Tech Start-Up 2019

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This is a call for all forward-looking tech heads!

StartupCon and Innovation World Cup® Series welcome creative tech heads on board with exceptional innovations that prove the maximal business potentials. It’s time to boost your innovation at a global level with the TECH START-UP 2019 in the following categories: Industrial | City | Agriculture | Logistics | Finance | Home | Healthcare | Lifestyle | Sports & Retail.

The application deadline is on September 10th, 2019.


Submission is free of charge!
All participants can apply for exclusive 50% discounts on the exhibition stands at StartupCon 2019 (incl. 2-4 tickets, logo-print on the back wall, WIFI, electricity, furniture package & more options). Interested participants can simply drop us a Request Email at Expose your solution to massive tech audiences and gain valuable business contacts!


The Tech Startup Award 2019 is powered by Würth Elektronik, LOXXESS, Coparion, HTGF & Stadt Köln.

The submission period is over, the Jury will evaluate your applications.

Stay tuned to find out the names of the finalists! We are happy to see you at the Awards Ceremony at StartupCon 2019!


A panel of international tech experts and investors (HTGF HighTech Gründerfonds with over 600 million Euro funds, Coparion, Würth Elektronik, LOXXESS, StartupCon, Innovation World Cup® and more) will evaluate the submissions and select the top Finalists based on the Level of Innovation, Business Potential, and Marketability of the solutions.

The network will also have the chance to select the Tech Start-up Public Vote Winner by voting online for their preferred finalist.


Beginning of October, the results will be public and the top Finalists will be invited to pitch at StartupCon 2019 on October 30th in Cologne.

The Award Winner & Public Vote Winner will be announced during the ceremony at StartupCon.


StartupCon is an innovation-driven network and business event at C-level (Cologne, Germany) with the aim of connecting early-stage startups with suitable partners, businesses, and investors. They are joining forces with the Innovation World Cup® Series in the lookout of the tech start-up of the year!

(*) BE PART OF THE IOT/WT INNOVATION WORLD CUP®: The Internet of Things (IoT) related submissions in the TECH START-UP are automatically part of the IOT/WT Innovation World Cup® since the TECH START-UP is one of the special prizes of IOT/WT Innovation World Cup®. The IoT submissions will be included in the evaluation process of the 11th IOT/WT Innovation World Cup® and have the change to become a finalist/winner with great prizes worth over +500,000 USD. Good luck!

(**) BECOME THE LOGISTICS INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR: The Internet of Things (IoT) or software solutions in the logistics category of the TECH START-UP can be part of the Logistics Game Changer Prize powered by LOXXESS and the Logistics & Mobility Startup 2019 Award of StartupCon. The submissions will be included in the evaluation process of the challenges and have the chance to become a finalist/winner too. Find out more information about the Logistics Game Changer ChallengeLogistics & Mobility Startup 2019 Award. See you soon in Cologne!