The SPARK Trinational ideas competition ends on a high note

SPARK 2021 has been an exciting journey for the 13 student teams and their mentors! In the end, all teams pitched their impressive results in front of a panel of judges, who had the tough task to choose winners for the three main categories: Sustainability, Scalability and Social Impact.

As in the previous year, the FoundersClub Freiburg organized the Spark student startup competition for the summer semester of 2021 – due to its success last year, now as a trinational event within the framework of the KTUR project. The startup competition aims to provide students with a supportive approach to the topic of founding. The goal was for students to develop their business idea from scratch and realize it together in an interdisciplinary team. The teams were supported by members of the Founders Club, the mentors (some of whom were founders themselves and also experts and partners from the KTUR team), through community events and various workshops in the implementation of their idea. Through the latter two, the students formed a basic knowledge, which is necessary for the realization of a startup.

The startup competition started on May 15, 2021 with the Kickoff and ended on July 17, 2021 with the Demo Day. During these 9 weeks, we accompanied 13 teams and their ideas. In the end, all 13 teams pitched their impressive results in front of a panel of judges and published their results and cleared prizes. The winners in the three main categories, which were dated with 2000 Euro each, are Team Jacky’s (Sustainability Award), Team WebWallet (Scalability Award) and Team Bhojan (Social Impact). The Audience Award and Accelerator Day Award each went to Team E+ve.

Winners SPARK competition 2021
Credits: Foundersclub Freiburg

The FoundersClub Freiburg and the KTUR team were very impressed by the number of different ideas that could find support and scale well through the competition and the workshops. Congratulations to the winners and all the participants! Here’s to many more founders!