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

International Startup Office

The International Startup Office is an integral part of the university startup services at the universities of Halle, Jena, or Leipzig that form the International Startup Campus. It is organized in cooperation with different departments of the universities and external cooperation partners in business and science. The International Startup Office offers numerous internationally oriented services. In addition to the established consulting services, the team offers on-site English-language consulting and qualification formats, support in acquiring funding and financing programs, and opportunities for team building and networking with local players needed for a successful startup. Depending on the phase of the team or startup, the portfolio can include qualification or market exploration trips. 

Please get in touch with your local team for an appointment.

Get in touch with your local team

Coaching in Halle

Team members in your region

Wojtek Muras
University of Leipzig

He works as a lecturer and consultant for the SEPT Competence Center (SME Promotion and Training) at the Leipzig University and develops various qualification formats for international students, people interested in founding a company and start-ups. In particular, he is the contact person for the market exploration trips to Vietnam.

Kristin Hesche
University of Jena

Kristin Hesche is an employee in the start-up department of the University of Jena and has many years of professional experience in various international companies and has herself founded a co-working space in Jena. She is happy to advise and support people interested in founding a company and startups.


Steffen Ahrens
University of Halle-Wittenberg
+49 (0)345-55 22958

Steffen Ahrens is an experienced advisor at the Transfer and Founder Service of Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, advises people interested in founding a company and startups, and conducts various event and qualification formats. 

+49 (0)345-55 22958