With its OUT OF THE BOX.NRW award, the state of North Rhine-Westphalia is celebrating its digital startup scene – and everyone’s invited to get involved. The jury and voting phase for qualifying for the final pitch of the #OOTBNRW has now been completed, but for the ten final startups, things are just getting started: at the PIRATE Summit 2022 on September 7, the finalists will pitch again to the jury and audience and compete for a total of 50,000 euros in prize money.
We are thrilled by the numerous votes!
We thank all startups, teams and jury members for participating.
OOTB goes on tour through the ecosystem NRW: In January and February, you have the opportunity to submit your nomination directly on site. Meet us in person, learn more about the award and bring your favorite startups a little closer to the prize money. Find our tour dates here.
You let innovations take off! You have until March 21, 2022 to nominate young digital startups that belong „OUT OF THE BOX“ and help your favorite founders pitch at the PIRATE Summit 2022 in front of an international jury for a total prize of 50,000 euros.
In the past two years, the #OOTBNRW has been characterized by innovative ideas and an inspiring founding spirit. Get to know the winners from previous years here. We look forward to more exciting innovations at this years’s award.
At #OOTBNRW 2022 a team of established investors and digitalization experts decides – in addition to the community – which ten nominees get the chance to present themselves at the PIRATE Summit 2022. Get to know them here.
Economics and Digital Minister Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart:
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