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The "startup your idea" competition has entered its 4th round!

Do you have an innovative, creative, and future-oriented startup idea, but you still do not know how to implement it? Gateway ESC and the WiSo Faculty at the University of Cologne collaborate to offer a Startup Your Idea Contest to support your idea! It does not matter whether the idea refers to a service or a product or whether it is about non-profit ideas or the application of research results. This year in cooperation with TH Cologne, German Sport University Cologne and Rheinische Fachhochschule Cologne!

The best ideas will be awarded with designated prize money of up to 5,000 Euros! Coaching, workshops, and an exciting finale in front of a large audience await the finalists. Convince the jury of experts with your meaningful idea sketch, as a completed business plan is not expected.

Registration is open from now! For further information please visit our website:

The Startup Your Idea Contest

  • promotes innovative, creative, and future-oriented startup ideas from all disciplines.
  • requires a meaningful outline of the startup idea.
  • is aimed at students from all faculties (including Bachelor, Master, and doctoral students)

There is no better time to start a business than now!

Startup Your Idea with competition initiator Christian Schwens.