With prize money totalling EUR 60,000, the GRÜNDERPREIS NRW is one of Germany's most lucrative awards for innovative and successful founders, successors and freelancers.

  • Foto Wall 11. Gründerpreis NRW 2022

    2022 Nominees

    The finalists for this year's GRÜNDERPREIS NRW have been decided: these ten entrepreneurs can now dream of winning a cash prize of 60,000 euros!

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  • Hosts at the Gründerpreis NRW 2021


    The GRÜNDERPREIS NRW is one of Germany's most lucrative competitions for young companies and freelance professionals in the fields of trade, industry and services. The entry period for the eleventh GRÜNDERPREIS NRW 2022 is over.

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  • Thomas Hagedorn and Christian Hülsewig of Schüttflix with minister Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart and Eckhard Forst, CEO of the NRW.BANK


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  • Christian Hülsewig of Schüttflix holds the GRÜNDERPREIS NRW

    Gütersloh-based business Schüttflix wins the tenth GRÜNDERPREIS NRW award

    Together with NRW.BANK, the federal ministry responsible for economics and digitalisation has awarded a total prize fund of 60,000 euro to winners from Gütersloh, Düsseldorf and Bad Honnef. 

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  • Jury Meeting Gründerpreis NRW 2022


    Looking forward to the agony of choice: An eight-member jury chaired by Professor Christine Volkmann, holder of the chair in Business Creation and Economic Development at the University of Wuppertal, sifts through all the submissions, decides on ten nominees and determines the winners of the 2022 GRÜNDERPREIS NRW.

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