Semifinals to start in March

The best tech-startups in the categories Cybersecurity, FinTech, Industry 4.0, Logistics and Organizational Intelligence will compete in March and April in a total of 10 digital semi-finals to advance to the final rounds.

Innovation enthusiasts, professionals and scientists from the respective fields are cordially invited to watch the semifinals and vote on which startups should qualify for the final events of the 21/22 season.
Since September 2021, over 80 startups have participated in 20 digital quarterfinals, throwing their hat in the ring to pitch for the trophy.

The semifinal dates in the five competition categories:

CYBERSECURITY

  • 1st semifinal
    10.3.22, 1 – 3 p.m., registration: Eventbrite
  • 2nd semifinal
    07.4.22, 1 – 3 p.m., registration: Eventbrite

FINTECH

  • 1st semifinal
    01.04.22, 1 – 3 p.m., registration: Eventbrite
  • 2nd semifinal
    29.04.22, 1 – 3 p.m., registration: Eventbrite

INDUSTRY 4.0

  • 1st semifinal
    14.03.22, 1 – 3 p.m., registration: Eventbrite
  • 2nd semifinal
    25.04.22, 1 – 3 p.m., registration: Eventbrite

LOGISTICS

  • 1st semifinal
    22.03.22, 1 – 3 p.m., registration: Eventbrite
  • 2nd semifinal
    05.04.22, 1 – 3 p.m., registration: Eventbrite

ORGANIZATIONAL INTELLIGENCE

  • 1st semifinal
    09.03.22, 1 – 3 p.m., registration: Eventbrite
  • 2nd semifinal
    27.4.22, 1 – 3 p.m., registration: Eventbrite

In each semi-final event, four startups from the respective competition category will present their business models and innovative technologies in 7-minute talks. Afterwards, a panel of experts will question the startups in a Q&A session. After all pitches, first, the jury and then the entire audience will vote on the best startups in a live voting and thus decide who will be allowed to enter the final round.
The final F2F events are scheduled to take place in May and June 2022. Where possible, these will be hosted by corporates. All startups that have competed in the quarter finals can have an exhibition stand and thus have the opportunity to engage in direct vis-a-vis exchange with the professionals.
The German Startup Cup is open to startups whose business model is based on an innovative technology or platform, which was founded no more than five years ago and which fall into one of the five competition categories, i.e. Cybersecurity, FinTech, Industrie 4.0, Logistics or Organizational Intelligence.
The current quarter-finals will run until the end of February, so that from Februarys 25 on all semi-finalists in the five cup categories will be set.