The Make It Lean Contest supports and awards innovative startup ideas that are implemented according to the Lean Method.
The total grant is in €15,000.
The prizes will be awarded to the first, second, and third place winners from the contest. In addition, two special prizes will be awarded for the category “Best Lean Startup” and “Siemens Prize(AR/VR in Industrial Application).”.
Young startups with an academic background that implemented their startup idea according to the Lean Method or that are planning to implement it. Startups in the pre-startup phase and businesses up to one year after founding are permitted. Startups in the following categories are welcome to apply: #Social, #Hardware & #Software.
Questions & Answers
You may be in the pre-startup phase or you may have already established your startup – both are ok.
In order to participate in the contest, the startup may not be older than one year.
Yes! We value the following points:
- Problem-Solution Fit
- Hypotheses Testing
- Minimum Viable Product
- Iterative procedure
- Build Measure Learn
- Business Model (Lean Canvas/Business Model Canvas)