The CODE_n startup contest is open for applications from startups with digital business models until May 13. Fifty applicants will be chosen to present and compete at the new.New Festival – the tech conference run by CODE_n, which will take place in Stuttgart on October 8-10. All of the selected startups will receive a free company booth for all three days, as well as exclusive stage time at the event.
The new.New Festival attracts high profile attendees from international corporates and VC firms. To present your startup at the event will be a great opportunity for networking and business.
At the new.New Festival, a total of 10 startups will be chosen for the finals. On top of all the visibility and opportunities during the CODE_n contest, there will be prizes worth €30,000 up for the winners in the categories of Best Business Model, Best Tech Innovation, and Industry Disruptor with one overall winner crowned at the award show of the festival.
The 2018 CODE_n CONTEST is looking for the most promising startup founders who are endeavoring to lead the charge of digital transformation through pioneering technologies in the categories of Machine Intelligence, Beyond Reality, and Cryptographic Trust. The prize is open to all startups with an innovative product or a new approach to an established industry, but please note that only companies founded in 2013 or later are eligible to apply.
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In addition to the chance to showcase pioneering business models and digital innovations, the new.New Festival offers an exciting program. Participants can get actively involved in interactive workshops and networking events, and draw inspiration from thought leaders as well as fascinating and in-depth presentations on trailblazing technologies. Established companies can also take advantage of individual partnership opportunities to drive their innovation activities.
Ulrich Dietz, the founder of CODE_n and GFT stated: “We don’t just scratch the surface at the festival – we really dive deep. Our aim is to ‘explore the DNA of digital innovation.’ For us, this means a threefold approach which involves using cutting-edge technologies, applying a multi-industry mindset, and taking human factors into account. Anyone who wants to position a company to thrive in the future has to be willing to blaze new trails. Digital transformation offers enormous opportunities to do just that.”
CODE_n is a cross-industry innovation hub for entrepreneurs, ambitious business founders, and established companies. Its central elements are the CODE_n SPACES business campus, regular events and workshops, the international startup competition – the new.New Festival – and a whole host of innovation services, all enriched by an international network of digital pioneers in the worlds of business, science and academia, the arts and culture, and the media. For four years, the CODE_n CONTEST was part of the world’s largest IT convention CeBIT, attracting more than 1,900 applicants from 85 countries and leading to numerous successful partnerships and investments. In 2016 the first edition of the new.New Festival was born and premiered in Karlsruhe.