Anticapitalists in a capitalist entrepreneurial competition?
2009 took part in the competition, the project "Revolutionary Berlin", organized city tours through the protest history of Kreuzberg - free, charitable and donation-financed at the end of the leadership, profits for charitable purposes.
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 enough money for start-up aid was available. They reject the "commercialization of the university" decisively. The organizers want to use the public won by their project to draw attention to this problem.
The winners 2011: bread and games
Since the current winner of the competition look almost boring: With the first prize in the value of 1.200 Euro the team "Edgar and Wallace" was awarded. Robert Erbe and Michel Vargas-Vargas created an ice cream brand with five artisan-made varieties that do not require artificial flavors and additives. Their raspberry-basil and chocolate-chili-ice cream impressed the students on campus as well as many café owners and their guests - and in the end also the jury.
Second place went to the duo "RESTaurant" and received a prize of 800 Euro. Stella Bauhaus and Maureen Strache rented a restaurant for two days and had cooks cooking there partly with food that had previously been made available to the "Berliner Tafel" as a donation. The ingredients for their threeCourse meal and the price could be determined by the guests themselves. 260 menus were served, the proceeds of around 1.500 Euro donated by the team of the "Berliner Tafel".
The third place connected with 500 Euro went to "FuntasTisch". Sertac Ecer and Jan Kietzmann developed a wooden children's play table with a rotating table top with a perforated grid on one side. From accompanying wooden plug-in elements such as trees, houses, roads and fences, a game world can be created in no time with which children can work at home, in the waiting room or in the day-care center.
More about the competition
I really think it's an excellent idea: the Funpreneur competition takes place not just once a year, but every semester. It is organized by "profund", the founding support 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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