Welcome to SPARK 4.0, the startup competition that empowers you to change the world with your ideas!
Get ready for a 11 week adventure into the world of innovation! SPARK is a exciting opportunity for you to learn from successful local entrepreneurs and experts, and using their guidance, transform your initial ideas into a full fledged startup. You'll form enriching and longlasting connections with fascinating and motivated people, hailing from diverse disciplines. Interested? Keep scrolling for more!
We have composed a robust program of workshops and community events designed to deliver to you the knowledge you need to build your own startup. The entire SPARK program can be found below!
See our program below.
Throughout our startup competition you will expand your capabilities and develop new skills. The complementary composition of a team is the cornerstone of its success. You may fall into one or more of the following roles within your team.
We will connect you and your team with a seasoned, successful and local entrepreneur with special expertise. Your mentor will have exactly the knowledge that you need to start a company from scratch. Throughout the competition they provide you with insights, connect you to their network and help steer you towards success. Team-Mentor matching will take place during the Kick-Off event.
What would a startup competition be without awards! We award prizes in three categories: Sustainability, Scalability and Social Impact. Every winning team receives a cash prize of 1000€ with the exception of the overall best startup which will receive a prize of 2000€
We here at the Foundersclub Freiburg, a local student initiative for green and social entrepreneurship, seek to inspire students to innovate, create, and foster the green & social entrepreneurial spirit. We offer workshops and talks by experts and founders on topics important in the startup ecosystem, as well as host networking events and competitions.
Most recently we organized and ran the biggest startup talent matching in our region, Unternehmenslust. Our members come from diverse backgrounds and each wants to create value for the local startup ecosystem and learn how to become impactful entrepreneurs themselves.
Standing on the shoulder of giants. We are humbled by the support of these two outstanding personalities in the making of this venture. We will benefit greatly from their network, their expertise and their passion for innovation.
A huge thank you to our partners and supporters: