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.
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!
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!"
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.
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.
Application material: Onepager + PitchdeckJan 6 - 12:00 AM
Applicants get feedback and further information55 DAYS
Jury starts to workMarch 1 - 23:59 PM
Decision of the juryMarch 8
Semi-Finalist send their branding filesMarch 17
Semi-Finalist with media spots send their filesMarch 23
Start times to be confirmedApril 11 - 10:00 AM
The Semi-Finalist competion startsApril 11 - 10:30 AM
Face-to-face conversations with passengers and visitorsStart public voting
Voting detemines which 3 Startups make it through to the finalApril 15 - 03:00 PM
Final decision of the jury which team is the winner startupApril 15 - 6:00 PM
DUS Highflyer Award 2016 winners will be announced
DJ & Drinks Airport Düsseldorf TerminalApril 15 - End 10:00 PM
All Startups come together01:00 PM
Tour and Gate Switching02:00 AM
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bettina SpönemannAirport Düsseldorf
Pia M. KlauckAirport Düsseldorf
Stefan BeitelsmannAirport Düsseldorf
Ulrich ToppAirport Düsseldorf
Andre BoschemCity of Düsseldorf
Ferdinand NettCity of Düsseldorf
Fabio ZiemssenStartupDorf e.V.
Hanns TappenStartupDorf e.V.
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.
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 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.
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).
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.
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.
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
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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