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Born Global Startup Festival Week 2024

Exciting Lineup for the Born Global Festival Week - Join Us for Entrepreneurial Events in Jena and Leipzig.Get ready for an exciting journey for those interested in creative career planning, entrepreneurship and global business. We have a packed schedule from May 24 to May 30, 2024, featuring events in Jena and Leipzig – organized in cooperation with International Startup Campus. (By Festival team)

2024-05-15

Day 1-3: 24.-26.5.24 (Location: StadtLab Jena)

New home city, new business? 

→ At StadtLab, Löbderstraße 6, 07743 Jena

Target audience: International students interested in founding and international founders.

The Preschool is a three-day event for international founders in Jena, organised by Werkhaus Inklusion and Startup Migrants, in cooperation with the International Startup Campus and as part of the Born Global Startup Festival Week. Together with others, you will immerse yourself in the world of entrepreneurship and develop and test yourself and your startup idea. 

Find out more about Werkhaus: www.werkhausinklusion.de 

 

Planned Program for Preschool in Jena 

Friday 24th May
3:30 p.m. Warm Up & Networking
4:30 p.m. Local startup support ecosystem
5:00 p.m. Local Startup programs to join aker the Preschool
6:00 p.m. Workshop


Saturday  25th May
10:00 a.m. Coffee & Workshops
11:30 a.m. Founders Journey 
1:00 p.m. Workshop


Sunday 26th May
10:00 a.m. Workshop
11:30 a.m. Legal forms for founding in Germany
1:00 p.m. Workshops
3:00 p.m. Final Pitch

 

Information and registration for Preschool in Jena / May 24th-26th. 

 

Day 4: 27.5.24 Creative Career Development for Chinese students & graduates (Location: Jena)

We are delighted to invite you to our upcoming "Creative Career Development" workshop, hosted by China KooP and the International Startup Campus as part of the Born Global Startup Festival. The workshop is designed for Chinese students keen on discovering innovative career paths and entrepreneurial opportunities, particularly in Central Germany.

Workshop Details:
Time: 13-15:30

Location: Technologie- und Innovationspark Jena, Moritz-von-Rohr-Str. 1a

Language: EN/GER (Chinese if needed)

Workshop Overview:
The workshop is crafted to give you a space for idea exchange and assist you in founding and developing a creative career path - a career with a strong focus on the opportunities available in Central Germany and collaborative potentials with China. 

The workshop features an engaging session and will focus on how to implement your unique ideas in Germany through cooperation with China. Aim is to analyze ideas you have created during your (PhD) studies that could be formed to a project or to identify gaps in the market and identify Chinese products and innovations that could be successful in Germany and vice versa. An essential component of our workshop is the introduction to the Design Thinking process, a powerful tool for innovation. This user-centric approach begins with empathizing with user needs and challenges, then clearly defining the problem. From there, you will learn to ideate creative solutions, develop prototypes, and test these solutions to refine them into viable products. This structured process not only enhances creative problem-solving skills but also aims to transform abstract ideas into actionable and marketable products, providing a practical framework for initiating successful careers in academia or a company or event build your own startup.


Information and registration

 

Day 4: 27.5.24 Creative Career Development for Internationals (Location: Jena)

Open Panel & Workshop


Time: 15:30-18:00

Location: Technologie- und Innovationspark Jena, Moritz-von-Rohr-Str. 1a

Language: English

Target group: Internationals interested in promoting their own projects and founding a startup as a career option

 

Impulses & discussion

  • How makeathons stimulate an entrepreneurial mindset - Intro to challenges and ideas from the EC2U Makeathon
  • Example: How to participate in future makeathons
  • Impulse from a startup - insights and learnings on their path
  • Networking

Information and registration for Creative Career Options in Jena / May 27th.

 

Day 5: 28.5.24 Empowering Internationals to Create Startups in Germany (Location: Leipzig)

 

→ Plagwitzer Markthalle, Markranstädter Str. 8 04229 Leipzig

AGENDA

4:30 PM
Check-In & Registration

5:00 PM
Opening and greetings
Prof. Dr. Utz Dornberger (Director of the SEPT Competence Center), Prof. Dr. Mathias Middell (Vice-Rector for Campus Development, Leipzig University)

5:10 PM
Inspirational talks & panel discussion
with international founders: Takahashi Akiko (Akiko Vegan Ice cream), Dr. Luis Bernal (Realists Training Technologies), Dr. med. Dilan Sinem Sert (SEDIDOC)

6:00 PM
PARALLEL INFO-SESSIONS

Session 1: Administrative & legal aspects for creating a business or becoming solo-entrepreneurs in Germany
Johannes Göckeritz & Christian Hauke (Leipzig University)

Session 2: Mastering funding: Public programs and hacks for successful applications
Christian Scheffler (SMILE) & Elisa Türpe (SMILE, EXIST-Women)

Session 3: From concept to creation: Prototyping opportunities in Leipzig
Markus Maier (Gründungsküche - SMILE), Dr. Alireza Ansari (Process Living Lab - iN4iN), Mehrab Moradi Nasrabadi (Makerspace - Startbahn 13)

7:00 PM
Official launch of the "Co-founder platform"

7:20 PM
International Innovators Award ceremony
Category: International Startup Team from Asia & Africa, Category: Successful Startup in Central Germany

7:45-11:00 PM
Networking & summer party (music, free food & drinks), Musical Performance

Information and registration for Empowering Internationals to Create Startups in Germany in Leipzig / May 28th.

