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The award ceremony on 23 May 2024 will take place in



Realize your own idea




Participants are given the opportunity to take the first steps towards founding their start-up through various events and workshops as well as a mentoring program in the field of entrepreneurship.


The start-up competition LIFT-OFF at the University of Göttingen aims both at people interested in starting a business and at active founders from all departments. Various events and workshops as well as a mentoring program in the field of entrepreneurship accompany the competition. In addition to the priceless impetus and experience, there are also attractive cash and non-cash prizes, which will be awarded by a jury. In the categories "Start-up Potential" and "Science", the guests of the award ceremony can vote for an audience award on the evening of the award ceremony. There are also three special prizes: The "Life Science" prize sponsored by the Life Science Factory, the "Sustainable Land Use" prize sponsored by the WissenWecken Foundation, and the "Social Entrepreneurship" prize. In 2023 cash prizes worth more than 35,000 euros were awarded.

The members of this year's jury are:

  • Prof. Dr. Bernhard Brümmer – Vizepräsident für Forschung der Universität Göttingen
  • Prof. Dr. Katharina Scheidgen – Juniorprofessur für Entrepreneurship und Innovation der Universität Göttingen
  • Dr. Johannes Loxen – SerNet GmbH
  • Dr. Martin Potthoff – Stiftung WissenWecken gGmbH
  • Sabrina Kunze – Sparkasse Göttingen
  • Sabrina Kunze – Sparkasse Göttingen
  • Dr. Martin Strehle – Life Science Factory
  • Amy Peters – Gründerin von Molly Suh
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This is what LIFT-OFF offers participants:

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  • You will be supported in the development and elaboration of your business model.
  • You can participate in versatile workshops in the field of entrepreneurship.
  • There is an exclusive mentoring program with personal mentors for each team.
  • You will learn to pitch in front of a large audience and to convince with your idea.
  • You can win attractive material and cash prizes.
  • You can use the PR effects and expand your network.
  • You can attract new/first customers to test your product.

Do you have questions about the start-up competition LIFT-OFF? We are happy to help:


Martin Stammann
Startup-Coach
0551 39-25164
gruendung@uni-goettingen.de

Jasmin Düwell
Projektmanager Entrepreneurship Education
0551 39-21732
Jasmin.duewell@uni-goettingen.de