The application phase for the Startup of the Year Award 2021 has just been closed.
You can already apply for the Startup of the Year Award 2022. Good luck.
Get selected by our prestigious local jury as Startup of the Month! All winners’ stories will be spread across all channels – incl. highly professional photos, interviews and background reports.
At the end of the year, all Startups of the Month will pitch live in public and have the chance to become the Startup of the Year.
As such, they’ll not only win fame and glory, but also an exclusive 1:1 mentoring by a regional expert.
The application is open to all B2B startups and startups with a high digital added value and great disruptive potential (2-5 years old, already on the market, dynamic, innovative, no holding structure) of all industries headquartered in FrankfurtRheinMain.
If you did not receive an award on your first application, you can apply again the following year, provided, of course, that you still meet the eligibility requirements.
You can apply online with a few clicks via our application form. The following criteria are particularly important to us and form the basis for the evaluation: (1) Problem, (2) Solution, (3) Potential, (4) Market & Competition, (5) Team and (6) Finance. Our evaluation matrix can be found here.
Once we have received your documents, they will be reviewed. In case you meet our participation requirements, we will invite you for a live pitch in front of our top-class jury. (If a jury member is unable to participate in an on-site jury meeting, he or she will receive your online application as a basis for his or her evaluation.)
If you convince the jury, you will become Startup of the Month. In total, six startups will be awarded in 2021. At the end of the year, all Startups of the Month will have the chance to pitch in front of a large audience and win the title Startup of the Year.