05 - 07 June 2018
FabCon 3.D
The 3D Printing Community Event

Start-up Award 2018

Tech-Talents wanted!

Good news for young companies - the 2018 edition will be the best Start-Up Award yet to come. As they say "Bigger, better, faster" the Jury, the counselors, the media partners and of course we from Messe Erfurt led no stone unturned to present you the most attractive competition to this date. 

Here are the prizes: 

  • 12,000 Euro prize money 
  • free of charge booth space for Rapid.Tech + FabCon 3.D 2019
  • A personal company coaching by jury members
  • 1 year license Cur3D, sponsored by RUHRSOURCE GmbH worth 2.995 Euro

What do you have to do for it?

Download the registration form here and return it signed and completed until 19 March 2018 together with your short application video. Email both to Messe Erfurt. Eight finalists will be chosen by the jury. 

Following your application

After the application process eight finalists will be invited to present your company at Rapid.Tech + FabCon 3.D from 5 to 7 June 2018 in Erfurt. Every company will have its own booth space with booth construction and furniture within the Start-Up Area. 
During an exciting pitch we will find the Start-Up of the year. All finalists will receive helpful feedback from the jury members. 

One last thing...

We are very happy to have a booth party on the Start-Up Area in the evening of 5 June! This will be  a splendid opportunity for networking and of course for celebrating your wins. 
Thank you very much FIT AG who is sponsoring this event. 


Thank you very much to all Sponsors of the Start-Up Award! It would not be the same without your engagement.

Platinum Sponsor

Silber Sponsors


License Sponsor




Your host for the Start-Up Award Harry Flint, GBN Systems GmbH
A happy winner: Dr. Alejandro Ojeda from UrbanAlps AG (in the middle) with the jurors Florian Horsch (on the left) and Carl Fruth (on the right)
The winners of the Start-Up Award 2018 with the CEO of Messe Erfurt Michael Kynast, host Harry Flint and the jurors Carl Fruth, Arno Held, Michael Sorkin and Florian Horsch
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