Here's the Agenda of GROW 2021/22

Event calendar (for the teams)

Only the bold entries are mandatory.

The support program consists of two main areas: Mentoring to access experience of others and Workshops to improve yourself. Find more information by clicking on the entries.

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.

Oktober 29th, 2021
Location in planning
Public - Everyone can come and watch
Mandatory for all enrolled teams

Concept & Product Design

Our teams will have the chance to structure their ideas and learn the basics of product design, conception, and market analysis, which they will implement on their solution later in GROW journey.

November 06th, 2021
09:00 - 12:00
Launchpad
Public - Everyone can come and watch
Optional event to help the teams succeed

Business Modeling

The ideas and solutions so far will be crowned with a detailed intro of Business Model Canvas/Lean Canvas.

November 06th, 2021
14:00 - 17:00
Launchpad
Public - Everyone can come and watch
Optional event to help the teams succeed

Sustainable Impact

On top, to bring sensibilisation of sustainability to GROW, there will be a session regarding the sustainable impact of your ideas, deep dive into SDGs of UN.

November 13th, 2021
09:00 - 12:00
Launchpad
Public - Everyone can come and watch
Optional event to help the teams succeed
Held by:
ARRTI

Pitch Training

To present your business idea and convince potential partners, investors and other stakeholders, the pitch training will prepare you and your team for a sound presentation of your business model.

November 13th, 2021
14:00 - 17:00

Public - Everyone can come and watch
Optional event to help the teams succeed

Prototyping & Early Validation

The teams will move forward learning about how to bring their solutions into life with Prototyping and Problem-Solution Fit (early Validation) sessions.

November 27th, 2021
08:00 - 18:00
TRIANGEL
Public - Everyone can come and watch
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.

Dezember 02nd, 2021
Location in planning
Public - Everyone can come and watch
Mandatory for all enrolled teams

Customer Validation

The teams will learn how to interview their potential customers to validate the business case and implement feedbacks on their solutions. Also, they will learn the basics of customer development and acquisition.

Dezember 11th, 2021
14:00 - 17:00
TRIANGEL
Public - Everyone can come and watch
Optional event to help the teams succeed

Finance & Legal

On this day, teams will learn how to choose revenue models as their best fit to their business case. After getting into the basics of Entrepreneurial Finance, legal and tax issues of startups will be covered.

Januar 15th, 2022
09:00 - 12:00
Launchpad
Public - Everyone can come and watch
Optional event to help the teams succeed

Marketing & Sales

As last day before the public appearance, the FINAL of GROW, teams will learn the essentials about Marketing and Sales for startups.

Januar 15th, 2022
14:00 - 17:00
Launchpad
Public - Everyone can come and watch
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.

Januar 21st, 2022
Location in planning
Public - Everyone can come and watch
Mandatory for all enrolled teams