Join the Startup Competition and Win a Trip to Central Germany

Are you interested in the German startup ecosystem and looking for collaborations with German startups, companies, and research institutions?Here's your chance to join our Startup Competition and embark on an exciting journey with the International Startup Campus! (By kristin.hesche)


About the Competition

What we offer is a trip to the heart of Germany
The Central German region is the traditional industrial heart of Germany, rich of high-tech 
companies and startups - and located right between Munich and Berlin, both max. 2 hrs. by high-speed train.

We are looking for you as a Japanese founding team or startup e.g. in the following areas:

  • Deeptech & Industry
  • Health & Sports 
  • Sustainability & EduTech


The winner receives

  • A trip to Germany for one team member from pref. May 25 – June 8
  • Tickets to events such as the Born Global Startup plus MACHN Festival (May 27 – 30) and the Investor Days Thuringia (June 4 – 6)
  • Networking opportunities in the Central German region and beyond
  • Coaching options


How to Apply & Procedure

  • You can apply by contacting us by mail and explain your motivation to introduce your startup in Germany. 
  • You are free to ask questions in case anything is unclear.
  • You need to deliver an Englishlanguage pitch deck or a video and a motivation letter, best until April 15, 2024
  • Prerequisite is knowledge of the English language of one team member who represents the startup in Germany. 
  • You will be invited to present your startup in Osaka, Kobe or Tokyo between April 22 and 26. Details will follow.
    Other interested startups are invited to travel on their own expense or will be invited to digital events

The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2024.

We're excited to receive your innovative ideas and proposals. Feel free to reach out to us for any inquiries. Join us in this incredible opportunity to connect, learn, and expand your startup's horizons in Germany!


Be part of this enriching experience with the International Startup Campus and