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The Jacobs Startup Competition is an international competition for aspiring student entrepreneurs world-wide, organized by students from Jacobs University alone. Each year, the event organizers welcome teams from all over the world, providing them with connections to a large network of founders, mentors, and experts, as well as present a platform for them to pitch their ideas to judges and investors.


As an entirely student-run event, JSC relies solely on sponsors and is always on the search of financial support. JSC provides a wide range of advertisement opportunities and cooperation and is also very willing to discuss individualized partnerships.

Who is the target audience?
Jacobs Startup Competition is an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students with a startup business plan or with a developed startup of a total generated revenue of less than 20.000€. Applications can be individually or as a team. The participants must be enrolled during the occurring time period of the event.

What would you profit from the event?

  • First place receives 3000€, second place receives 1000€ and third place 500€.
  • Many special prizes, including incubator programs and individual coaching sessions.
  • Access to a large network of founders, mentors and experts.
  • A platform to pitch your idea to judges and investors.
  • A unique, international startup atmosphere at our final event.

Details of the final event:
The Jacobs Startup Competition has been happening on the beautiful campus of Jacobs University Bremen (JUB) for more than 10 years now. One of the main contributions from our university is the provision of the venue, where the magic of the actual event happens every year. It is located in the Campus Centre, which provides spacious and bright rooms for the final pitches, focused workshops, individual team preparations, and of course networking, eating and having fun.
Due to the unpredictable nature of the pandemic, JSC 2021 will be online.

Interested in being a part of one of the biggest startup competitions in Germany?

  • Via the form below
  • If you or your company are interested in cooperating with us, contact us on the info below and we will send you more info about our sponsor packages.

As a student organized event, JSC is always looking for sponsoring and financing opportunities. Therefore, we would be truly grateful for your support. Thank you!



For any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us through email at jacobsstartupcompetition [at]