Idea Challenge

Present. Persuade. Start The place to fund your ideas.

The Challenge

Our IDEA Challenge is a great place for future entrepreneurs to start realizing their ideas.

Chosen entrepreneurs or startups will get the chance to pitch their idea for a limited amount of time in front of a chosen jury and the EBSpreneurship crowd consisting of many renowned investors, financiers, venture capitalists and other entrepreneurs.

The jury members, which are carefully picked by us, will not only provide the presenters with constructive feedback and suggestions on where to improve, but will also award points from a scale of zero to ten.


The jury will consist of five handpicked and renowned entrepreneurs and investors. Each member has years of experience in the entrepreneurial scene and is either investing into ventures or started one himself too.


Eight startups will get the chance to pitch their idea in front of the jury and the EBSpreneurship crowd. Every single one will go through a rigorous preselection process and only the best ones will get the opportunity to pitch.


Each participant will have five minutes to present the idea, persuade the audience and state the future plans of the venture. The next five minutes the jury and the audience will have time to ask important questions and give feedback.

Prizes of 2014

One of our goals is to provide a platform for early-stage founders to lift off.
The IDEA Challenge will help you to receive feedback, multiplicators, non-binding start capital, and other important and helpful tools, which will be a big assistance
on the way to success.


Rouven Dresselhaus invested 10,000€ in the winner – the catch: you decide for how much equity!


In order to start your own business, you will need some start capital. We provided a cash price of 5,000€ for our winner.

Plug & Play Accelerator

The last winner got lifted to the final pitch of the Axel Springer Plug & Play pitch days.

Berlin Trip with Axel Springer

Axel Springer invited the three winning Teams on an exciting trip through Germany’s capital.

Legal Advice

Osborne & Clarke helped the winner with the first steps on realizing the idea.


Last years winner got the chance to stay in a St. Oberholz Appartement in Berlin for two days!