The start2grow prize competition is offering support in founding your own business. Besides cash prizes, the initiative is hosting a couple of founding related events, mostly without entrance fees – however, in Dortmund. Moreover, they have an elaborated coaching concept with over 600 experts who might function as mentors. Contact support is offered by a close Online platform for registered participants and experts. As it is a German initiative, events and support are in German.
More information is available here: www.start2grow.de
Another initiative which allocates seed capital is the Grants4Apps initiative initiated by Bayer HealthCare. Its focus is on software solutions which improve health outcomes or pharmaceutical processes. To take part in the competition, you have to submit an innovative app idea until 30th June, 2013.
More information is available here: www.grants4apps.com
Information about on-site consulting and support for employees of the University of Göttingen and Göttingen research institutes who think about starting an own business are provided by the Technology Transfer Office of the University and its subunit Start-Up Consultancy Service.