Institute of the Weltethos Foundation
at the University of Tübingen

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Global Ethic Pitch Day 2023

Global Ethic Pitch Day 2023

Following Hans Küng’s ideas, the Global Ethic Institute at the University of Tübingen, together with partners from business, science and society, is offering a prize for start-ups that take on social and ecological responsibility with economically viable ideas.

The prize is awarded as part of the Global Ethic Pitch Day and is aimed at young entrepreneurs who have developed a business plan, are already active in the market and have found a fixed form of enterprise (which is confirmed, for example, by an entry in the commercial register). The foundation should not have taken place before 2018 and not after 2021. All business sectors are eligible.

About the Global Ethic Pitch Day

Prize and Jury

The Global Ethic Pitch Day will take place on June 15, 2023 from 2 to 6 pm at the Global Ethic Institute in Tübingen. We invite up to six finalists to present their projects and project ideas. In this context, we will award a first prize, two additional prizes and an audience prize. In addition, special recognitions are possible.

The finalists will present their start-ups on site to the jury and a group of potential investors. The prize is worth a total of 10,000 euros. The jury decides on the distribution of the prize money.

The selection of the prize winners will be made by an independent jury of experts. The cash prize is to be used only for business activities (contributions in kind/investments, etc.) of the company.

Selection criteria for the prize are:

Contribution to the common good (comprehensible positive ethical, social and/or sustainable impact of the enterprise).
Solid economic basis
Potential for the further successful development of the company
The winners will be selected from the group of finalists present. The legal process is excluded.


The application deadline is January 1, 2023. Please send an informal expression of interest by email to: by April 15, 2023 at the latest. You will then receive the forms for the official application, which must be submitted by April 30, 2023. In your application, we welcome a short and meaningful presentation of your start-up project and the implementation of your ideas with regard to the above criteria.

Date: 15.06.2023
Location: Weltethos-Institut, Hintere Grabenstraße 26, 72070 Tübingen
Time: From 14:00 to 18:00