Contest For World’s Most Innovative Start-ups
The CODE_n contest launched by GFT Technologies AG.The code_n( award) is designed to honour the company with the most outstanding and innovative web and IT business idea on the topic of Shaping Mobile Life.
Submit Your Startup:
Start-ups with creative IT-based solutions have until 30 November 2011 to submit their applications for one of the 50 places on a special CeBIT in 2012 stand.
The winner of the CODE_n12 contest receives a €25,000 award and two years of coaching by leading managers of the partner companies. The top ranked UK business will have its travel costs sponsored by GFT UK.An online application form is available at www.code-n.de/en.
The aim of CODE-n is to seek out and promote the world’s most innovative start-ups involved in the development of new business models for the internet or mobile devices. In addition to showcasing the pioneering spirit of these entrepreneurs, CODE_n also plans to demonstrate how much our private and business lives are already shaped by IT innovations.
The Strategic Partners of CODE_n are Deutsche Messe, Ernst & Young (German member firms), Fujitsu Technology Solutions and the German ICT sector association BITKOM.
50 Entrepreneurs Would Be Chosen:
The final selection of the 50 entrepreneurs chosen to present their solutions at the CeBIT, and the ultimate winner of the CODE_n12 Award, will be decided by a jury of renowned IT specialists, top managers and lateral thinkers. The jurors include Prof. Peter Weibel, head of the ZKM, and XING founder Lars Hinrichs. A British juror is expected to be announced shortly.
With its extensive technological knowledge, Fujitsu Technology Solutions will play a vital role in assessing and shortlisting the submitted solutions. The involvement of Deutsche Messe as one of the CODE_n Strategic Partners underlines CeBIT’s status as a leading global ICT event. As part of the CODE_n initiative, Ernst & Young will be helping promising web and IT start-ups to fine tune their business models.