StartGlocal events

With our project StartGlocal we aim to strengthen the founding potential at the Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences and support you in your founding process. In order to achieve this goal, we offer numerous interactive events that provide not only theoretical but also practical know-how on the topics of start-ups and entrepreneurship. Students, alumni and also employees of Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences are cordially invited.

Your registration is binding. Many of our events have a limited number of participants. With your registration you fill a highly coveted place in one of our events. If you are unable to attend an event, you can easily cancel your registration online and free your place for someone on the waiting list.

Entrepreneur Talk #3

24.03.2021

16:00 - 17:00

Online via Webex Meetings

English

Legmon

Get to know founders and their innovative business ideas!

Start-ups in different founding stages speak about their personal experiences, challenges and a life as a founder. Moreover, they are happy to answer your curious questions.

Imagine you have a great business idea, but, where do you start? - Michael, co-founder of the app start-up Legmon, gives a presentation about his entrepreneurial experience. Thereby he will not only talk about the typical start-up mentality, but will also openly discuss his own mistakes and provide the participants with actionable insights. Finally, your questions can be answered in an interactive Q&A session.

All students and employees of the university as well as alumni are warmly welcome.

StartGlocal Stammtisch

26.03.2021

14:00 - 15:00

Online via Webex Meetings

English

Thilo Schwedmann - Start-up Scout

StartGlocal Stammtisch #3

Our informal StartGlocal Stammtisch is a regular monthly meeting! It offers you the opportunity to share your start-up experience, answer questions and connect with fellow students, who are interested in start-ups. With or without a start-up idea - everybody is welcome at our StartGlocal Stammtisch!

All students and employees of the university as well as alumni are welcome.

Start-up your Mind

31.03.2021

15:00 - 16:00

Online via WebEx

English

StartGlocal

Are you ready to be a start-up entrepreneur?

We show you the roadmap to your start-up idea:

  • What is a start-up?
  • What makes a promising idea?
  • What skills do I need as a start-up entrepreneur?

Get to know our StartGlocal team! We will talk about support possibilities at our university and show you how you can turn your innovative idea into a successful start-up company with our help!

Intercultural Training for Start-ups

20.05.2021

12:00 - 18:00

Online via Webex Meetings

English

Claudia Grothoff

Gain intercultural skills for your start-up business in Germany!

The business etiquette, entrepreneurial behavior and professional life in your home-country could be sometimes quite different to those in Germany. These can often cause misunderstandings and challenges, when starting up a company as an international student/alumni/employee in Germany.

Our workshop is going to prepare you for the smooth cooperation with customers and business partners in Germany. Moreover, you will experience a general cultural sensibilisation and gain specific information about measures and rules, which have to be observed in the interaction with partners, authorities and banks in German business context.

The number of participants is limited to 15 international students/alumni/employees.

This event has already taken place

Entrepreneur Talk #2

03.03.2021

16:00 - 17:00

Online via WebEx

English

GreenTrax

Get to know founders and their innovative business ideas!

Start-ups in different founding stages speak about their personal experiences, challenges and a life as a founder. Moreover, they are happy to answer your curious questions.

Our next guest is the start-up GreenTrax from Cleve, which specializes on support of e-mobility. GreenTrax is committed to a sustainable energy supply that enables a fair, livable and self-determined life for all people. In doing so, the value is placed especially on sustainability, transparency and fairness.

All students and employees of the university as well as alumni are warmly welcome.

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DEMO DAY Pitch Batch#1

| 22.02.2021 | 16:00 - 18:00

Online via Webex Events

English

StartGlocal Team

DEMO DAY PITCH BATCH#1 - students of the StartGlocal Academy present their innovative start-up ideas!

A mystery travel agency, environmentally friendly worm box or a modular car – within ten online workshops of our first StartGlocal Academy, 21 students from all faculties of the Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences have developed their own start-up ideas and gained many new insights about starting up a business. Now it’s time for these 12 start-up teams to present their ideas in an online pitch!

Join our event and vote live for your favourite pitch! The three best start-up ideas will be awarded a prize.

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Crash Course Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Day 1 | 17.02.2021 | 09:00 - 17:00

Day 2 | 18.02.2021 | 09:00 - 17:00

Online via Webex Meetings

German

Nina Spiri

Become a sciencepreneur!
A workshop only for employees of the HSRW.

This workshop offers you an opportunity to test, how your expertise in teaching and research can lead to innovation and potentially a start-up activitiy. You will get a chance talk to entrepreneurs, get to know design thinking methods and work in a team in order to develop a start-up idea. The workshop covers following topics:

  • Rolemodel Talk: Exchange ideas with founders on the topic of entrepreneurship
  • Idea generation: Develop solution ideas for a problem
  • Prototyping: Make an idea tangible by developing easy prototypes
  • Business Model Canvas: flesh out the idea with a value proposition and business model
  • Pitch training: Learn, how to convince people about your innovative idea

This is the right course for you if you have no previous knowledge in the field of entrepreneurship and innovation methods or if you want to repeat and deepen your knowledge in these fields. With or without a start-up idea, everybody is welcome.

The number of participants is limited to 15 employees of the HSRW.

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Time Management for Founders

| 10.02.2021 | 13:00 - 17:00

Zoom

English

Constanze Brinkmann

Efficient Organization and Time Management for Founders

Did you know that one in three start-up companies is being overhelmed by bureacratic requirements? Especially in the initial phase, entrepreneurs need support in organizational matters, otherwise they are facing the risk of an early end of their entrepreneurial activities.

Join our interactive workshop that will teach you, how to set up a basic organizational structure in your start-up and will give you tips on effective, time-saving and legally compliant organizational tools.

