The founder's competition of the Freie Universität Berlin also supports slanting ideas: raspberry basil or revolution?

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Every semester, the Free University organizes a competition for founders who have won the name “Funpreneur”. This time a game world in a confined space, ice cream with natural ingredients and a “RESTaurant” in which donated food is cooked. However, there were far more curious participants in 2009.

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Anticapitalists in a capitalist entrepreneurial competition?

In 2009, the “Revolutionary Berlin” project took part in the competition, organized city tours through Kreuzberg's protest history - free, charitable and funded by donations at the end of the tour, profits for charity.

For Revolutionary Berlin understood itself as an anticapitalist project, which wanted to protest with its participation against the founding competition. You did not win with the idea. On the site of the student magazine Furios you can read: Because it could not be that on the one hand libraries and professorships would be abolished, but on the other hand there would be enough money for start-up aid. They firmly reject the “commercialization of the university”. The organizers want to use the public gained through their project to draw attention to this problem.

The winners 2011: bread and games

The current winners of the competition seem almost boring: The team “Edgar and Wallace” was awarded the first prize worth 1.200 euros. Robert Erbe and Michel Vargas-Vargas created an ice cream brand with five artisan varieties that do not require any artificial flavors or additives. Her raspberry basil and chocolate chilli ice cream won over the students on campus as well as many café owners and their guests - and ultimately the jury.

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The duo “RESTaurant” came in second place and received prize money of 800 euros. Stella Bauhaus and Maureen Strache rented a restaurant for two days and had some of the cooks cook there with food that had previously been donated to the “Berliner Tafel”. The guests were free to choose the ingredients for their threeCourse menu and the price. 260 menus were served, the proceeds of around 1.500 euros are donated by the “Berliner Tafel” team.

The third place associated with 500 euros went to “FuntasTisch”. Sertac Ecer and Jan Kietzmann developed a children's play table made of wood with a rotating table top that has a perforated grid on one side. Associated wooden plug-in elements such as trees, houses, streets and fences can be used to create a play world that children can deal with at home, in the waiting room or in the daycare.

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I really think it's an excellent idea: The Funpreneur competition doesn't just take place every year, but every semester. It is organized by “profund”, the start-up funding of the Free University.

What makes the thing so likeable and realistic: The students do not have any investors with them, but start with just five euros starting capital a small Company and implement their ideas within five weeks. So real entrepreneurial qualities are needed! Too bad is just the name: It works, but not just to have fun!

After all, the entrepreneurs are supported by the economic pioneers of the economic junior Berlin. The next round of the Funpreneur competition starts on 20. October 201Please more such programs! More information here!

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