ideas competition

Win with
your idea

Even your small idea can become something big. Have the courage and join in. We look forward to seeing you!

The ideas competition runs till October 15th. We will celebrate the winners with a great closing event on November 4th at our TRIANGEL location.

What do I have to do?

Pitch us your idea as a video

You have a great idea? Then you’ve already done the hardest part of the competition. Record a short video and first introduce yourself and then your idea. Upload the video here  and take part in the competition.


You can win cash prizes up to 500 euros.


Participation is worthwhile in any case!

Who can join?

All KIT students

The idea competition is open to all students of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. You do not need any previous start-up experience, nor do you have to be on the verge of founding a company or have a name for your project or team. An idea that has the potential for a start-up is sufficient.


We want to get you excited about the topic of founding and invite you to immerse yourself in the Karlsruhe start-up scene.


Why with us?

We are the bridge between studying and founding

The KIT-Gründerschmieden team is organising the ideas competition to bring the topic of founding into your focus. A small idea can become something big. We will help you with advice, support, our network and great events.

If you’re already keen to get active, why not come along to one of our events?

We look forward to seeing you!

You wanna join?

Then upload your video here.


Unfortunately, the registration deadline
has already expired.

Next semester you will again have the opportunity to take part in our ideas competition. We look forward to seeing you and your exciting idea.
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