Thanks for joining the 2021 OOTB.NRW Award!

The OOTB.NRW Award is a part of

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The Out Of The Box Award

Which digital start-ups in North Rhine-Westphalia are breaking the boundaries when it comes to creativity and innovation? Finding those changemakers is what the “OUT OF THE BOX.NRW” competition is all about.

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Out of all nominated start-ups from the region, the jury and the community vote selected twelve finalists who competed before a jury for the pitch final. During the pitch final, the online audience present also voted for their favorite start-up to help determine the final winner.

The jury of the OUT OF THE BOX.NRW Award included:

  • Dr. Andreas Pinkwart, Minister für Wirtschaft, Innovation, Digitalisierung und Energie, Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen
  • Michael Stölting, Vorstandsmitglied, NRW.BANK
  • Gesa Miczaika, Founding Partner Auxxo Fund Management
  • Daria Saharova, Venture Capital Investor, Co-Founder 1E9
  • Mathias Ockenfels, General Partner, Marketplaces and Consumer, Speedinvest
  • Johannes Velling, Deputy Head of Department, Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Innovation, Digitalisierung und Energie, Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen

Thanks to everyone who helped contribute to this awesome award show.
We hope to see you all next year at the Out of the Box.NRW Award 2022

This Was 2021