A total of 26 teams were selected and nominated in advance. Already a huge success: An unbelievable eight (!) student teams from the Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences have made it to the finals. Interested parties can watch and cheer along online or at the public viewing at the HFT.
The Start-up BW Academic Seed Accelerator Program (ASAP BW for short) is a state-wide competition for the best start-up ideas from all Baden-Württemberg universities. It aims to motivate students to advance and implement the creative ideas they develop during their studies into business models. A total of more than 100 teams from 25 universities and colleges are taking part in the program. Twenty-six of them have made it to the finals and will be allowed to present themselves on a large virtual stage on Wednesday, July 20. The task is to convince the jury of the merits of the team's idea in 90 seconds. There are prizes to be won in different categories and up to 1000€.
This time, the HFT Stuttgart sensationally represents the largest share of teams. With eight teams, almost every third team in the final comes from the HFT. This shows the high start-up potential hidden within the university and how well it is now succeeding in raising this. So far, the teams have been supported by the university's own PLAN G start-up center. Most of the teams come from this year's cohort of the start-up format "STARTPLAN - In eight weeks to a start-up."
5percent: Sally Köhler and Sarina Hötzel: We help municipalities to increase the renovation rate by creating ready-to-ship energy checklists with understandable renovation options for owners.
aesthaJoana Scheppe and Lorena Käppeler: We make sure that your home feels exactly like it - with sleek household products made of natural materials that fit into any living concept.
allnewfaces: Samuel Trefz, Lukas Stoll and Cedrik Venier: We help Generation Z find acquaintances and like-minded people by connecting a group of people with the same interests via a digital platform in which spontaneity, individuality and fun are at the forefront.
Building material sharing: Julian Heid and Stefan Kleppe: We help craftsmen avoid the wasteful disposal or unnecessary storage of leftover building materials by quickly and easily purchasing, processing and offering other craftsmen and private individuals the opportunity to buy building materials that are no longer used, both physically and digitally, using a standardized purchasing process.
Clearmind: Doreen Falke, Paul Sharp, Severin Stifel: We help students to study in a relaxed, meaningful and successful way by strengthening their resilience and giving them individual access to their mindfulness.
hey belly: Floriane Arnold: With small boxes focusing on the topics of Selfcare and Pregnancy Empowerment, we ensure that pregnancy actually becomes one of the most beautiful phases in life.
LEVELUPGroup: Nicolaj Cinciala: We help parking garage operators to remain relevant in times of mobility transformation by giving them access to urban-air mobility.
rent!: We connect people who want to rent and rent fashion for special occasions through a digital platform.
Past award winners have included HFT startups establi, improveMID, Print-to-Scan and Walking Buddies. For all teams, participation was associated with great added value on the way to a successful startup.
To cheer on the HFT startups in this year's finals, the PLAN G team is organizing a public viewing. All interested parties are welcome to drop by. Cool drinks will be provided.
Public Viewing | Final ASAP BW
Where: Building 5 | first floor (just follow the signs)
When: Wednesday, 20.07.2022 | 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
If you would like to watch the final in front of your own screen and vote for the HFT teams in the public voting, you can register here.