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The goal of Leipzig Founder's Night is to award innovative ideas and growth-oriented startup business within the region of Leipzig. The target group of our competition includes students, scientists, entrepreneurs and businesses.

The entrepreneurship initiative SMILE of the International SEPT Competence Center is pleased to invite you to the Leipzig Founders' Night ideas competition on 15th of November 2021. Take part in the competition and secure your chance for feedback and prize money!

Your benefit:

  • The 6 best ideas will receive a professionally created pitch video
  • The best 6 ideas will pitch live during the Leipzig Founder's Night
  • Prize: audience award, endowed with 3,000 €
  • Additional chance: participation in the Virtual Company Creation Challenge of the European Arqus project, Prize: Scholarship for visiting a European business incubator


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Leipzig University’s start-up initiative SMILE is a program to support entrepreneurship, start-ups and spin-off companies at regional, national and international level. The SMILE entrepreneurship promotion focuses on research and knowledge-intensive businesses in the fields of biotechnology, healthcare and technology, but also on culture and creative industries, communication, sustainability and social issues. Learn more about SMILE.