In the active Lower Saxony start-up scene from the North Sea to the Harz Mountains, the DurchSTARTerPrize 2019 awards the three best start-ups from Lower Saxony. In the course of the DurchSTARTer-Prize 2019 awards presentation yesterday, the best start-ups from Lower Saxony were awarded for the first time in the three categories “Newcomer”, “Scale up” and “Science Spin off”. Around 400 guests illustrated the great interest of companies, investors, founders, politicians, associations and administration in Lower Saxony’s start-up scene. “We have a great start-up scene between the North Sea and the Harz Mountains,” said Michael Kiesewetter, Chief Executive of NBank. The DurchSTARTer awards also helped to establish a large network meeting for the entire start-up scene of Lower Saxony.
Last week we won the DurchSTARTer Prize 2019 in the category Science Spin-off. We would like to thank the NBank and with Minister Dr. Bernd Althusmann for their great confidence in our work and this very important award for us. We congratulate all the winners from the other categories: SYNAOS, PIELERS GmbH, YUANDA Robotics, Lilian Labs GmbH, AIRPARK, FORMHAND Automation GmbHand OptoGenTech GmbH.
The “DurchSTARTer” has been awarded as a prize for the best founders since 2009. For the first time, only start-ups are in focus. The prize is awarded in three categories: newcomer, scale-up and science spin-off. The award is endowed with a total of 30,000 euros, of which the best start-ups receive prize money of 5,000 euros each. The best newcomer team also wins a trip worth up to 10,000 euros to the tech festival “South by Southwest” in Austin,Texas or to Silicon Valley.
The “Investitions- und Förderbank Niedersachsen – NBank” is the contact in Lower Saxony for all relevant support programmes of the European Union, the federal government, the state and the municipalities. The NBank was founded in 2004 and is fully owned by the state of Lower Saxony. It currently employs 413 people and has a balance sheet total of 3.8 billion euros.
You can find out more about the award here.