R+T Innovation Award – Twice!

This week we won the R+T Innovation Award twice with RaffSun!
Why is that so important for us?

Of course, it is crucial to generate attention for us and our product in the industry. And we have definitely achieved that this week.
But for us personally, another aspect is just as important:

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We are in the Rheinischen Post!

“They are young, ambitious, independent and want to make the world a little better, make it more sustainable. We are not talking about Fridays for Future activists, but about Morris Haid (18) and Florian Legermann (19). The two Ratingers, who have had a general enthusiasm for science since their school days, want to bring more sustainability into everyday life.

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McDermott Startup Night in Düsseldorf

On August 28th we were invited to the McDermott Startup Night in Düsseldorf. On this evening McDermott Will & Emery organized an event under the motto “How to Start-Up” together with the STARTPLATZ. The reason to celebrate? McDermott Will & Emery has recently joined STARTPLATZ as a new partner and is ready to assist young entrepreneurs in legal matters.

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Pitch Training

Again and again we are confronted with the situation that we are asked to present our idea in the form of a pitch and each time we prepare ourselves for such a presentation. Of course, we always give each other feedback and tips, because this is the only way we can improve.

Providing mutual feedback is important and we will never stop giving it, but we still take it as a change of perspective when we suddenly get the chance to take part in a professional pitch training course organised exclusively for us.

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Tokyo 2019

Tokyo 2019 – After one year it was finally time for us to redeem our prize from the changes.Award 2018. As a winning team we went to the capital of Japan, Tokyo.

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Award ceremony changes.Award 2019

After the beautiful final of the changes.AWARD there was of course also the award ceremony. Not only all the others were curious who had taken the first three places, but of course we as well, because we could not decide the final result of the jury. On Sunday the park festival Cromfort started at 11am and the 12 teams had the chance to present their ideas as attractive as possible for the visitors. The effort was not only for the beautiful design of the park festival, but also for a prize, the spectator prize, which was rewarded with tickets for the Mitsubishi Electric hall.

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Startupteens Finale Berlin

Our trip to Berlin is over and now we have time to report. On Friday, June 28, 2019 we were invited to the Startupteens Finale in Berlin. The Startupteens competition is a nationwide known business plan competition, where students between 14 and 19 years have the chance to implement their own ideas and get closer to Entrepreneurship.

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Grand Finale changes.AWARD 2019

On 27 June 2019, the time had come again for the participants of the changes.award to present their ideas at the grand finale. This time we were not there as participants, but were invited to sit in the jury to give them our impressions.

The submitted business plans had interesting solutions under the topic Society 5.0 and were presented in a very good way.

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Internal Demo Day – STARTPLATZ Accelerator programme

On May 6th the Internal Demo Day took place in Cologne, Germany. All Start-ups of Batches 18 took part. So we were also there and were allowed to present our development of the last three months (Phase 1) as one of the 16 start-ups. Everybody did a lot and we got to know many new things.

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Kick-off-Event: STARTPLATZ

The kick-off event of the STARTPLATZ Accelerator Program took place on February 5th and 6th in Cologne. On the first day the event started with an introduction and welcome, where we were informed about the next steps and the program of these two days. Afterwards we got together in a typical “Speed-dating” position and got to know the other start-ups. The routine of exchange and writing a One Sentence Pitch for the other start-up was always the same. Obviously we had a little advantage, because of our manpower. Besides we got to know many very interesting ideas and were surprised about the know-how of the others.

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