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Generation-D: an initiative for the German startups that will change the future

Generation-D is an ideas and startup competition in Social Entrepreneurship that promotes innovative and creative ventures (by students or young professionals) with environmental or social added value once a year.

Each team must have at least two students or young professionals actively involved in shaping the idea and its implementation. The evidence is provided by means of a certificate of enrollment. Young professionals should not have been working for more than three years.

The Generation-D competition promotes projects that creatively and innovatively solve current local and global problems from Germany. The winning projects are characterized by practicability, sustainable effectiveness, and innovation and generate social added value.

Prices and promotion

One form of the award includes project-linked prize money. The amount for each team depends on the justified need for implementation. In recent years, a price range between 1,500 euros and 5,000 euros has been awarded per team (a total of 15,000 euros to all teams).

In addition, valuable coaching and workshops can be organized by cooperation partners such as the Social Entrepreneurship Academy, Go Beyond or Gründungsengel e. V. win.

For each entry that meets the competition conditions and is approved for the final pitch, each logged-in team member receives a certificate detailing team performance, successful participation and the result achieved in the competition.

With the award and the prize, ideas and concepts are made visible and supported in the further implementation after the competition. In addition, we are looking for suitable mentors from business and politics for each project.

The prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

  • Education
  • Health
  • Environment
  • Social society

“Wild Card”, is the last category, for projects that can not be classified in the upper categories


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