Idea Challenge - a pan-European Startup Contest for Tech-Unicorns

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Hi, this Meetup will focus on Idea Challenge - a pan-European startup contest, launched in 2014 in order to support innovation and entrepreneurship in Europe. Last year in total 790 European startups applied in 8 categories. 24 winning teams were awarded 640,000 Euro. Teams receiving this money do not loose any equity.

From May 6th till July 6th, EIT ICT Labs is again looking for the brightest entrepreneurs in Europe. Maren Lesche from the organizers team, will present Idea Challenge and answer all your questions.

If you already want to find out if you should participate at Idea Challenge, please have a look: (

More information about Maren you will find on on LinkedIn:

Stephan Kühr, CEO of 3YourMind (, has been awarded 15k in the Idea Challenge. This fast growing startup has developed a CAD Plugin to Simplify 3D Printing Orders. Stephan will also share share his experiences with Idea Challenge and will provide tipps of how to win the contest.

For those who have missed our first Meetup: At the end I will also replay Kumardev Chatterjee's Video explaining the SME-Instrument and give a brief update about this European Funding Instrument (a Funding of up to 2,5 Mio. Euro).

If you already know that you want to apply for the SME-Instrument, this workshop might be interesting for you: