The season 21/22 of the German Startup Cup is about to start - call for startup applications in all categories!

Forward-looking startups, which are build up by inspiring founders are an important pillar of the innovative strength of our economy. Startups can be the driving force for progress, especially in times of change such as the current Corona crisis.

The non-profit organization GFFT is organizing the German Startup Cup in order to put promising startups, their technologies, products and founding teams into the spotlight. As well, we aim to support them in their networking activities and match them with decision-makers. The participating startups will have the opportunity to present their business cases to a specialist audience and to convince the onlookers of their innovations. Well-known companies participate in the events as co-organizers and sponsors and support the startups with know-how and, at best, business collaboration.


Application requirements for startups:

The business is based on an innovative product or platform

Foundation after 1.1.2016

Focus in one of the cup categories:

  • Cybersecurity
  • FinTech
  • Industry 4.0
  • Logistics
  • Organizational Intelligence

The number of participants is limited to 16 startups per cup category.


Benefits for startups:

Networking with a specialist audience of large technology users and other startups in the industry

Stand at the startup fair of the final event

 Free profile in GFFT Tech-Database

The winner will receive a physical cup

Digital winner or finalist badge for the website or other marketing materials


How to participate:

Visit our website and follow the instructions mentioned there. 


Submission deadline: September 1st, 2021