March 5th 2020 I Berlin

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The German Startup Awards

Let’s get personal!

Behind every startup stands an innovative idea. But that’s only half the truth. We as the German Startups Association know there are plenty of people behind every startup to make a vision successful: Founders who live for their ideas and fight against any risks and challenges. Investors who recognize the potential of an idea and believe in it’s success, and supporters who further the best conditions within the German startup ecosystem.

For the first time in it’s history, the German Startups Association will honour YOU, the fighters and people of action, visionaries and unconventional thinkers, supporters and companions who shape the German startup ecosystem. In nine categories the German Startup Awards will be handed to outstanding personalities on March 5th 2020.


Nominate your persons of the year in the following categories


The German Startup Awards will be opened by

Angela Merkel
Federal Chancellor of Germany


The German Startup Awards 2020 will be presented by

Jens Lehmann
Jens Lehmann

Goalkeeper Legend and Investor

Frank Thelen
Frank Thelen

Serial founder and European tech investor

Our hosts

The German Startup Awards 2020 will be hosted by

Lea-Sophie Cramer
Lea-Sophie Cramer

Founder of Amorelie

Ole Tillmann
Ole Tillmann

Host and Startup-Coach

Exklusive partners


Media Partners


Tipi am Kanzleramt

Große Querallee, 10557 Berlin

In the middle of the Tiergarten, between the chancellors office and the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, the TIPI pitched it’s tent. For more than a hundred years, the TIPI am Kanzleramt is the place to be.

Contact us

Event Organizer – The German Startups Association

As the representative and voice of startups in Germany, the German Startups Association speaks up for a founder-friendly Germany and works towards a flourishing German startup ecosystem. The Association represents more than 1000 startups.

Carolin Bischop

Paul Wolter
Politics & Communications

Annika Schröder
Partner Management & Sponsoring