Entrepreneur and online pioneer Dr. Lorenz Gräf successfully founded two companies before establishing the start-up incubator STARTPLATZ with branches in Cologne and Düsseldorf in 2012. More info
Parallel to the community voting, a jury of experts examines the nominations (weighting: 50:50). Degree of innovation/originality, market/sales potential, competitive environment and team qualifications are evaluated. We are grateful that so many digitization, start-up and investment experts will support us again in 2023. You can find out about this years jury here.
Andre Boschem is currently managing director of the Essen Economic Development Agency (EWG mbH) and has also dedicated himself to promoting the economy in other areas of his career – for instance as head of the Startup Unit of the city of Düsseldorf, as a board member of the Digital Campus Zollverein e.V., as member of the supervisory board of the ruhrHUB as well as in his role as a member of the founding advisory board of the digihub Düsseldorf/Rheinland More info