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Tomorrow’s Education, EintrachtTech and Deutsche Börse are committed to inspire and empower the Talents of Tomorrow. As part of Tomorrow’s Founding Club and the joined program „Recruiters of Tomorrow by EintrachtTech“ Deutsche Börse offers an exclusive scholarship, worth 10.000 EUR in addition to the reduced Founding Club Fees.

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Business Challenge

How will changes in electronic securities affect old and emerging business models?

The Problem

The digital world is changing. Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) becomes reality and will impact existing business models of the financial industry. With the draft law of the German Electronic Securities Act (elektronisches Wertpapiergesetz - eWpG) it will be possible to issue electronic securities instead of today’s paper based securities. However, new technologies and legislations come along with both: potential threats and opportunities.

The Solution

Deutsche Börse is looking for an assessment of opportunities and threats of this technology & legislation from a capital markets infrastructure provider perspective. Focus should be the impact on IT systems, operations and business model(s).

The Deliverables

Effective analysis assessing the threats and opportunities of the upcoming technological change triggered by the German Electronic Securities Act. Describe what the impact will be by providing concrete examples (creativity welcome). Format: PowerPoint (10 slides maximum in main deck, backup/appendix allowed)


Application Process

Students who would like to take part in the Business Challenge Competition will have to have to complete and upload their Business Challenge until March 30th. The best ideas will be pitched in front of a jury in April. Dates will be announced soon.

Scholarship Announcement

The pitch winner of the Business Challenge Competition pitch will be announced in April and receives a 10.000 EUR scholarship.

Start The Professional Master

The winner of the Business Challenge of Deutsche Börse Business Challenge will start as part of the Founding Club on April 22nd.

About Deutsche Börse AG

As an international exchange organisation and innovative market infrastructure provider, Deutsche Börse Group offers its customers a wide range of products, services and technologies covering the entire value chain of financial markets. It organises markets characterised by integrity, transparency and safety for investors who invest capital and for companies that raise capital.

Its business areas include pre-trading, i.e. the provision of indices and the dissemination of market data, services for trading and clearing (settlement) of investment instruments, and post-trading, i.e. custody of securities and other financial instruments, as well as services for collateral management and liquidity management. In addition, the Group develops state-of-the-art IT solutions and offers IT systems all over the world.

With around 7,000 employees, the company has its headquarters in the financial centre of Frankfurt/Rhine-Main, as well as a strong global presence in Luxembourg, Prague, London and Zug, in New York and Chicago, in Hong Kong, Singapore, Beijing, Tokyo and Sydney – and at other locations for its customers all over the world.

Jan Volkmann

Jan Volkmann

Head of Talent Attraction & Development
Ludwig Heinzelmann

Ludwig Heinzelmann

Senior Vice President Deutsche Börse Group

Frequently Asked Questions

Where/When can I meet corporate representatives?

During the application phase you will have the chance to meet our partner companies several  times. Join the Introduction Webinar and/or the Q&A for the Business Challenge. The top 5 ideas will be awarded in Pitches. Dates will be announced soon.

What is the deadline for the application?

March 30th

Which formats can I use for showing my solution for the business challenge?

Please use a 5 slide presentation e.g. PowerPoint or Google Sheets for your idea. Your approach, title and solution should be clear and understandable.

How much does the Professional Master cost? Are there Scholarships available?

The Tuition Fee of the Professional Master in SET is 24.000 EUR. Members of the Founding Club - the first student cohort scheduled to begin their studies in April - will also be eligible for the following substantial scholarships:
Founding Club Students who apply until March 4th will receive a scholarship of 7,200 EUR, a 30% discount and pay 16.800€ (application by deadline is enough). Founding Club Students who apply before April 8th will receive a scholarship of 4,800 EUR, a 20% discount and pay 19.200€ (application by deadline is enough).
Founding Club Students who represent the values of Tomorrow’s Education and have already shown excellence in Sustainability, Entrepreneurship or Technology can apply for one of the five Global Changemaker Scholarships valued at 9,000 EUR per scholarship, a 37.5% discount, and pay 15.000€.
Students will also be able to apply for one of our Founding Club Partners Corporate scholarships. To receive one of the highly-competitive scholarships, students have to enter a Business Challenge Competition. If your idea for the business challenge is the most convincing, you can win a f 10.000€ scholarship Corporate Scholarships and Founding Club Scholarships can be combined.

What is Tomorrow’s Education and the Professional Master about?

Tomorrow's Education is a mobile-first-learning platform designed for and by students. Our challenge-based and interactive learning format increases course engagement by 60% compared to traditional online courses. Furthermore, Mentors and Partners from around the globe help you tackle real-world challenges.
The Professional Master in Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and Technology (SET) helps you learn, apply and master the skills that matter tomorrow. The Program is specifically designed for professionals to study alongside their demanding job(s).

What is a Business Challenge?

A Business Challenge represents a meaningful challenge faced by one of our  partner companies. Your idea can contribute to solving the challenge. If your proposed solution is the most convincing, you can win a scholarship in the amount of 10.000€.

Ready For A Challenge?

Tomorrow's Education and EintrachtTech are joining forces to support, inspire and encourage talents of tomorrow. Together, they want to help future leaders build the necessary skills and network to master upcoming challenges. Both partners focus on 21st century skills combined with real-world insights from global mentors and partners in technology, entrepreneurship and sustainability. Tomorrow’s Education and EintrachtTech are collaborating on the  "Recruiters of Tomorrow"-Initiative which is supported by leading international companies. These Founding Club Partners are offering attractive  scholarships to our students. To receive one of the highly-competitive scholarships, students have to tackle  complex real-life Business Challenges and find innovative solutions. Our Founding Club Partners’ Scholarships and Business Challenges will be announced soon.

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Markus Kressler

Head of Admissions Tomorrow's Education

Melanie Borst