How can we develop the technological sector and achieve major improvements of financial business fields and processes or even automise the latter completely? How does Industry 4.0 shape the financial/ the insurance industry as well as the legal sector of tomorrow? To tackle these challenges the Frankfurt School, the Executive MBA Program, the EXCON Services and fintus are organising the second EXCON & FINTUS & FRANKFURT SCHOOL-MAINTECH Startup Summit at the 11th of April 2019 in Frankfurt/Main.
A pitch event on which start-ups, students and alumni are able to present their bright, innovative and disruptive FinTech, InsurTech and LawTech business ideas and introduce themselves to their field.

Submit your idea and present it in either German or English to our jury at the new Frankfurt School campus and win one of three attractive prizes to start a business on your own! We award 5.000€ for the 1st, 3.000€ for the 2nd and 2.000€ for the 3rd prize. All finalists get the opportunity to pitch their idea in front of employers and potential investors. On top of that, all participants will seize the chance to enlarge their business network through fintus’ FinTech partners also present at the event.




Frankfurt School is one of Germany’s leading international business schools with close ties to the business world at home and around the world. The school was originally founded in 1957 and has become one of Europe’s fast-growing business schools with a reputation as one of the top destinations for finance related education. Over 2000 students from around the world now study annually on academic degrees with over 10,000 more participating each year in part-time training courses and short courses. 

fintus offers financial institutes a powerful and flexible solution for automating and digitising their business processes: fintus Suite
From application management through contract review, portfolio management, up and cross selling, to the central customer frontend, fintus combines numerous systems into a single interface. Its enterprise software platform digitises, transforms and automates business processes faster than ever before – from the application and approval process to fully automated operations. Developed for the new generation of financial institutions.

For the last 30 years, the EXCON has been a partner for banks and insurance companies and provides its services for outsourcing the processes and automation in 48 different countries. With its EXCON Incubator, the Group has proved capable of effectively establishing ideas with a very short time to market. 



March 31st, 2019

Submission deadline

April 1st, 2019

Nomination of the best submitted business ideas and

invitation of the applicants / teams

April 11th, 2019


Elevator pitch and award ceremony


18:00 – event beginning  

18:15  – pitch presentation block 1, all selected participants at 3 minutes each, 
live voting of the audience

– short pause –


19:00 – presentation of guest speaker
Benjamin Michel (Finanzguru)

– short pause –

19:30 – pitch presentation block 2, 2nd presentation of the top participants
at 5 minutes each, live voting of the jury and Q & A session


20:00 – award ceremony

– get-together –




The pitch evaluation consists of three phases. The jury will choose the best ideas from the submitted applications according to their comprehensibility, innovation power and marketability.

On April 11th, the teams invited will present one by one for 3 minutes each. The attending audience will cast their vote via TED after each presentation. Out of the original teams the top teams will be selected for the finals. The finalist teams then are expected to present their idea again during the second presentation block, in a more detailed manner followed by a 5-minute Q & A session. The voting is done once again via TED but this time by the professional jury.


The participants will be notified of the results in a transparent way on the very event stating the project / the product name and the achieved score.


"Being part of Maintech Startup Summit means being part of an event which is indeed competitive, but it is way more than that. It's about sharing ideas, proving your concept and working on your personal skills at the same time. It's about having fun together and being with likeminded people. My suggestion, apply and try, there is nothing to lose but a lot to win.”

(Tom Richter, student of Frankfurt School)


The participation is open to current / exchange students and alumni of Frankfurt School as well as any other university situated in the Rhein-Main area, start-up companies and anyone else willing to present their brilliant idea in front of an audience. All necessary documents can be submitted in either German or English and have to include the following content:


  • One pdf page (10 slides max.) to introduce your business idea / product and its innovational power

  • A short introduction of yourself 

The jury members will receive the documents as a .zip file in an email. For any questions during the process, please contact us via the following form.





April 11th, 2019             The winners of this year's Maintech Startup Summit were elected: 
                                          1. Prize: READ-O – Jonathan Mondorf, Simon Fahrshid and Michael Pomogajko
                                          2. Prize: LOFINO – Thomas Biermann and Max Dietrich

                                          3. Prize: Parloo  – Mark Matthies, Stephan Zeinar and Philipp Lenz

                                           Everything about the event, the pitch ideas and much more on!

January 15th, 2018     Date for next Maintech Startup Summit set on April 11th, 2019

November 3th, 2017     The winners of the first MAINTECH STARUP SUMMITS were elected :                                                                                  1. Prize: BlockSource: Neal Staelens, Sebastian Stammler, Rote Sarel                                                                               2. Prizes:  CCEX: Karl-Michael Molzer & 
MedPayRx: Tuba Alkudsi, Judith Krantz, Marguerite Arnold

June 5th, 2017             EXCON and Frankfurt School present the Maintech Start-up Summit



You want to take part and apply for the pitch?
Just click on the envelope above or the button below and send us your application via mail:
containing the introduction of you / your team and your business idea! 


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Just register by clicking on the button below. 



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