Award Winners 2019
All Contestants 2019

Producer: Samson Schneidermann | Direction: Shai Hoffmann | Sound: Kadent

Vision

The Make It Lean Contest supports and awards innovative startup ideas that are implemented according to the Lean Method.

Prize money

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).”.

Target audience

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.

And the winner is …

Award winners 2019

1st Place // Cabin Experience

Come into the wild and focus on what truly matters. We offer an immersion in nature through design. Whether as a traveller, a co-owner or a host: be part of our community and own your cabin experience!

Team: Javier Sanjurjo, Charles-Louis Melchior

Prize money: 5.000 €

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2nd Place // Hülsenreich

Hülsenreich produziert und vertreibt geröstete Kichererbsen zum Knabbern und fördert damit nicht nur eine vollwertige Ernährung sondern auch eine nachhaltigere Landwirtschaft.

Team: Emilie Wegener, Simon Vogt, Gunnar Schulze

Prize money: 3.000 €

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from left to right: Katarina Havrila (SIB employee), team member Hülsenreich

3rd Place // Connect

„Connect“ ist eine App die Ridesharing und Navigation miteinander verbindet und es somit ermöglicht flexibel, sicher und günstig zu reisen. Der organisatorische Aufwand, wie es bei anderen Apps notwendig ist, fällt dabei weg.

Team: Malte Andree, Johannes Andree, Niklas Bartsch

Prize money: 2.000 €

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Siemens Prize // mixed.world

mixed.world is an offer for efficient mixed reality solutions tailored to your business.

Team: Christoph Holtmann, Robert Meyer, Fabian Quosdorf

Prize money: 2.500 €

from left to right: Sina Landorff (Host), Adrian Grasse (Siemens AG), Team mixed.world

Lean Prize // My Help Buddy

My Help Buddy is an expat community marketplace for personal services.

Team: Aravinth Palaniswamy, Duc Tam Dam, Christina Papke

Prize money: 2.500 €

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from left to right: Arne Meyer-Haake (jury member & Startup Coach at SIB), Team My Help Buddy

All contestants

Make It Lean Contest 2019

Alvego

Kategorie: #Food

Ort: Berlin

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We are a seaweed-based food brand that produces innovative dulse-based products that are sold online or via food retailers. Our products are sustainable, locally produced and 100% organic. In this video, we try to demonstrate to you how we’ve adopted the lean method.

Cabin Experience

Kategorie: #Software

Ort: Berlin

Zum Profil

Come into the wild and focus on what truly matters. We offer an immersion in nature through design. Whether as a traveller, a co-owner or a host: be part of our community and own your cabin experience!

Connect

Kategorie: #Software

Ort: Berlin

Zum Profil

„Connect“ ist eine App die Ridesharing und Navigation miteinander verbindet und es somit ermöglicht flexibel, sicher und günstig zu reisen. Der organisatorische Aufwand, wie es bei anderen Apps notwendig ist, fällt dabei weg.

Cyber Mechanic

Kategorie: #Software

Ort: Berlin

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AR-I is a real-time quality assurance platform for manufacturing industry, using augmented reality technology to monitor and report the quality of a given manufacturing process/product via visual inspection powered by artificial intelligence.

FlashChinese

Kategorie: #Software

Ort: Berlin

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FlashChinese is the most effective, comprehensive, and specialized web application to learn Chinese. The unique system behind FlashChinese will help you to speak, write and read Chinese playfully and effectively.

Grüneo

Kategorie: #Food

Ort: Berlin

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When planting a seed, growing a plant & harvesting the freshest vegetables happens all at your windowsill. The DIY-Indoor gardening kit made for city gardeners to grow 100% organic food with a real taste at home.

Homemade Studio

Kategorie: #Software

Ort: Berlin

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Homemade Studio is a new stylish movement of home sharing, designed for the creative industry. In a nutshell, think of it as an Airbnb of home photo shoot spaces where hosts become ‘Home Studios’ and guests become creatives.

Hülsenreich

Kategorie: #Food

Ort: Halle (Saale)

Zum Profil

Hülsenreich produziert und vertreibt geröstete Kichererbsen zum Knabbern und fördert damit nicht nur eine vollwertige Ernährung sondern auch eine nachhaltigere Landwirtschaft.

KRENU

Kategorie: #Hardware

Ort: Berlin

Zum Profil

Bei KRENU dreht sich alles um Geschirr aus Porzellan. Durch den von uns entwickelten Co-Design Prozess ermöglichen wir unseren Kunden Geschirr für ihren eigenen Betrieb mit zu entwickeln und dies in einer aufwandseffizienten Form.

LION SUPERFOODS

Kategorie: #Food

Ort: Berlin

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„GOOD FOOD fuels GREAT LIFE“

MyHelpBuddy

Kategorie: #Social

Ort: Berlin

Zum Profil

Expat Community Marketplace for Personal Services

Rvolt

Kategorie: #Software

Ort: Berlin

Zum Profil

Play. Save. Earn.

Sensey

Kategorie: #Software

Ort: Berlin

Zum Profil

Sich weiterzubilden wird für das heutige Arbeitsleben immer wichtiger. Sensey aggregiert die weltbesten Lerninhalte und personalisierte Lernpfade. Dabei automatisiert die Plattform die Weiterbildungsprozesse in Unternehmen.

SoliDPS

Kategorie: #Software

Ort: Berlin

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SoliDPS offers a SaaS service for the automatization of the Revenue Management activity for Hotels (go-to-market).

Sustainable Identity

Kategorie: #Social

Ort: Berlin

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SUSTAINABLE IDENTITY is a certification for fashion goods made with respect for the environment, the workers’ rights, and consumers’ health.

VinCura

Kategorie: #Software

Ort: Berlin

Zum Profil

Pflegebedürftige Menschen verdienen eine qualitativ hochwertige Versorgung. VinCura hilft dabei, indem es Pflegeeinrichtungen und ihren Mitarbeitern einen digitalen Assistenten für ihr Qualitätsmangement zur Verfügung stellt.

Yolife

Kategorie: #Software

Ort: Berlin

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Yolife is an app that helps you to live longer in good health and avoid age-related diseases.

Final Ranking

Curious? The winners will be awarded in the celebration on October 10th 2019 at Startup Incubator Berlin. Afterwards the participants are invited for dinner and networking.

Would you like to be part of a great evening with founders and business representatives? Then sign up for the guest list.

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Workshops

Lean Startup Workshop

1st of August 2019, 9am – 12pm

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This workshop provides you with the opportunity to put your lean method to the test. Our coach and passionate Lean advocate Mario Schwery will show you a Lean Journey and discuss relevant steps of your “journey” with you.

Pitch-Video Workshop

6th of August 2019, 9am – 12pm

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At the second workshop you will meet Shai Hoffmann, the crowdfunding series star.

He will coach you on your pitch video concept and give you valuable tips from his practical experience for an optimal communication strategy.

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FAQ

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
  • Agile
  • Iterative procedure
  • Build Measure Learn
  • Business Model (Lean Canvas/Business Model Canvas)

Contact

Elena-Maria König

E: elena-maria.koenig@hwr-berlin.de

T: +49 (0)30 30877-1653

Chadi Hassan

E: chadi.hassan@hwr-berlin.de

T: +49 (0)30 30877-1653

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