With prize money totalling EUR 60,000, the GRÜNDERPREIS NRW is one of Germany's most lucrative awards for innovative and successful founders, successors and freelancers.

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    The GRÜNDERPREIS NRW is one of Germany's most lucrative competitions for young companies and freelance professionals in the fields of trade, industry and services. The application deadline for 2021 has expired.

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  • Trophies of the Gründerpreis NRW


    Looking forward to the agony of choice: An eight-member jury chaired by Professor Christine Volkmann, holder of the chair in Business Creation and Economic Development at the University of Wuppertal, sifts through all the submissions, decides on ten nominees and determines the winners of the 2021 GRÜNDERPREIS NRW.

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  • Collage of the three winner teams of Gründerpreises 2020.

    2020 winners

    The GRÜNDERPREIS NRW of the Ministry for the Economy and NRW.BANK gives awards for the most creative and most successful business ideas in North Rhine-Westphalia.

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