Impact Competition

Get in the Ring Berlin – Impact


Get in the Ring Berlin - Impact aims at identifying the best Impact startups from Germany to test, scale and prove their solutions with investors, corporates and governments. We’re looking for the most promising solutions that are able to shape our future and help solve 21st century challenges.

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Application deadline: 09 Nov 2020
Event date: 19 Nov 2020
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Initiative of

Our champion jury members

Aline Vedder

Investment Manager Ananda Impact Ventures

Julia Hitzbleck

Head of LifeHub Berlin Bayer

Erwin Stahl

General Partner BonVenture Management GmbH

Our selection jury

Katja Filippenko

CEO Saatgutkonfetti

Laura Guarino Conde

Product Manager Volkswagen AG

Bert de Wilde

Alternate Head of Economic Affairs Dutch Embassy in Germany

Suhail Bhat

Product Manager Digital:Lab Volkswagen AG

Regina Schmidt

Head of Innovation Projects - Accelerator WFP

Olaf ten Duis

Senior manager group Innovation I partnerships & acceleration E.ON Innovation

Lydia Kos-Hogendoorn

Startup Liaison Dutch Embassy in Germany

Lena Heinrich

Managing Director Isle Utilities

Afra Müller

Project Manager Social Entrepreneurship Network Germany

Bernd Klosterkemper

Partner Ananda Impact Ventures

Gonzalo Gonzales Essenwanger

Business Innovation Manager Helm AG

Joost Waeterloos

Senior Leader - Corporate Tech Scouting The Dow Chemical Company

Stefanie Horn

IT-Consultant & Business Developer Smart City Fujitsu

Sira Saccani

Director Sustainable Production Systems EIT Climate-KIC

Luis Sperr

Senior Investment Manager & Business Creation Manager InnoEnergy

Jan IJspeert

CEO BAE Batterien GmbH

Fridtjof Gustavs

Founder MotionLab.Berlin

Bruno Meireles de Sousa

Venture Partner Cargill

Alexander Piutti

Founder and CEO SPRK.global

How you benefit

STIMULATING BORDERLESS INNOVATION

Stamping its passport at five leading European impact cities with six events, the Impact Competition aims to unearth the most promising impact startups and innovations. Selected startups gain invaluable access to the experts in the Get in the Ring and Impact Fest 2020 network. Sometimes, one meeting is all it takes to foster a game-changing collaboration! 

GLOBAL EXPOSURE FOR YOUR STARTUP

Applicants have the chance to test and prove their solutions with partners and be recognized as a leading impact startup on an international stage. Winning solutions will be displayed on our website and communicated across our marketing channels to our global network of investors, corporates and governments.

DOING GOOD BY DOING BUSINESS

We focus is on solutions that contribute to solving global challenges in Food, Water and Energy – on a social and humanitarian level – to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The key to accelerating these solutions lies in exposing them to partnership and collaboration opportunities with local and national governments, corporates and NGOs.

Get in the Ring Berlin is part of Impact Competition

How can we meet the growing needs within the limited means of our planet without leaving anyone behind? Impact Competition aims to answer this by putting a spotlight on impact startups to prove their solutions, scale them globally in leading impact cities and strengthen the global impact ecosystem.

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  • Food
  • Water
  • Energy

At the Global Meetup 2021…

UNUSUAL SUSPECTS CONVERGE IN A TRUE MELTING POT

At Global Meetup 2021, you join our curation of elite changemakers from around the globe – from Ouagadougou to Berlin, and Miami to Antananarivo.

COMPETE FOR A € 500,000 CONVERTIBLE LOAN

Selection round winners earn a fully-sponsored ticket to attend the Impact Finals in The Hague in March/April 2021, where they will compete to win a €500K convertible loan.

… AND A FREE RIDE TO THE GLOBAL MEETUP 2021

Impact Competition champions earn a fully-sponsored ticket to the Global Meetup 2021, where they will join 600 of our best and brightest from the Global Network.

Get in the Ring Global Meetup

The Global Meetup is the final of the Global Startup Competition of Get in the Ring. In the past, the event has been hosted in cities such as Medellin to Berlin and from Cascais to Singapore. This year, Global Meetup will be held digitally.

“After winning the Global Meetup 2017, we got investors’ attention and gained the recognition we needed to close a $3m fund. Being part of the Get in the Ring community has been hugely beneficial for us.”

JULIA VELDHUIJZEN VAN ZANTEN – LIFESENSE GROUP

Get in the Ring Impact Competition is initiated by ImpactCity and Unknown Group. Both organizations align on a shared ambition of growing impact entrepreneurship across Europe and strengthen the global impact ecosystem. 

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