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We support the settlement and growth of international founding teams and startups in Central Germany.

Join the startup ecosystem in Central Germany

We give access to the extensive experience and knowledge cumulated at our universities. Our local teams open doors to the regional startup and innovation ecosystem of Central Germany and pave the way to your international growth path. 

Our services are designed for

1. Founding Teams and Startups

You are a startup or a team building a company in Central Germany? Benefit from our experienced support team with diverse backgrounds in our International Startup Offices. They are part of the local startup support network. You can access the whole service portfolio of the International Startup Campus and its partners.

2. Students and Researchers

The team of the International Startup Office serves as a one-stop agency for your questions about starting your own business in Germany. The office is an integral part of your university startup service and brings in a solid network to other relevant departments that support international students and researchers and opens doors to other partner networks. 

In case you are just interested in supporting entrepreneurship initiatives, you can become one of our international entrepreneurship ambassadors.

3. Startup Supporters

Your professional experience and passion for supporting founding teams and startups is highly welcome. Just join one of our public events or contact one of our local offices.

 

Meet like-minded people at various events and get inspired at the Born Global Startup Festival!

 

Unsere Community and Startup Events

2024-27-05 | 13:00–15:30
Deadline: 2024-26-05

Born Global Startup Festival: Creative Career Development for Chinese students & graduates (Workshop in JENA)

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The workshop is designed for Chinese students keen on discovering innovative career paths and entrepreneurial opportunities, particularly in Central Germany. All are invited to join the panel afterwards. The workshop is held in cooperation with ChinaKooP.
International Startup Campus
Präsenz: Jena
EN
2024-27-05 | 15:30–18:00
Deadline: 2024-26-05

Born Global Startup Festival'24 - Creative career development for Internationals (in JENA)

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Panel and workshop with a focus on formats like makeathons for creative solution, entrepreneurship and opportunities to become part of a global start-up ecosystem. Discover how you can participate in makeathons and stimulate an entrepreneurial mindset.
International Startup Campus
Präsenz: Jena
EN
2024-28-05 | 10:00–22:00

BORN GLOBAL STARTUP FESTIVAL'24 - Empowering Internationals (in Leipzig)

JoinWorkshop | Event/Festival | Matching | Networking
Die Teilnehmer erwartet ein spannendes Programm mit erfolgreichen internationalen Gründern aus Leipzig, die in einer inspirierenden Podiumsdiskussion ihre Erfahrungen als Unternehmer in Deutschland teilen. In drei parallelen Sessions gibt es rechtliche Aspekte der Gründung, Finanzierungsprogramme und Prototyping-Möglichkeiten in Mitteldeutschland. Zudem feiern wir den Start der Co-Founder-Plattform.
International Startup Campus
Präsenz: Leipzig
EN
2024-29-05 10:00–2024-30-05 18:40

Born Global Startup Festival' 24 - @MACHN Festival (in Leipzig)

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Triff uns und Startups aus unserem Umfeld beim @MACHN Festival an unserem Stand!Dieses Festival feiert maschinelle Innovation und Hardware-Vernetzung und bietet einzigartige Einblicke in die Zukunft von technologiegetriebenen Unternehmen.
International Startup Campus
Präsenz: Leipzig
EN | DE
2024-03-06 11:30–2024-23-12 13:00

Individual consultation for international students, graduates and researchers from Leipzig University

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If you have a business idea and would like to discuss how to move forward, come to us! We offer individual counseling sessions every Monday at the Leipzig University's central campus. If you prefer to schedule a personal meeting for another day, simply reach out to us via email to book your time slot and embark on your entrepreneurial journey!
International Startup Campus
Präsenz: Leipzig
EN
2024-04-06 | 15:00–18:00

Connect & Innovate: Building German-Japanese strategic partnerships (in JENA)

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This workshop is designed as an interactive session in which we would like to jointly develop action plans to strengthen cooperation between German and Japanese companies and organizations. We count German and Japanese experts and companies among our guests.
International Startup Campus
Präsenz: Jena
EN

Our locations

We offer access to different programs, free office space or co-working space to build your startup.

Leipzig University
Jena University
Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg

Freiraum - Meeting Room

Jena University

Office Space

All universities
Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg

Any questions? Just ask.

Kerstin von Nordheim
University of Jena
+49 3641 9 401515

Kerstin Zippel has a wide range of international experience and works for both the international office and the start-up service of the University of Jena…

+49 3641 9 401515
Jazmín Ponce Gómez
University of Leipzig
+49 341 97 33765

Jazmín is an entrepreneur, PhD candidate and works as a project manager for SEPT Competence Center (SME Promotion and Training) at the University of Leipzig.
 

+49 341 97 33765
Steffen Ahrens
University of Halle-Wittenberg
+49 345 55 22958

Steffen Ahrens is an experienced advisor at the Transfer and Founder Service of Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, advises people interested…

+49 345 55 22958