Start-up Week 2021

Be a 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 170 countries and involves more than 10 million people from all over the world.

Students, alumni, university staff, and also citizens are warmly welcome! Register yourself for one or more events. Most of the events are in English language.

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    Kick-off Start-up Week @ HSRW

    15.11.2021, 12:00 - 13:00
    Online via Webex
    For everyone who is interested
    English

    Christina Martens
    Start-up Coach StartGlocal Project

    Kick off the Start-up Week together with us and get to know the StartGlocal team.

    We’ll talk about support opportunities at our university and show you how you can turn your innovative idea into a successful start-up with our help! We will give you an overview on all the events in the Start-up Week.

      Business Model Canvas Workshop

      15.11.2021, 14:00 - 15:30
      Online via Webex
      For everyone who is interested
      English

      Learn, how to develop the business model for your start-up with the popular Business Model Canvas tool. Master this very first essential step on your start-up journey.

        Start-up Coaching

        16.11.2021, 09:00 - 11:00
        Online via Webex
        For HSRW students and employees
        German and English

        Holger Schnapka
        Chamber of Commerce

        Adriana Boldisova
        Project Coordinator StartGlocal Project

        Christina Martens
        Start-up Coach StartGlocal Project

        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 30 minute time-slot after your registration for the event.

          Live Event: FabLab.blue tour

          16.11.2021, 12:00 - 13:30
          Online via Webex
          For everyone who is interested
          English

          Prof. Dr. William M Megill
          Professor for Bionics with focus on Sensor Technology and Robotics

          Join us live to take part in a virtual tour through the newly established FabLab.blue at Campus Kleve of HSRW.

            Designprinzipien der Selbstorganisation

            16.11.2021, 15:00 - 16:00
            Online via Webex
            For everyone who is interested
            German

            Friederike Euwens
            GreenTrax

            There is no such thing as “one size fits all” in self-organisation! Or is there? It is true that every organisation has to find its own unique form. But that does not mean that there is nothing that is the same for everyone. Fortunately, there are scientifically sound design principles that apply to all groups. This means they can serve as a compass in all the New Work confusion.

              Start-up Basics

              16.11.2021, 16:30 - 18:00
              Online via Webex
              For everyone who is interested
              English

              Philip Weykamp
              Start-up Scout StartGlocal Project
              Start-up Founder

              What makes a Start-up? An idea, invention or innovation? Learn about the basic definitions!

                Hacks for your Start-up PR

                17.11.2021, 10:00 - 11:30
                Online via Webex
                For everyone who is interested
                English

                Caro Gattermann
                Startup Accelerator STARTPLATZ

                PR is a powerful tool that is particularly suitable for young innovative startups in the launch phase in order to achieve a high reach. In this interactive keynote you will learn a few tips and tricks on how to properly address journalists, bloggers or editors and how to properly plan your initial communication without spending an advertising budget or hiring an agency.
                Of course we will take enough time for your questions!

                Caro Gattermann has already coached over 150 founders. For around five years she was in charge of corporate communications at the Startup Accelerator STARTPLATZ, where - like a startup - she built up PR and marketing with a small team and without any budget.

                  UX Basics for your Start-up Company

                  17.11.2021, 11:30 - 12:30
                  Online via Webex
                  For everyone who is interested
                  English

                  Urs Schary
                  Team Lead UX/UI
                  Accenture Interactive

                  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.

                    Customer is the King

                    17.11.2021, 14:30 - 16:00
                    Online via Webex
                    For everyone who is interested
                    English

                    Dr. Claudio Abels
                    Start-up Scout StartGlocal Project
                    Start-up Founder

                    Learn, how to define and analyse the target market for your start-up and how to segmentate your customers with the start-up founder and scout Claudio Abels.

                      Logo Design for your Start-up

                      17.11.2021, 16:30 - 18:00
                      Online via Webex
                      For everyone who is interested
                      English

                      Thilo Schwedmann
                      Start-up Scout StartGlocal Project
                      Independent Art Director & Motion Designer, working for media groups such as RTL

                      Learn, what aspects are important, when designing a logo for your start-up business. Get valuable insights into colour psychology, typography, shapes, margins and logo styles.

                        Protecting Start-up Ideas

                        18.11.2021, 10:00 - 11:00
                        Online via Webex
                        For HSRW students and employees
                        English

                        ProVendis GmbH
                        One of the biggest European companies focused on Intellectual Property Management and Technology Transfer

                        Learn, how to protect your business idea and what kind of patents/intellectual property rights exist.

                          Social Entrepreneurship - Idea Pitch

                          18.11.2021, 12:15 - 13:45
                          Online via Webex
                          For everyone who is interested
                          English

                          Prof. Dr. habil. Ute Merbecks
                          Professor for Business Administration
                          with focus on Finance

                          Watch the pitch and poster presentations of international students from the degree program Sustainable Development Management, pitching their start-up ideas focused on social entrepreneurship.

                            Motion Picture Ads: Catchy Advertising for Your Start-up

                            18.11.2021, 14:30 - 16:00
                            Online via Webex
                            For everyone who is interested
                            English

                            Thilo Schwedmann
                            Start-up Scout StartGlocal Project
                            Independent Art Director & Motion Designer, working for media groups such as RTL

                            Learn, how to create advertising spots for social media and target your customers in a very special way. Start-up scout Thilo Schwedmann, who has designed several ads and TV formats for the TV channels such as VOX, RTL, ntv and NITRO, is going to lead you through the workshop.

                              Idea Pitch @ Faculty of Technology & Bionics

                              18.11.2021, 16:00 - 17:30
                              Online via Webex
                              For everyone who is interested
                              English

                              Prof. Dr. Untiedt
                              Industrial engineer with a qualification in mechanical engineering and business administration with a focus on innovation management

                              Christian Berendonk
                              Production Management/Operations Management

                              The students of the Faculty of Technology & Bionics present their innovative start-up ideas in a pitch!

                              Be there and vote live for your favourite.

                                Pressure Cooker Day

                                19.11.2021, 10:00 - 16:00
                                Tba
                                For HSRW students and employees (max. 15 participants)
                                English

                                Christina Martens
                                Start-up Coach StartGlocal Project

                                Join this interactive workshop, during which interdisciplinary student teams develop solutions for a challenge defined by a local company. A creativity coach will accompany the student groups while creating the best solution for this particular company challenge. At the end, the solutions will be pitched in front of a jury and the team with the best idea will be awarded.

                                **Company: Niederrheinische Verkehrsbetriebe AG NIAG

                                Challenge: Mobility boxes - Sustainable mobility solution for the region**

                                Bike, bus, car and train transport should be intelligently linked in the future – the company NIAG is planning mobility stations that could make sustainable mobility in the region possible with a comprehensive range of services.
                                At the Pressure Cooker Day you will develop innovative ideas for the strategic, technical and sustainable implementation of mobility boxes in interdisciplinary student teams.