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.

  • Hosts at the Gründerpreis NRW 2021

    Gütersloher Unternehmen Schüttflix gewinnt den zehnten GRÜNDERPREIS NRW (This content is only available in German.)

    Wirtschafts- und Digitalministerium und NRW.BANK zeichnen Gewinner aus Gütersloh, Düsseldorf und Bad Honnef mit insgesamt 60.000 Euro aus.

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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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  • The room of the Gründerpreis with stage, tables and cameras


    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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  • Thomas Hagedorn and Christian Hülsewig of Schüttflix with minister Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart and Eckhard Forst, CEO of the NRW.BANK


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