apostart Award

Start-ups represent the innovative resourcefulness of the industry

Shaping the future of the pharmacy market live

The huge stage was offered to the best start-ups: On Wednesday, five up-and-coming companies and projects were given the chance to present their solutions and ideas for boosting the on-site pharmacy live on stage at the inspirationLAB!

In addition to experiencing the finale up close, the audience also had the opportunity to vote for their favourite presenter and actively participate in shaping the future of the pharmacy and healthcare industry.

The winning project was given the opportunity to participate in the Newcomer Area at expopharm 2024 in Munich free of charge and received prize money amounting to EUR 5,000.

After announcing the first place in the apostart Award ceremony, the subsequent networking event offered a perfect opportunity to exchange ideas with the candidates, the jury, the professional audience and potential investors. The participants ended the first day of the trade fair in a relaxed setting with drinks and snacks, allowing them to expand their network.

With the kind support of the

apostart Award 2023

As winner of the apostart Award 2023 the jury together with the visitors chose the Völker-Schule Osnabrück. This school offers a "blended learning" preparation course for immigrant pharmacists to prepare them for the recognition examination and thus counteract the shortage of skilled workers.

Völker-Schule – Anerkennung in Deutschland

Discover the rising stars of the pharmacy and healthcare industry

In addition to prize money amounting to EUR 5,000 as well as the opportunity to participate as a newcomer at expopharm 2024 for free, the first place winner of the apostart Award received a trophy that embodied innovation and progress. ‘The Giant Astronaut’ by Donkey Products epitomised thinking outside the box to help shape the future of the pharmacy and healthcare industry. The second and third places received ‘The Marstronaut’ trophy. The winners of the apostart Award received their well-deserved trophies live on stage!

Winners of prior years

„FDA – Frag die Apotheke“ Apotheke’Patients can conveniently receive individual expert answers to their questions from the pharmacy via the online portal.

FDA – Frag die Apotheke

adiutaByte This software makes it easier and more efficient for pharmacies to plan their route planning for the messenger service.


Dermanostic The medical treatment app enables patients to clarify skin problems using telemedicine services. They can also obtain an e-prescription that can be redeemed at local pharmacies.


apostart Award Program

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