Day 6-7: 29.-30.5. MACHN Festival (Leipzig)

MACHN Festival (Leipzig) - For Tech, Business & Art

→ At Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei, Leipzig

This festival celebrates machine innovation and hardware networking, offering unique insights into the future of tech-driven enterprises.

Join us at our booth at MACHN Festival and live up to an exciting meetup with startups from Central Germany.

 

For more Info

Information for the MACHN Festival / May 29-30th. 

We have a limited amount of tickets.

Day 8-9: 4-5 June

Networking with Japanese Corporates & Startups

Connect with Japanese corporates and present your innovations to an international audience. Networking and matching sessions will be held in English.

Goals:

  • Strategic Partnerships: Network with decision-makers from Japanese companies seeking new technologies and ideas. 
  • Discover collaboration opportunities.
  • Market Information: Gain insights into Japanese market trends to refine your strategies. 
  • Engage in valuable conversations.
  • Pitch Opportunity: 5-minute pitch presentations and individual matchmaking.

 

Your participation:


Please send us a brief expression of interest along with a letter of motivation or some background information about your experience working with Japanese companies. 

If you would like to pitch, kindly include a pitch deck. 

The sooner we receive these, the better we can facilitate meaningful discussions.

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

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

JoinWorkshop
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
27-05-2024 | 15:30–18:00
Deadline: 26-05-2024

Born Global Startup Festival'24 - Creative career development for Internationals (Impulses & discussion)

JoinEvent/Festival | Networking | Workshop
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
28-05-2024 | 10:00–22:00

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

JoinWorkshop | Event/Festival | Matching | Networking
Participants can look forward to an exciting program featuring successful international founders from Leipzig sharing their entrepreneurial experiences in Germany during an inspiring panel discussion. Three parallel sessions will cover legal aspects of starting a business, funding programs, and prototyping opportunities in Central Germany. Additionally, we will celebrate the launch of the Co-Founder Platform.
International Startup Campus
Präsenz: Leipzig
EN
29-05-2024 | 10:00 – 30-05-2024 | 18:40

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

JoinEvent/Festival | Diskussion | Feedback | Informationsveranstaltung | Networking | Workshop
Meet us and startups from our sphere @MACHN Festival at our booth!This festival celebrates machine innovation and hardware networking, offering unique insights into the future of tech-driven enterprises.
International Startup Campus
Präsenz: Leipzig
EN | DE
03-06-2024 | 11:30 – 23-12-2024 | 13:00

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

LearnBeratung | Informationsveranstaltung | Feedback
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
04-06-2024 | 15:00–18:00

Connect & Innovate: Building German-Japanese strategic partnerships

JoinDiskussion | Informationsveranstaltung | Matching | Networking | Präsentation
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
06-06-2024 | 14:00–13:00

Japan meets Thuringia (in Erfurt)

JoinMatching | Networking | Präsentation
Eight Japanese startups from the areas of MedTech, AI and Manufacturing accept the invitation to Thuringia. The young companies are looking for cooperation partners and customers. At this event you will introduce yourself to interested companies with a short pitch. The cooperation between International Startup Campus, LEG and Start2-Group offers an information event followed by matching.
International Startup Campus
Präsenz:
EN
12-06-2024 | 14:00–16:00

Gründungssprechstunde - Born Global Talk

JoinBeratung | Feedback | Informationsveranstaltung
Are you looking for alternative career options or would you like to discuss initial startup ideas? Discover the diverse possibilities of the support landscape in Jena, Central Germany and worldwide.This consultation hour is an offer of the K1 start-up counselling and the International Startup Campus of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena and is aimed at (international) students, doctoral candidates and researchers.
International Startup Campus
Präsenz: Jena
EN | DE
13-06-2024 | 13:30–16:30

Freelancing in Germany

LearnInformationsveranstaltung | Workshop
The seminar will cover applying for a tax number, registering with relevant institutions, and understanding different taxes. It will also provide information on the small business regulation ("Kleinunternehmerregelung") and issuing correct invoices. Additionally, support options like "Gründungszuschuss" and other federal and state funding will be presented. The seminar will be held at Ritterstr. 12 in room 206.
SMILE
Präsenz: Leipzig
EN
17-06-2024 | 11:30–13:00

Self employment as a chance for international students

LearnInformationsveranstaltung | Workshop
You are (or were) an international student in Leipzig? Now you have a business idea, and you want to start a company or get self-employed? We will discuss in this session some legal issues concerning international students. At the same time, we develop a first business model for your idea and check the financing options.
SMILE
Präsenz: Leipzig
EN
02-07-2024 | 09:00 – 04-07-2024 | 14:00

