invited to come and work at the PionierGarage Launchpad outside of these sessions as well.

November 27th, 2019
14:00 - 18:00
PionierGarage Launchpad
Rintheimer Str. 15, 76131 Karlsruhe
Private - For all registered teams
Optional event to help the teams succeed

Meet & Focus Session

Our weekly GROW coworking session at the Launchpad. Every team is invited to come and work on their idea at the same time. Maybe to network, maybe to get help from others or maybe because you're more productive with others around you. This session is optional and does not have a program. We just invite everyone (including the organizers) to come together to progress together. Of course you're invited to come and work at the PionierGarage Launchpad outside of these sessions as well.

Dezember 04th, 2019
14:00 - 18:00
PionierGarage Launchpad
Rintheimer Str. 15, 76131 Karlsruhe
Private - For all registered teams
Optional event to help the teams succeed

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. The judges will select 10 teams out of all participants to continue with the second half of the content and ultimately the final. Agenda: - Pitches your progress and show off your prototype - What will happen in the second half? - Announcement of the 10 finalists

Dezember 11th, 2019
18:00 - 21:00
Knuddels GmbH & Co. KG
Erbprinzenstraße 27, 76133 Karlsruhe
Public - Everyone can come and watch
Mandatory for all enrolled teams

Workshop "Tax & Legal"

Attention: This event will be held in German only due to being focused on the German legal system! The workshop deals with tax and legal issues of start-ups and young businesses. The purpose of the workshop is to highlight some of the tax and legal pitfalls to ensure a successful foundation and sustainable growth. The covered topics include choice of legal form, tax and legal compliance, VAT pitfalls and more.

Dezember 16th, 2019
15:00 - 18:00
PionierGarage Launchpad
Rintheimer Str. 15, 76131 Karlsruhe
Private - For all registered teams
Optional event to help the teams succeed
Held by:
KPMG

Meet & Focus Session

Our weekly GROW coworking session at the Launchpad. Every team is invited to come and work on their idea at the same time. Maybe to network, maybe to get help from others or maybe because you're more productive with others around you. This session is optional and does not have a program. We just invite everyone (including the organizers) to come together to progress together. Of course you're invited to come and work at the PionierGarage Launchpad outside of these sessions as well.

Dezember 18th, 2019
14:00 - 18:00
PionierGarage Launchpad
Rintheimer Str. 15, 76131 Karlsruhe
Private - For all registered teams
Optional event to help the teams succeed

Meet & Focus Session

Our weekly GROW coworking session at the Launchpad. Every team is invited to come and work on their idea at the same time. Maybe to network, maybe to get help from others or maybe because you're more productive with others around you. This session is optional and does not have a program. We just invite everyone (including the organizers) to come together to progress together. Of course you're invited to come and work at the PionierGarage Launchpad outside of these sessions as well.

Januar 08th, 2020
14:00 - 18:00
PionierGarage Launchpad
Rintheimer Str. 15, 76131 Karlsruhe
Private - For all registered teams
Optional event to help the teams succeed

Workshop "Pitching"

Life is a pitch! No matter if you want to push your start-up, convince investors or win competitions – a good idea should never fail because of its presentation. Together we'll work on how to put your messages in a nutshell. How to convey dry topics emotionally. And how even complex ideas can be easily explained. Your pitch finally comes to life in practical exercises. Sparring with other participants and the trainer will get you valuable tips on content, slides and yourself as a speaker.

Januar 09th, 2020
14:00 - 18:00
PionierGarage Launchpad
Rintheimer Str. 15, 76131 Karlsruhe
Private - For all registered teams
Optional event to help the teams succeed
Held by:
Explain

Meet & Focus Session

Our weekly GROW coworking session at the Launchpad. Every team is invited to come and work on their idea at the same time. Maybe to network, maybe to get help from others or maybe because you're more productive with others around you. This session is optional and does not have a program. We just invite everyone (including the organizers) to come together to progress together. Of course you're invited to come and work at the PionierGarage Launchpad outside of these sessions as well.

Januar 15th, 2020
14:00 - 18:00
PionierGarage Launchpad
Rintheimer Str. 15, 76131 Karlsruhe
Private - For all registered teams
Optional event to help the teams succeed

Workshop "Financing"

In this workshop you will learn how to get money in an early stage of your startups life. You will learn about the landscape of early stage financing and get a deeper insight into raising capital from a Venture Capitalist, learn about the do's and dont's. All in all this workshops gives you a preparation of securing the next months cash flow.

Januar 21st, 2020
09:00 - 12:00
PionierGarage Launchpad
Rintheimer Str. 15, 76131 Karlsruhe
Private - For all registered teams
Optional event to help the teams succeed

Meet & Focus Session

Our weekly GROW coworking session at the Launchpad. Every team is invited to come and work on their idea at the same time. Maybe to network, maybe to get help from others or maybe because you're more productive with others around you. This session is optional and does not have a program. We just invite everyone (including the organizers) to come together to progress together. Of course you're invited to come and work at the PionierGarage Launchpad outside of these sessions as well.

Januar 22nd, 2020
14:00 - 18:00
PionierGarage Launchpad
Rintheimer Str. 15, 76131 Karlsruhe
Private - For all registered teams
Optional event to help the teams succeed

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. 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. Agenda: - Final pitches of everything the teams have worked for - Review of all previous events - Prize ceremony

Januar 23rd, 2020
17:00 - 21:00
Audimax
Building 30.95, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, 76131 Karlsruhe
Public - Everyone can come and watch
Mandatory for all enrolled teams