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.

Entrepreneur Talk


16:00 - 17:00

Online via Webex Meetings



  • 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 oft he university as well as alumni are welcome.

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StartGlocal Stammtisch


17:00 - 18:00

Online via Webex Meetings


Thilo Schwedmann - Start-up Scout

Join our Start-up Community!

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!

We are looking forward to meeting you here: StartGlocal Stammtisch - Webex meeting

Meeting number: 121 580 4631
Password: startglocal

There is no registration needed for this event. You can join it just by clicking on the link provided above.
All students and employees of the university as well as alumni are welcome.

Time management for founders


13:00 - 17:00

Webex Meetings


Constanze Brinkmann

  • Efficient Organization and Time Management Workshop

    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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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


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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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


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


13:00 - 18:00

Online via Webex Meetings


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


09:00 - 16:00

Online via Webex Meetings


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


12:00 - 18:00

Online via Webex Meetings


Dipl.-Wiss. SOA 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


16:00 - 17:00

Online via Webex Meetings


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 .

This event has already taken place

Funding programs for start-ups


13:30 - 18:00

Online via Webex Meetings


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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