STARTUP AWARD

DUS Highflyer

WIN 50.000 € + Office-Space

April 11th - 15th 2016

Airport Düsseldorf #DUS, Germany

APPLY NOW!

The application deadline is March 1!

DUS Highflyer Startup Award is looking for startups which market innovative technology-based, technology-enabled products and services to end customers, passengers and visitors @ Düsseldorf Airport. Fresh new ideas are expected to help enrich the customer expierence at German 3rd largest international airport in the future - whether take-off, stop or departure.

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Add to My Calendar 2016-01-06 12:00:00 2016-03-01 18:00:00 Europe/Berlin Application period/deadline DUS Highflyer DUS Highflyer Startup Award is looking for startups which market innovative technology-based, technology-enabled products and services to end customers.  Duesseldorf, Germany DUS Highflyer Award Team

WHAT STARTUPS CAN EXPECT

Besides 50K Euro + 1 Year Office-Space for the Winner Team, all Semi-Finalists Startups can benefit from:
A New Award Concept

Costumer development and promotion: During the five-day award in Düsseldorf Airport Terminal, six selected startups will be putting their products, service concepts to test in 'hundreds' of one-to-one conversations!

Real Feedback Channel

Contact with potential customers - passengers and visitors, and the opportunity to gain costumer feedback with the help of survey tools. Best environment for Steve Blank's mantra: "Get out of the building!"

Free Media & Promotion

Six semi-finalist startup teams will receive free media placements (worth a four-digit eruo amount) over the five day of the awards, as well as the loan of a mobile branded promotion trolley.

Public Voting & Judges

Face-to-face conversations with passengers and visitors will encourage these to cast their vote. Three favourite startups will qualify for the final round. The final Jury will determine the winning startup.

SCHEDULE 2016

Start Application Period

Application material: Onepager + Pitchdeck

Jan 6 - 12:00 AM

Application Period

Applicants get feedback and further information

55 DAYS

End Application Period

Jury starts to work

March 1 - 23:59 PM

Final Jury Meeting

Decision of the jury

March 8

Announcement of the 6 Semi-Finalists

March 14

Airplane-Trolley Branding Preparation

Semi-Finalist send their branding files

March 17

Out-Of-Home Media Spots Preparation

Semi-Finalist with media spots send their files

March 23

DUS Highflyer Opening Ceremony

Start times to be confirmed

April 11 - 10:00 AM

Semi-Final

The Semi-Finalist competion starts

April 11 - 10:30 AM

5-Day-Promotion in Airport Terminal

Face-to-face conversations with passengers and visitors

Start public voting

End Public Voting

Voting detemines which 3 Startups make it through to the final

April 15 - 03:00 PM

Final

Final decision of the jury which team is the winner startup

April 15 - 6:00 PM

DUS Highflyer Award End Ceremony

DUS Highflyer Award 2016 winners will be announced

Get-together

DJ & Drinks Airport Düsseldorf Terminal

April 15 - End 10:00 PM

Promotion Teams start

10:00 AM

Break

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12:00 AM

Team Meeting

All Startups come together

01:00 PM

Team Tour Meeting

Tour and Gate Switching

02:00 AM

Promotion End

05:00 PM

WHAT WE EXPECT FROM STARTUPS

DUS Highflyer Startup Award is looking for startups which market innovative technology-based, technology-enabled products and services to end customers (B2C), passengers and visitors @ Düsseldorf Airport. Fresh new ideas with a strong USP from the world of startups are expected to help enrich the customer expierence at the airport. Products and services with an attractive market and a good market fit to Düsseldorf Airport Campus are ideal candidates.
STARTUPS IN THESE CATEGORIES CAN APPLY:
Mobility/key focus: air transport

Mobility is a megatrend. More and more people are using the aircraft to start on vacation or do business successfully. Air transport is constantly changing. Innovative B2C solutions and concepts are always in demand.

Airport media/ digital media/ apps

Digital Out-of-Home Media located at the contact points of the airport. 60,000 passengers and many visitors per day. Cross-media, situation-dependent passenger information, new digital formats are becoming increasingly important.

Airport and travel-related operations, incl. parking

Before the passenger goes into an airplane, he passes through various stations at the airport. New ideas can help to make the processes and the service for the passengers here even more efficiently.

Retail, MICE and food & beverage concepts

Passengers and visitors can expect from the airport varied shopping and dining facilities and a wide range of services. Wanted: Consumer-centric products that support the industry mix of retail, catering, meetings and conferences.

WHAT PEOPLE SAYS

Read what people from the german startup landscape say!

OUR JURY

Bettina Spönemann

Bettina Spönemann

Airport Düsseldorf
Pia M Klauck

Pia M. Klauck

Airport Düsseldorf
Stefan Beitelsmann

Stefan Beitelsmann

Airport Düsseldorf
Ulrich Topp

Ulrich Topp

Airport Düsseldorf
Andre Boschem

Andre Boschem

City of Düsseldorf
Ferdinand Nett

Ferdinand Nett

City of Düsseldorf
Fabio Ziemssen

Fabio Ziemssen

StartupDorf e.V.
Hanns Tappen

Hanns Tappen

StartupDorf e.V.
Frequently Asked Questions
50K Euro & 1 Year Office Space - Any Obligations?

We do not take an equity stake. Zero-Equity. 50.000 Euro, Office Space and perks like airport media, network and community for the winner team makes DUS Highflyer Award real unique.

Tech-based, tech-enabled?

All startups are not certainly based on a technology. Depending upon the industry and business model there are differences in the usage of technology. But all applying startups should be tech-enabled for economic reasons. Tech/Software is one driver in the value chain.

DUS Highflyer Award and "Get out of the building"?

DUS Highflyer is different to other awards in the way that we do not let the startups pitch to a VC-Jury, or let them judge their business plan by experts. Customer feedback, public voting are key elements and helps both, the jury and startup team to find the right decision.

Free digital advertising during the award week?

To support the promotion during the Award-Week we offer to all Semi-Finalists free of charge digital media advertising at the airport. Media booking, data collection and testing needs time. For this reason we need all working data from the Semi-Finalists as soon as possible, at least on April 4. Please note: We do not assume the cost of media creation (production motion picture spots, film, etc).

5-Day Award/Competition - Accommodation?

We help our semi-finalists with accomodation and evening programm during the Startup-Week in Düsseldorf. DUS Highflyer is a main event during the Startup-Week (April 11 - 17) in Düsseldorf.

B2C - Business to Consumer?

DUS Highflyer Award is open to startups, which market innovative products and services to end customers (B2C). In average 60.000 passengers a day and many visitors reach the Airport Campus. A huge market potential for business cases with a strong USP for end costumers.

Application Material, Details on Application Process?

We need your Onepager (Download: Form) and your Pitchdeck till March 1. For application upload and registration please use our Upload: Form . More details here dushighflyer.startupdorf.de. Please note: We provide this details in german language

A branded promotion trolley during the award week?

To support the promotion during the Award-Week we offer to all Semi-Finalists free of charge a 50% branded airplane trolley. Trolley renting, brand design files collecting, printing and handling needs time. For this reason we need all artwork data from the Semi-Finalists as soon as possible, at least on March 18. Please note: Generate your file in CMYK, 200 - 300 dpi. Fonts in paths / vectors. To get an idea from trolley and branding space, please watch the image.

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ADDRESS

Flughafen Düsseldorf GmbH
Flughafenstraße 105
40474 Düsseldorf
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CONTACT

Award Coordinator
Hanns Tappen
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+49. 211.176 072 93

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