Here's the Agenda of GROW 2019/20

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

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
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Karlshochschule
Karlstraße 36 - 38, 76133 Karlsruhe
Public - Everyone can come and watch
Mandatory for all enrolled teams

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
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
PionierGarage Launchpad
Rintheimer Str. 15, 76131 Karlsruhe
Private - For all registered teams
Mandatory for all enrolled teams

Workshop "Customer Driven Innovation"

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
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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"

The design of business models has a considerable influence on the development and success of a company. In this 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 - 26th, 2019
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
PionierGarage Launchpad
Rintheimer Str. 15, 76131 Karlsruhe
Private - For all registered teams
Optional event to help the teams succeed
Held by:
EnTechnon

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

December 11th, 2019
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Knuddels GmbH & Co. KG
Erbprinzenstraße 27, 76133 Karlsruhe
Public - Everyone can come and watch
Mandatory for all enrolled teams

Workshop "Taxes & Legal"

SAVE THE DATE - more information will follow Attention: This workshop will be held in German only!

December 16th, 2019
PionierGarage Launchpad
Rintheimer Str. 15, 76131 Karlsruhe
Private - For all registered teams
Optional event to help the teams succeed

Workshop "Pitching"

SAVE THE DATE - more information will follow

January 09th, 2020
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.

January 21st, 2020
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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

January 23rd, 2020
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Audimax
Building 30.95, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, 76131 Karlsruhe
Public - Everyone can come and watch
Mandatory for all enrolled teams