Deadline: December 13, 2015 | Apply here
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Dates: March 11-12, 2016
Location: Bremen, Germany

The Jacobs Startup Competition is taking place in the international and English-speaking environment of Jacobs University Bremen on the 11th and 12th of March 2016. JSC welcomes students from all around the world with promising business ideas and will help you grow your entrepreneurial ideas. After working on your ideas for several weeks you will get to present your ideas in front of a jury at our final event and compete with the other teams for cash prizes.

If you have a distinct idea and want to get recognition, feedback, financial support, or you just have that entrepreneurial drive and want to make connections to like-minded people from around the world – JSC is for you.

For two months, you and your team will get mentorship and support on your way to your own business. At all stages of thecompetition, you will have access to relevant feedback from venture capitalists and consultants, guidance from entrepreneurs and resources to make your venture a success. During the final event you will meet them in person and have the chance to pitch your business idea to potentially secure funding.

Three tier support structure:

  • Mentorship
  • Resources
  • Network

How it works:

  1. Business Idea: The first phase of JSC is about creating ideas for new products and services. You will get access to resources to guide you in finding groundbreaking ideas in the form of articles, videos, and blogs.
  2. Executive summary: In the second phase, you and your teams receive feedback from skilled mentors from an entrepreneurial or consulting background to elevate your idea to the next level.
  3. Pitch your idea: In the third and final phase of JSC, you will have the chance to come to the final event in Bremen, Germany to finalize your ideas. Over two days, you will work on your business ideas while being guided by skilled mentors. You will get to attend various workshops and speeches and finally pitch your business in front of an audience of accelerators, business angels, and investors.

For further information on the application process and the eligibility requirements please refer to their official website.

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