Extraordinary and unique Prizes
The three winners selected by the jury will be rewarded with outstanding prizes that support them in consolidating their business and make their work even more and sustainably successful:
1st prize: 4 weeks international Plug and Play Accelerator Program in Silicon Valley
The winner will be invited to attend the international Plug and Play accelerator program in Silicon Valley. Within four weeks time, the winner will gather deep and sufficient knowledge, inspiration and guidance in Sunnyvale, the headquarters of Plug and Play.
The international Plug and Play accelerator program is a 4 weeks immersion into the Silicon Valley ecosystem and is designed to enable tech startups to pursue business development, fundraising, and other strategic opportunities. Startups will be exposed to Plug and Play's extensive network of corporates, technology, and investment partners as well as mentors and advisors. Two programs are held annually in Q2 and Q4 and culminate with a Summit where the attending startups are getting the chance to present their technologies on stage.
2nd prize: Mentorship with Jury Member Georg Zembacher
The second winner will receive a mentorship with Georg Zembacher, a leading technology innovation expert. In 6 hours over of 12 weeks, Georg will provide a sufficient training and a mentorship for the runner up in short, intensive sessions that will lead them onward in their business journey.
In addition, the startup will receive a pitch training that supports the startup in attracting new projects, partners or investors.
3rd prize: An inspiring Workshop on the topic „Corporate Readiness“
The winner will receive an individual workshop with Plug and Play, the matchmaker for large corporates and tech companies in over 50 locations around the world. What to consider in corporate-startup-collaboration from the startup's point of view will be worked out in a 2-hours individual working session between the startup and Plug and Play.
In addition, the third-placed startup will receive a pitch training, which can help attract new projects, partners or investors.
The Future Hamburg Award Ceremony
The winners will be announced and honored at a festive event in October: the award ceremony will be a highlight of the international Plug and Play Expo, emphasizing innovation and collaboration from the GreenTech, Logistics and Hydrogen sectors.
The ceremony in the premises of Hamburg’s Factory Hammerbrooklyn will be live-streamed on YouTube. Tickets are strictly limited to a maximum of 250 guests. Apply here for tickets! For all those who can’t take part in person, the hybrid event will also offer online participation.
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