Founder's Garage

The idea

The module intends to give you the opportunity to work on your own projects, develop and evaluate your ideas and find ways to realize them. At the same time, we offer you a theoretical background in entrepreneurship and project management.

In Founder's Garage you design solutions for real-world problems. Small interdisciplinary teams of 3 to 5 students guided by a mentor from business or university evolve ideas into business concepts.


You develop ideas, in an area you are interested in. Ideas can be about an actual science-related topic, a solution to a common problem or something that helps other students… it is your choice.

In Founder's Garage, you get a crash course on time and project management and gain insight into the entrepreneur world. You receive support from mentors and experts, visit workshops and presentations, and work on your concept.

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Your advantages at a glance

  • You find solutions for real-life problems
  • You develop project management skills
  • You get creative
  • You receive support from a mentor and work in an interdisciplinary team
  • You may get ECTS
  • You gain insight into the start-up scene and your future work-life
  • You have flexible working hours

Our resources

  • Your creativity
  • Support by entrepreneurs and experts from kiz, e-learning, HDZ, biology, physics, economics..
  • Possibility to use the university workshop

Founder's Garage is a joint project of Ulm University, Technische Hochschule Ulm (THU), University of Applied Sciences Biberach (HBC) and Chamber of Industry and Commerce Ulm (IHK Ulm).

How can you apply for Founder's Garage?

  1. You are a skilled expert in … or you have an interesting hobby? Would you like to join a team? Great! We would like to know more about you.
  2. You have a great idea and need people to work with you? Tell us all about! What is your idea? What kind of support are you looking for?

Interested? Send an e-mail to foundersgarage(at) or fill out the registration form until Oct 1st 2019

Contact information

Dr. Andrea Wirmer

Referentin der Vizepräsidentin für Lehre und Studienkommission Biologie

Helmholtzstr. 16, 89081 Ulm

Raum 1.08b

Telefon: +49 (0)731 50 22017

Mail: foundersgarage(at)


Dana Schultchen (M. Sc. Psychologie)

Projektkoordination und wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin

Albert-Einstein-Allee 41, 89069 Ulm

Raum 41.3.112

Telefon: +49 (0)731 50 31734

Mail: foundersgarage(at)


Benedikt Bill (M. Sc. Psychologie)

Projektkoordination und wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter

Albert-Einstein-Allee 41, 89069 Ulm

Raum 41.3.113

Telefon: +49 (0)731 50 31743

Mail: foundersgarage(at)


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Founder's garage was awarded with the Good Practice certificate of the Centre for Teaching Development.

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