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Centre for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and SMEs (CENTIM)

Finale of the Start-up-Cup 2024

Start-up-Cup Teaser


Thursday, 10 October 2024


17:00 - 20:00


Audimax - Campus Sankt Augustin

On Thursday, 10 October 2024, the Audimax will be transformed into a stage for the five best H-BRS start-up teams to pitch for the Start-up Cup and up to €2,500 in prize money!

Banner Finale Start-up-Cup 2024

The five best teams of the Start-up Cup 2024 have already impressed us with their pitch deck, now they have to convince our external jury in the live pitch. The first three places will receive cash prizes of €1,000 to €2,500. In addition, two valuable special prizes will be awarded and your vote will count in the audience award (the "Award of Hearts")! We are also looking forward to an exciting keynote speech at the beginning of the event (speaker will be published soon).

The final teams

We are currently assessing the applications received to find the best teams for the final. As soon as our finalists are chosen, they will be announced here.

The Jury

Our final teams are judged by our external jury, consisting of experts from the start-up environment.

Impressions from 2023

H-BRS, Maxim Politow


The 5 final teams pitch their business idea in front of an external jury and the audience. This is followed by a short Q&A session in which the teams answer the jury's questions. The final evaluation by the external jury will be based on set evaluation criteria, which include the overall impression of the presentation (adherence to the time limit, presentation skills, creativity and teamwork) and the answers to the questions/discussion. After all teams have pitched, a deliberation phase by the jury follows, which then announces the top three places and the awarding of the prize.


Start-up-Cup 2024

In the H-BRS internal ideas competition Start-up Cup, we are looking for innovative and convincing business ideas from students, alumni and employees. Ideas that might overcome current societal challenges and shape an innovative future. The most convincing pitches have the chance to win prize money of up to 2,500 euros or special prizes, such as a scholarship for the Start-up Development MBA course or admission to the accelerator programme.

Förderlogos SUPRA-Projekt
The Start-up-Manufaktur is an initiative of CENTIM and is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economics Affairs and Climate Action as part of the EXIST programme (Logos:
Start-up-Cup Teaser

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Start up Cup Finale die Teams Foto Nathan Dreessen

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Key Visual Start-up-Manufaktur - H-BRS Gründungszentrum Neu

H-BRS Entrepreneurship Centre


Personenbild Christoph Krieger

Christoph Krieger

Business Development Manager and Start-up Scout




H 203


von-Liebig-Straße 20

53359, Rheinbach


+49 2241 865 9965
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Lea Bockem

Research assistant Project SUPRA (EXIST)


Sankt Augustin


F 413


Grantham-Alle 20

53757 Sankt Augustin


+49 2241 865 9943