On 3 June 2017, almost one hundred high school students from Frankfurt and the Rhine-Main metropolitan region gathered at Frankfurt School to present their business ideas to a jury of distinguished business people from the American-German Business Club. The Consul General of the United States, James W. Herman, congratulated all contestants for their extraordinary efforts and presented them with a Certificate of Achievement.
It was the ninth time that the American German Business Plan organized the competition. Since 2015, Frankfurt School is the host and academic partner. Students developed a record number of fifty business ideas.
Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow provides young students with innovative ideas with a six-month mentoring program. Students not only learn how to prepare structured business plans but also gather knowledge of the essential components and procedures when starting a business.
Frankfurt School supports the competition as part of its mission to advance sustainable international business practices. The School wants to draw attention to the importance of young entrepreneurs in the economy, as they can change the way we live and work in our society. Especially nowadays entrepreneurial development has become very significant concerning digital development, regional growth, and employment development. The youngest students today with their creative and innovative ideas may be the entrepreneurs of tomorrow.
This years’ winners are from Liebigschule. Anne-Marie Czypionka, Maximilian Hoeck, Ugne Keriate, Deniz Saracci, and Felix Seifarth developed “E-sisal”, a dartboard that combines the two common variations of dart boards, an electronic dartboard and a conventional dartboard made of sisal. Their product is designed to count the points for the players automatically while still being a real sisal dartboard. The team won a prize of 1,000 Euros.
Karol Ciesluk and Moritz Jasper von Haacke from the International School Frankfurt Rhein-Main took second place with the digital idea “Let’s Tutor IB”, a tool for IB Diploma students where one tutor teaches many students through an online app.
Third prize was won by Constantin Gritsch, Jana Fatma Özdemir, Flynn Seeger, and Kim-Carolin Voll, also from the International School, for their project “Golden Hair”, a high-class mobile hairdressing service. It is a flexible and mobile service designed that targets business people and their families. Hairdressers visit their clients in hotels, at work or home in and around Frankfurt.
The next Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow competition will start in November 2017 on Frankfurt School’s new Campus on Adickesallee in Frankfurt.