Start-up Week 2022

Get ready for the highlight of the winter semester 2022/23!

We have again planned numerous exciting events for you to promote the topics of start-ups and entrepreneurship at Rhine-Waal University. Our Start-up Week is part of the largest nationwide campaign focused on entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial spirit: Start-up Week Germany and the international Global Entrepreneurship Week, which takes place in 180 countries and involves more than 10 million people from all over the world.

Whether you already have an idea for a start-up or simply want to learn something new in life, there is something for everyone during the Start-up Week! Look forward to 12 exciting events, such as inspiring talks by students and established start-ups, interactive workshops for creative ideas and networking opportunities with like-minded people and experts from the start-up scene!

Contact us if you have any questions about the Start-up Week or would like to collaborate with us on the next one.

    10 Steps to Your Own Business

    Boost you entrepreneurial motivation with the popular start-up coach Carolin Gattermann and find out, why the best time to become self-employed is during your studies.

    Special guest: The HSRW start-up WPMacroverse will share its student business experience with you.

      Alumni Start-up Talk with RAISE Agriculture

      Learn from a HSRW alumni team how a simple idea turned into an agritech start-up.

      RAISE Agriculture is a former HSRW student team specializing in the development of intelligent resource management models for farmers with artificial intelligence.

      Get to know more from the CEO, James Specker, about the founding journey of Raise Agriculture through all of its struggles and successes over the past three years!

        How to Address Your Customer

        Part 1: UX Basics for Your Start-up
        Get to know your customers and improve their satisfaction. It’s not just about designing the user interface of your website, but rather about the additional value that you offer to your customer.

        Part 2: Motion Picture Ads - Catchy Advertising
        Thilo, who has designed several ads and TV formats for the TV channels such as VOX, RTL, ntv and NITRO, will show you how to create advertising spots for social media and target your customers in a very special way.

          Take Your Projects to the Next Level with Agile Methodology

          Roger Knoblich distinguishes agile project management from classic project management and discusses the advantages of agile project management for start-ups and initiatives.

          Learn about these popular project management methods and get tips for its implementation.

            Science goes Business

            Prof. Dr. Frank Platte shares his experience as a co-founder of a start-up IANUS Simulation GmbH out of science research.

            Hear also about his experience with the 18-month mentoring programme Scale-up.NRW in which the start-up is currently taking part.

            After the presentation we will open a Q&A session.

              No Glory, just Start-ups!

              Student Special at the Start-up Week in Kamp-Lintfort!

              No content, no panels, no speakers - just start-ups and students having some cold drinks together.

              Come out and enjoy a great evening of liquid refreshments and amazing networking oppportunities. No matter if you are a passionate marketeer, Tech entrepreneur, developer, engineer, mobile app coder, blogger, student, investor or founder - everyone is welcome to exchange ideas with like-minded people.

                Sustainability Simulation Game

                Sustain 2030 - co-creative SDG modelling

                Learn about the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and how they interact in a software based simulation game. Experience this complex topic in a playful way and deal with the contexts of the SDGs.

                In teams you will make sustainable decisions in the sense of the SDGs and solve arising questions co-creatively!

                Special: Complete this workshop and receive a certificate!

                  Idea Pitch @ Faculty of Communication & Environment

                  Get inspired by business pitches and posters of International Business Administration students

                  Around 15 teams are going to pitch their start-up ideas to you and will be evaluated by an expert jury consisting of start-ups and regional representatives.

                  An excellent event to get new contacts and widen your networks.

                    Prototyping Basics @ FabLab

                    It’s time to get your hands dirty!

                    Our university is a fabulous environment for prototyping:
                    Although it is not well known (yet), our university runs three FabLabs at the two campus locations and offers various ways to create prototypes or minimum viable products. FabLabs are a global network of local labs, enabling invention by providing access to tools for digital fabrication.

                    In this workshop you will get the chance to create a real physical prototype with the help of our coaches. You don´t need any preparation or a business idea for the workshop.

                      Impact Entrepreneurship & Green Mobility

                      Dive into the world of impact entrepreneurship!

                      Part 1: Keynote Impact Entrepreneurship
                      Enactus Kleve e.V. will introduce you to the importance of impact enterprises and the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

                      Part 2: Green Mobility Talk
                      Philip, founder of the local impact start-up fairnergy, will talk about the green mobility and innovative solutions for the city of Kleve.

                        Innovation Sprint with IXON Cloud


                        IXON Cloud, a young company from the Netherlands, has a challenge that needs to be solved by creative minds!
                        The Innovation Sprint is about finding the best solution to a real-life challenge of a regional company.
                        This interactive workshop will help you to expand your know-how in creative and innovative brainstorming and introduce tools to create innovative solutions.

                          Start-up Game Night

                          Let’s close the awesome Start-up Week together!

                          You can network with like-minded people over some exciting board games, snacks and drinks.

                          We look forward to a relaxed evening with you in a nice atmosphere!

                            Start-up Coaching with Chamber of Commerce and Industry

                            Reserve a time slot for a one-to-one meeting with a business expert from the Startercenter NRW/Chamber of Commerce and get valuable advice/feedback on your start-up idea.

                            We are going to assign you a 20 minutes time-slot after your registration for the event.