1st Porsche Innovation Contest
As you know better than most other people, Blockchain is a strong technology that has the potential to disrupt many markets. While many applications of Blockchain are for financial services, more and more sectors are influenced. Porsche has a long tradition in combining cutting-edge technology and extraordinary design to build the best sports-cars possible.
To do so, Porsche has to combine excellent car development with modern production technology, fast logistics with convincing sales processes, and attractive financial services with interesting events. In such a complex environment, many applications of the Blockchain technology are possible.
We are curious which blockchain applications YOU have in mind.
You can win attractive prizes:
- A pilot project with Porsche
- An attractive total prize money of 25.000 Euro
- A 3-month participation at SpinLab – The HHL Accelerator to grow your business in Germany, the leading automotive nation on earth, including coaching, office space and a great network
- Media attention
What is the process?
Interested startups should apply with a pitch deck via the online platform F6S until May 15th, 2017 23:59 Central European Time. Selected finalists will be invited to pitch personally in front of a strong jury.
Why Porsche is doing this?
Porsche is open-minded and acknowledges that many young companies have interesting ideas that will help us build the best sports-car possible. Through the Porsche Innovation Contest we are searching for future cooperation partners and suppliers that provide valuable products and services to us. We do not want to get an equity share on those partners, but a strong collaborative relationship.
What is SpinLab – The HHL Accelerator?
SpinLab – The HHL Accelerator supports innovative founding projects to start doing business in Germany and grow. In addition to intensive coaching and mentoring from various experts, startups will benefit from numerous contacts to investors, established companies and other founders. They can use a co-working office with state-of-the art equipment on the premises of Spinnerei, an old cotton mill now serving as a center for creativity, and will gain access to various technologies offered by partners. SpinLab is located in Leipzig, where Porsche manufactures more than two thirds of all cars. Please find all information about the SpinLab offers here.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us:
You are more than welcome! International startups benefit from a perfect landing platform in Germany and the EU when they participate in the SpinLab program. Besides lingual and cultural aspects, SpinLab will help you to deal with all the legislative issues and VISA stuff.
With Porsche and SpinLab you get a perfect starting point to enter the German automotive and manufacturing markets. Leipzig is a dynamic, international city with factories of Porsche and BMW as well as the Volkswagen Group closeby.
Till 15th of May 2017 we're collecting applications. In June, we'll invite selected finalists to pitch in Leipzig or Stuttgart (or via Skype). The program and pilot applications can start whenever it fits your schedule, preferably in August, 2017.
Luckily, we're quite flexible to offer the 3-month program at any time it fits your schedule in 2017.
This 1st Porsche Innovation Contest is a startup competition including a price money and a scholarship for the SpinLab program. Neither Porsche nor SpinLab will receive an equity share or charge you any further costs.
Your ideas, technologies and company will stay yours. Porsche is interested to identify and nurture future suppliers and cooperation partners. We will not claim any right of ownership to your ideas, technology or services. Your company stays independent.