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WHAT'S DIFFERENT HERE?

The EY PUBLIC VALUE AWARD FOR START-UPs 2018 is not just about having a solid business plan for your startup or a cutting-edge product. It is also not solely dependent on if (or when) your start-up makes a profit and/or how measurable it is.

The focus of this award is the social benefit, and thus the public welfare contribution that arises from your business model, your product, or your service. This can happen in very different ways. No matter what industry you belong to, no matter what your purpose. Public value is not just created in Social Entrepreneurship, but also in companies that are profit and competition oriented.

Participation in the award is also interesting for you and your start-up. After all, your contribution to society through your products or services essentially determines how your start-up is perceived and recognized by the public. Through this change of perspective, you may discover values ​​in your start-up that you were not aware of before, but that should also be emphasized.

Learn more about the details of the award, your application, the terms and conditions, prizes and the jury below.

Your Path to the Award

  1. Applications accepted until 23 July 2018

Does your start-up create added value for society? Then apply online now by filling out the complete application form.

Look beforehand at what public value means. Understanding this is helpful for your application.

  1. Finalists Selection by 5 September 2018

From all applications, the jury will select a maximum of seven finalists who will then be informed and invited to the award ceremony. Other selected start-ups will have the opportunity to present themselves and network on site.

 

  1. Videoclip

Prior to the award, each team of finalists needs to create a 30-second video that compactly presents their start-up.

 

  1. The award ceremony

11. Oktober 2018, 7 pm
Kongresshalle at Zoo Leipzig
Pfaffendorfer Straße 31
Germany

 

All finalists present the contribution of their start-up to the common good in a short pitch. It is important to convince both the jury members and the audience of your importance to society. Immediately afterwards, the jury selects three award winners based on a systematic evaluation process (Public Value Scorecard). Additionally, the audience awards another prize. Each guest will have the opportunity to vote for his personal favorite.

Prizes

The EY PUBLIC VALUE AWARD FOR START-UPs offers the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for new perspectives and point of views. You can discover new potential that will help you further develop your start-up. For that reason alone, participation in itself is a win!

1st Prize
EY-Growth-Navigator™-Session
(Value: 5.000 EUR)


EY-Growth-Navigator ™ is an analytical approach that goes beyond typical growth strategies. It shows the decisive factors influencing the company’s success and accelerated growth. This interactive approach will allow you to evaluate your start-up, gain valuable momentum from leading practices, and identify strategic priorities for future growth.

 

Duration: from two hours to max. one day

2nd Prize
Individual Coaching-Session
(Value: 3.000 EUR)


As part of an individual workshop, our experts will give you the right answers to important questions. Whether it is strategic, tax, business, legal or financial matters, we can help jump-start your start-up.

 

 

 

 

 

The contents of the workshop will be coordinated in advance.

3th Prize
Individual Coaching-Session
(Value: 2.000 EUR)


As part of an individual workshop, our experts will give you the right answers to important questions. Whether it is strategic, tax, business, legal or financial matters, we can help jump-start your start-up.

 

 

 

 

 

The contents of the workshop will be coordinated in advance.

 

Audience Award: Experience weekend Leipzig
(Prize donor: City of Leipzig, Value: 500 EUR)

Enjoy a weekend in Leipzig, according to your wishes and interests.

Impressions

The Trophy

The unique trophy consists of solid concrete and precious metal that symbolizes the interaction between the public-value orientation of the start-up and society. In 2016, three graduates of the renowned Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle / Saale – Matthias Zänsler, Oliver Reinecke and Michael Krenz- designed the trophy, and have handcrafted it ever since.

The foot of the narrow trophy is round – it stands for the big picture, the circle of society. Towards the top, it changes shape into the Pentagon and becomes the reflection of the pentagonal Public Value Scorecard. The inside of the trophy is hollowed out; here the change of form continues, and playfully refers to the correlation between the company and the five values ​​of the scorecard. The top of the trophy has a round opening, which in turn gradually turns into a pentagon at the foot. The bottom forms a disc of metal (or in the case of the audience award: wood), in which the five public value dimensions: fulfillment, morality, quality of life, cohesion, and profitability are engraved, as a foundation of success for the winning start-ups.