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The Rising Stars Award provides an annual spotlight on German American startups. It is free to enter, free to win and will be judged by VCs and industry peers. All finalists will be invited to the event and have the opportunity to pitch in front of the audience and a high profile jury. At the award ceremony, we will recognize and celebrate the most compelling startups, internet, and technology innovations of the year.

Awards: 

  • Rising Star Award
  • Audience Award
  • Newcomer Award

Finalists

The Judges evaluation is complete and we are proud to announce this year’s Rising Stars finalists who will introduce themselves and their companies to compete for the Startup of the Year Award, Audience Award and Newcomer Award during our Rising Stars celebration.

Please meet our finalists in alphabetical order!

3YOURMIND

3YOURMIND

Alertgy

Alertgy

Building Radar

Building Radar

Franka Emika

Franka Emika

ProGlove

ProGlove

Prizes

360 Lab SF

Prize 1 – Startup of the Year – worth USD 8,600

  • 1 month of free desk space at our coworking location in SOMA/Embarcadero for the entire team (up to 6 team members) – worth USD 3,600
  • 1 day of our academy room to host your own workshop – worth USD 1,000
  • 2 seats in our Growth Hacking Workshop – worth USD 2,000
  • 5 hours of one-on-one hands on growth hacking for your startup with a Senior Growth Hacker – worth USD 1,000
  • 1 free event of 3 hrs hosted at our state of the art event space for up to 50 people – worth USD 975

Prize 2 – Newcomer Award – worth USD 6,400

  • Two weeks of free desk space at our coworking location in SOMA/Embarcadero for the entire team (up to 6 team members) –  worth USD 1,800
  • 1 day of our academy room to host your own workshop – worth USD 1,000
  • 1 seats in our Growth Hacking Workshop – worth USD 1,000
  • 3 hours of one-on-one hands on growth hacking for your startup with a Senior Growth Hacker – worth USD 600

Prize 3 – Audience Award – worth USD 6,400

  • Two weeks of free desk space at our coworking location in SOMA/Embarcadero for the entire team (up to 6 team members) – worth USD 1,800
  • 1 day of our academy room to host your own workshop – worth USD 1,000
  • 1 seats in our Growth Hacking Workshop – worth USD 1,000
  • 3 hours of one-on-one hands on growth hacking for your startup with a Senior Growth Hacker – worth USD 600
Squire Patton Bogg

Prize 1-3: Three hours of legal advice each

CITRIS Foundry
  • Co-working space access for 3 weeks here at UC Berkeley CITRIS Foundry Offices
  • Access to CITRIS events during that time frame
  • Introductions to relevant campus contacts, local accelerators, etc.

Requirements

  • Less than 10 years in business
  • German company with subsidiary in the US or US company founded by a German
  • Successful can mean: name recognition, external funding, market success, substantial revenues, innovative/technology background
  • Application deadline June 30th, 2019

The jury will consider all entries and select the most promising applicants to demo at the award event.

The Startup of the Year as well as the Newcomer Award will be chosen by the jury and the Audience Award will be determined by the event attendees in real time.