Join our community

Born Global Startup Community

People from all over the world study and work at our universities. The spin-offs or startups from our universities, are mostly knowledge and research-based and address international markets very quickly. We support these „Born Globals“ and give their topics a forum with a community event, the yearly Born Global Startup Festival and a community of like-minded entrepreneurs. 

Join the community as

1. Startup or founding team

You are a startup or a team that is on its way to build a company? Benefit from our experienced support team with diverse backgrounds in our startup support and knowledge and technology transfer offices.

Your advantages:

  • Benefit from the access to qualification offers, office space to further develop your business in our startup center (for founding teams) or in co-working spaces and technology centers nearby (for startups).
  • Identify potential customers and investors in our region or our international networks. Our universities serve as door openers and platforms to connect. 
  • Get access to more than 50 mentors, trainers, coaches, investors and networking partners. Our digital platforms and events promote your founding team or startup internationally.

2. Student or researcher

As a student or researcher you can access the community to talk to like-minded people, identify role models and get personal support:

  • idea check and get feedback from other founding teams
  • ask experts how they deal with IP issues
  • identify qualification offers for starting a business
  • find co-founders

3. Startup supporter

Are you an investor, corporate or institution that supports founding teams?

  • Get an introduction to the local startup and innovation ecosystem reflecting the different research strengths of the universities.
  • You can benefit from trans-regional access to mainly deep tech startups that are spin-outs from universities or local tech companies. 
  • University startups are often research and thus patent-based and are show a higher survival rate.
  • Your professional experience and passion to support founding teams and startups is highly welcome. Just contact one of our local offices.



Join our Born Global Community

Any questions? Just ask.

Ede Möser
University of Jena
+49 3641 9 402123

Ede Möser works as a consultant in the start-up service of the University of Jena and is responsible for various event and qualification formats as well as workshops…

+49 3641 9 402123