On 08. April 2013, the concept of labfolder was awarded a prize for being among the 10 best concepts of the Phase 1 of the start2grow Competition 2013. During the award ceremony in Dortmund, labfolder and nine other start-ups received the award, which included a cash prize of 1500 Euros.
The start2grow competition is an initiative of the dortmund-project, a division of the Economic Development Agency of Dortmund. Since 2001 there are several competitions for ‘creative minds’ with a viable business idea. In essence, start2grow competitions aims to support founders and entrepreneurs, assisting them in a rapid, sound implementation of their business idea and thus the successful establishment of their own company. Fostering new business ideas, the start2grow project also includes an optimal coaching concept, ranging from coaching networks to an online coaching area as well as regular coaching meet-ups.
Being part of the start2grow competition offers a range of advantages for new entrepreneurs. For example, participants can benefit from the large start2grow network, consisting of more than 600 experts, all willing to coach potential business candidates. In addition, there are also various workshops and meet-ups, giving valuable advice on topics such as successfully implementing a business plan and founding a company. Besides having the chance of winning some valuable prize money, the start2grow competition also offers the opportunity to meetpotential investors.
All in all our labfolder team enjoyed participating in the start2grow competition – not only for receiving a prize, but also for getting valuable advice on the presentation of our concept and for being able to meet investors and start-ups after the award ceremony. Thanks to the entire start2grow-Team and all jury members and participants who have helped to make the event memorable for us.