Formnext Start-Up Challenge Offers Young Companies A Chance to Jump-Start Exposure

The 2020 Formnext Start-up Challenge invites submissions from innovative young companies. Register to start networking and find investors.


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The 2020 Formnext Start-up Challenge invites submissions from innovative young companies. New for this year, companies who enter the sixth Formnext Start-up Challenge will also be competing to win the AM Ventures Impact Award.” Applications are now being invited from companies that are no more than five years old. Over the past five years, the relevance and profile of the Formnext Start-up Challenge has continued to rise among the international start-up scene.

The five winners all receive an impressive Formnext exhibition and marketing package, which includes, among other things, a fully equipped exhibition booth in the Formnext 2020 Start-up Area and inclusion in all relevant and worldwide marketing and communication activities. In addition, the winners can participate in a pitch event at Formnext, receive an individual company profile from a media sponsor, and benefit from corporate coaching.

The international panel of high-profile representatives from all corners of the industry comprises: Dr. Kristian Arntz, Managing Director and Partner at ACAM Aachen Center for Additive Manufacturing GmbH; Stefanie Bricwede, Head of3D Printing at DB and Managing Director of Mobility goes Additive; ArnoHeld, Chief Venture Officer, AM Ventures; Tobias Kuhl, Senior Project Leader, Entrepreneurial Network at UnternehmerTUM GmbH; Alexander Oster, Director Additive Manufacturing, Autodesk; and Michael Petch, Editor-in-Chief at 3D Printing Industry.

The winners will be announced in September 2020. The submission deadline is September 4, 2020.