Start-up competition

Participation conditions

You satisfy all of the requirements if your idea can form the basis for establishing a company, and you wish to do this in the Hannover Region, or have already started up a company in the region. It is irrelevant here whether your idea is an innovative app, or whether you have a background in one of the trades, or come from the research side, are employed by a company, or currently unemployed.
  • Concepts for small business or parttime business start-ups can also be submitted. Ideas based on a franchise concept can also be submitted, in the same way as start-ups arising from company take-overs. hannoverimpuls has complete freedom to pick the winners from the submitted ideas based on its own evaluations, and is not required to justify its decisions. There is no guarantee that any of the submitted ideas are selected as prize winners.  The competition can be terminated at any time without any justification. Participation in the Startup-Impuls competition and/or the preparation and submission of work do not give participants any rights of any kind to e.g. claim expenses or compensation from the organiser and the partners involved in this competition, for any costs, or have any right to a loan. The organiser accepts no liability for the services provided by the consultants in external relationships. Applicants have no rights to demand the return of any submitted competition documents.
  • The application must be uploaded to the web portal of the competition by 10.01.2021.  No submissions are possible after this date.
    • Your idea will be treated confidentially.
    • The judge’s decision is final.
    • All participants in the project are obliged to treat confidentially all information received within the context of the competition (see Data protection).
    • The conditions for participating in the competition are shown in detail here.