Workshop content:

  • Organization analog or digital?
  • Structure for your start-up office
  • Optimizing workflows
  • Effective appointment and task management
  • Legally compliant storage of documents

The number of participants is limited to 20 students/alumni/employees.

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Entrepreneur Talk

27.01.2021

16:00 - 17:00

Online via Webex Meetings

English

Socialbnb

Take part in the Entrepeneur Talk and get to know founders and their innovate business ideas.

Start-ups in different founding phases speak about their personal experiences, challenges and their lifes as a founder.

Socialbnb marks the beginning of our new series “Entrepreneur Talk“ . The start-up, which is located in Cologne, is an online platform that connects travelers with aid organizations from all around the world. It is an innovative approach to help local aid organizations become financially independent from donations. At the same time, Socialbnb gives travelers the chance of experiencing locals and their culture up close.

All students and employees of the university as well as alumni are welcome.

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Start-up Simulation Game

Kick-off event | 05.01.2021 | 17:00 - 18:00

Day 1 | 14.01.2021 | 10:00 - 17:00

Day 2 | 15.01.2021 | 10:00 - 17:00

Online via Webex Meetings

English

Dr. Gerald Schmola

Dive into the world of a start-up entrepreneur!

Get a feeling of how start-up functions! TOPSIM-Startup, is a start-up business simulation game, which simulates a surfboard manufacturing company.

Learn step by step about processes, which are going on in almost every start-up company:

  • Idea generation and development of a business model
  • Creation of a business plan
  • Negotiation with investors about financing
  • Company management after market entry

With different tools you will go through the start-up process. Finally you will have to survive with your company on the market.

The number of participants is limited to 20 students/alumni/employees.

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Female Entrepreneurship

12.01.2021

13:00 - 18:00

Online via Webex Meetings

German

Dipl.-Kffr. Haldis Schmitz

Let’s empower female entrepreneurs!

In this interactive workshop, our expert is going to show you not only requirements and challenges, but also potentials of the self-employment. She will also help you to find out, if founding of a start-up would be in line with your own personal vision and give you tips of how to make it real.

The workshop is offering space for all topics regarding female entrepreneurship and offers you a platform to exchange your start-up with each other and with our experts. Overcome your uncertainties and become stronger for your own self-employment.

The number of participants is limited to 20 female students/alumni/employees.

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Pressure Cooker Workshop

18.12.2020

09:00 - 16:00

Online via Webex Meetings

English

Alexandra Schollmeier, M.A.

Create the best solution for a real challenge of a local company!

Take part in this interactive workshop and get in contact with companies from the region. The aim of the Pressure Cooker Day is to find the best solution for a particular challenge of a local company, while working with other students in a team. To achieve this aim, a creativity and innovation coach is going to cheer all teams up throughout the day. The coach will also give you several tips and tools for the development of innovative ideas and solutions for the challenge. Moreover, each team will be accompanied by the CEO or a manger from the company.
At the end of the day, solutions of each student group will be pitched and presented in front of the StartGlocal Team and the company. The best idea will be awarded.

The number of participants is limited to 12 participants/alumni and 2 employees of the HSRW.

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Intercultural Training for Start-ups

14.12.2020

12:00 - 18:00

Online via WebEx

English

Claudia Grothoff

Gain intercultural skills for your start-up business in Germany!

The business etiquette, entrepreneurial behavior and professional life in your home-country could be sometimes quite different to those in Germany. These can often cause misunderstandings and challenges, when starting up a company as an international student/alumni/employee in Germany.

Our workshop is going to prepare you for the smooth cooperation with customers and business partners in Germany. Moreover, you will experience a general cultural sensibilisation and gain specific information about measures and rules, which have to be observed in the interaction with partners, authorities and banks in German business context.

The number of participants is limited to 15 international students/alumni/employees.

Enactus Team

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Be part of Enactus: Info Session

08.12.2020

16:00 - 17:00

Online via Webex Meetings

English

Adriana Boldisova and Max Erwig

Shaping our future sustainably. Through team spirit, innovation and entrepreneurship.

In cooperation between the StartGlocal team and students of the Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, we are planning to launch our own Enactus Team at our university.

As an international organization, Enactus pursues the realization of the 17 goals for sustainable development defined by the United Nations. Enactus is about students who want to contribute to a more sustainable world through entrepreneurial activity.
At universities all around the world are Enactus teams working on innovative and social solutions for the future. Over 1700 students at 35 universities in Germany are already part of the network.
Now, by forming our own team, we also want to become part of this worldwide movement and realize successful social entrepreneurship projects.
For the realization of our own team we need motivated students who are interested in entrepreneurial activities and who can bring their individual knowledge into our own Enactus projects.

Join our event and learn about Enactus in more detail. Adriana Boldisova from the StartGlocal team and a student initiator of our university´s Enactus team Max Erwig are looking forward to meeting you!

The participation is only for students of the HSRW .

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Funding programs for start-ups

07.12.2020

13:30 - 18:00

Online via Webex Meetings

English

Philipp Winkmann, M.Sc.

Think Big, Start Lean:
7 ways to get funding for your start-up idea

Would you like to found your own start-up, but lacking the necessary capital? There are numerous funding programs for founders in Germany, which can help you to facilitate the start of your self-employment.

Our expert and start-up founder Philipp Winkmann will explain you possibilities to finance your start-up idea. Get to know about self-financing, crowdfunding, accelerator programs and funding programs such as the “Gründerstipendium NRW” and “EXIST Gründerstipendium”. Find out, what is really important when applying for these grants and how to successfully prepare for that!

The number of participants is limited to 25 students/alumni/employees.

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