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Start-up support NF: Start-ups present themselves to the jury

The “Start-up support NF” project is nearing completion. 24 teams with start-up ideas were supported for over six months, 14 of which presented their start-ups to the jury for the start-up award. Three teams now have the chance to win a total of 8,000 euros in prize money, sponsored by Nord-Ostsee Sparkasse and the district of Nordfriesland.

14 pitches, 3 nominated for an award

These start-ups presented themselves to the jury:

  • Sesle Jacobs: “Wattfriesin” – Guided tours through North Friesland
  • Regina Hillmann: Training in dealing with people with disabilities
  • Stefan Osterhoff: “Regio-Entdecker-Tafeln” – digital / analog regional information boards
  • Simon Forbes, Raphael Klaus: “Küsten CBD” – Regional brand for cosmetics and health products from Schleswig-Holstein, textiles made from hemp & organic cotton, decorative items
  • Christian Feddersen, Max Ehmsen, Sascha Stepanek, Jörg Schulz: “Elem’s Ballads” – Content network for creative artists
  • Barbara Pohlmann: “Föhrer Wildnis” – Herb and nature hike on Föhr
  • Reiner Wieben, Susanne Detlefsen: “FreiRAUM” – Green Recreation Area / View Shelter
  • Pia Sophia Andersson: Practice for Bioenergetics and Healing Counseling
  • Iris Busch: Blog for learning Frisian with licensed materials
  • Birte Halawani: “Helping animals in a natural way” – Tierheilpraxis
  • Thies Boysen, Yannick Pfeiffer: “Beyond Education” – Web-based platform for teaching lessons
  • Yvonne Petersen: “Heiraten im Norden” – Regional wedding portal & wedding network
  • Arne Hansen. “North Friesland is drumming!” – Drum workshops
  • Daniel Heim, Las Jacobsen: “The Pitcher” – Digital pitch platform for start-ups and investors

The “Start-up Camp” team at the North Friesland Economic Development Agency (WFG NF) consists of Jan-Christian Mahrt and Franziska Rieve. The twelve-member jury was made up of representatives from business and politics as well as the sponsors Nord-Ostsee-Sparkasse and the district of Nordfriesland. The assessment categories included sustainability, degree of innovation and regionality. The three winning ideas will be presented to the public on January 18, 2023.

Start-up camp 2023 and business start-up day

If you would like to take part in next year’s start-up camp yourself, you can already apply online on the WFG NF website. The North Frisian Business Start-up Day will also take place again in January 2023: Friday, 27.01.2023 at the North Frisian Innovation Center NIC. The Business Start-up Day is organized by the Chamber of Crafts, the Chamber of Industry and Commerce, the IB.SH development bank, the WFG NF and many other sponsors and partners for anyone who wants to set up their own business. You can register informally by sending an email to

What support do the future founders receive?

Participants regularly receive input on the core topics in the area of business start-ups, for example financing and funding or self-organization. Networking is not neglected either. Joint activities such as a barbecue evening or a visit to the North Frisian Innovation Center NIC in Niebüll ensure this.

The North Friesland start-up support program is organized by the Husum office of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) and the Economic Development Agency (WFG NF), and is financed by the district of North Friesland and sponsors such as Nord-Ostsee-Sparkasse.