Founder's Garage - Explore your innovation potential!
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.
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
Your roadmap for the summer term 2021
Preparation with three teaser mails starting at 30th March
Submission of your challenge: 9th April
BootCamp: 23th and 24th April
ThrillCamp: 07th and 8th May
Q&A financing (as required): 20th May
First pitch: 10th June
Q&A (as required): 24th June
Final Pitches: 1st July
Final submission of the business plan: 9th July
Support by entrepreneurs and experts from kiz, e-learning, HDZ, biology, physics, economics..
The idea of FreshTäsch is to reduce food waste through packaging delicious but not optical retailing compliant vegetables in cute small pasta bags. Fresh Täsch is an easy way to reduce the food waste and to save the extraordinary vegetables from just ending in the garbage but treat yourself with some fine traditional Swabian dish.
Waterpoint provides appealing public water dispensers in German city centers. With every German consumer purchasing one liter of water for the cheap price of 20 cents, 25 percent goes into the water projects that fight the water issues in developing countries. Besides, the carrying of reusable bottles for using a Waterpoint is lowering the amount of plastic waste being produced.
Senio- THE social network for the elderly and their relatives! With its intuitive and straightforward design and countless events tailored precisely to the needs of seniors, it is the perfect social platform for all the above 50 who are still excited about life. Thanks to cooperations with event hosts and care facilities, Senio can offer its members exclusive insights and enables them to share their experiences with others who are in the same position. Despite all these features, Senio does not lose sight of its main purpose: To connect people in real life.
CuCo Academy is the idea of a knowledge platform with KI-curated, academic learning content. They are designed to aid with finding relevant content for students despite the overwhelming abundance of information on the internet.
CorOma is a project bringing working people and the elderly in the Corona pandemic together. Therefore, the aim is that working people buy food and other essential things for the elderly, and they get a cooked meal with the seal of quality "just like your grandma made it!". Consequently, CorOma is a unique social venture to convey security and benefits for different target groups in and after the corona pandemic.
How can you apply for Founder's Garage?
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.
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?