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

    14.11.2022, 16:00 - 17:30
    Online via Webex
    For everyone who is interested

    Carolin Gattermann
    Start-up Coach
    Erick & Gerardo
    Founders of WPMacroverse

    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

      14.11.2022, 18:00 - 19:00
      Online via Webex
      For everyone who is interested

      James Specker
      Future founder of RAISE Agriculture

      RAISE Agriculture is a former student team of the HSRW, currently located in Munich, which aims to empower farmers to use innovative agriculture tools and systems such as drones.

      Get some insights and tips on how to run and finance a business while studying. Learn firsthand what it takes from having an idea to running a business.
      After the presentation of the team, we will open a Q&A session.

        How to Address Your Customer

        15.11.2022, 16:00 - 18:00
        Kamp-Lintfort, 01 00 110
        For everyone who is interested

        Urs Schary
        Team Lead UX/UI at Accenture Interactive
        Thilo Schwedmann
        Start-up Scout, Art Director & Motion Designer

        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

          15.11.2022, 16:00 - 17:30
          Kleve, 20 03 007
          For everyone who is interested

          Roger Knoblich
          Agile Coach & Scrum Master

          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

            15.11.2022, 18:00 - 19:00
            Online via Webex
            For HSRW employees

            Prof. Frank Platte
            Chemical Process Engineering, Faculty of Life Sciences

            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.

              Sustainability Simulation Game

              16.11.2022, 13:00 - 18:00
              Campus Kleve
              For everyone who is interested


              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

                17.11.2022, 09:30 - 12:15
                Kamp-Lintfort, Audimaxx
                For everyone who is interested

                Andrea da Silva
                Business psychology, Faculty of Communication & Environment

                Watch the pitch and poster presentations of students from the degree program International Business Administration.

                They will pitch their start-up ideas to the audience and will be evaluated by an expert jury.

                  Prototyping Basics @ FabLab

                  17.11.2022, 13:00 - 17:00
                  Kamp-Lintfort, FabLab Building 3
                  For everyone who is interested

                  Claudio Abels & Hannes Jaschinski
                  Start-up Scouts & Engineers

                  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.

                  Special: Complete this workshop and receive a certificate!

                    Impact Entrepreneurship & Green Mobility

                    17.11.2022, 17:00 - 19:00
                    Kleve, 20 03 007
                    For everyone who is interested

                    Lisa & Marcel
                    Enactus Kleve e.V.
                    Philip Weykamp
                    Founder of fairnergy

                    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

                      18.11.2022, 12:00 - 17:00
                      Kleve, 07 EG
                      For everyone who is interested

                      Daniel Urban
                      Innovation & Creativity Coach

                      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.

                      Special:Complete this workshop and receive a certificate! The best idea will be awarded a special prize!

                        Start-up Coaching with Chamber of Commerce and Industry

                        18.11.2022, 14:00 - 16:00
                        Kleve, 09 01 004
                        For HSRW students and employees
                        German and English

                        Holger Schnapka
                        Business Coach, Chamber of Commerce and Industry Lower-Rhein Region

                        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.

                          Start-up Game Night

                          18.11.2022, 18:00 - 20:00
                          Kleve, 20 03 007
                          For everyone who is interested


                          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!