As Germany’s most innovative university, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) focuses on transforming research findings into sustainable innovations. A central aspect of this mission is the targeted promotion of start-ups.
In a workshop organized by BayStartUP exclusively for the Chair of FAPS, start-up enthusiasts were able to deepen their knowledge on the topic of spin-offs:
The first part of the workshop offered participants a comprehensive introduction to the diverse financing options for start-ups as well as the specific requirements for venture capital financing or support from business angels. In the afternoon, the focus was on practical topics such as market analysis and business models, which served as preparation for the participants’ own pitches in the second part of the workshop.
The second part of the workshop focused on pitches for potential start-up ideas. Johannes von Lindenfels’ pitch for the existing start-up “immergy” was particularly exciting. Afterwards, the pitches were discussed intensively in the group and valuable feedback was given by the two coaches Prof. Dr.-Ing. Carsten Rudolph and Harald Hubert.