Business Model Bootcamp 

LearnWorkshop | Beratung
Are you an aspiring entrepreneur ready to turn your business idea into a well-defined strategy? Join our intensive two-day Business Model Canvas Bootcamp on the 2nd and 4th of July and gain the tools and expertise to build a solid foundation for your business. This workshop will guide you through each component of the business model canvas, enabling you to identify key value propositions, analyze customer segments, revenue streams, and much more.
International Startup Campus
Präsenz: Leipzig
EN
11-07-2024 | 10:00–12:00

Grants and funding opportunities to kick-off your business idea in Germany 

LearnWorkshop | Beratung | Präsentation
Learn what public grants are available for your startup and what you need to apply for them successfully. Get an overview of possible combinations of a variety of funding opportunities. Different funding volumes for different projects are available on city-level, state-level and federal level, learn with us how to find and use them.
International Startup Office
Präsenz: Leipzig
EN
25-07-2024 | 15:00–16:30

Essential administrative aspects for setting up an import company in Germany

LearnBeratung | Präsentation
Are you interested in starting an import business in Germany? This workshop is designed to provide you with crucial insights into the legal and administrative aspects involved to set up an import company in Germany. This session provides you with insights and practical guidance on import procedures.
International Startup Campus
Online:
EN
14-08-2024 | 14:00–16:00

Gründungssprechstunde - Born Global Talk

JoinBeratung | Feedback | Informationsveranstaltung
Are you looking for alternative career options or would you like to discuss initial startup ideas? Discover the diverse possibilities of the support landscape in Jena, Central Germany and worldwide.This consultation hour is an offer of the K1 start-up counselling and the International Startup Campus of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena and is aimed at (international) students, doctoral candidates and researchers.
International Startup Campus
Präsenz: Jena
EN | DE
02-09-2024 | 00:00 – 12-09-2024 | 00:00
Deadline: 30-07-2024

Market Exploration Trip to Japan 2024 -1

ExploreBeratung | Diskussion | Event/Festival | Feedback | Informationsveranstaltung | Förderung | Messe | Networking | Präsentation | Workshop
We support you in establishing business relationships with Japanese corporates and you can apply for financial support for flights and accommodation on site.Identify potential customers, partners and suppliers in Japan and to get in touch with them on site. You will receive optional access to relevant information and workshops on the Japanese market, as well as exclusive access to networking events, trade shows and startup competitions.
International Startup Campus
Präsenz:
EN | DE
11-09-2024 | 14:00–16:00

Gründungssprechstunde - Born Global Talk

JoinBeratung | Feedback | Informationsveranstaltung
Are you looking for alternative career options or would you like to discuss initial startup ideas? Discover the diverse possibilities of the support landscape in Jena, Central Germany and worldwide.This consultation hour is an offer of the K1 start-up counselling and the International Startup Campus of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena and is aimed at (international) students, doctoral candidates and researchers.
International Startup Campus
Präsenz: Jena
EN | DE
12-09-2024 | 10:00 – 22-09-2024 | 16:00
Deadline: 30-06-2024

Market Exploration Trip to Vietnam 2024-2

ExploreBeratung | Event/Festival | Matching | Mentoring | Messe | Networking | Reise | Workshop | Qualifizierungsprogramm | Förderung
The ISC team organizes second market research trips to HCMC between 12th and 22nd of September 2024. The target group consists of start-ups who are interested in initiating business relationships with Vietnamese business partners, have clear business goals in Asia. The participating start-ups also receive financial support for the flights and hotel allowance from ISC.
International Startup Campus
Präsenz: u.a. Ho-Chi-Minh City
EN | DE
09-10-2024 | 14:00–16:00

Gründungssprechstunde - Born Global Talk

JoinBeratung | Feedback | Informationsveranstaltung
Are you looking for alternative career options or would you like to discuss initial startup ideas? Discover the diverse possibilities of the support landscape in Jena, Central Germany and worldwide.This consultation hour is an offer of the K1 start-up counselling and the International Startup Campus of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena and is aimed at (international) students, doctoral candidates and researchers.
International Startup Campus
Präsenz: Jena
EN | DE
13-11-2024 | 14:00–16:00

Gründungssprechstunde - Born Global Talk

JoinBeratung | Feedback | Informationsveranstaltung
Are you looking for alternative career options or would you like to discuss initial startup ideas? Discover the diverse possibilities of the support landscape in Jena, Central Germany and worldwide.This consultation hour is an offer of the K1 start-up counselling and the International Startup Campus of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena and is aimed at (international) students, doctoral candidates and researchers.
International Startup Campus
Präsenz: Jena
EN | DE
11-12-2024 | 14:00–16:00

Gründungssprechstunde - Born Global Talk

JoinBeratung | Feedback | Informationsveranstaltung
Are you looking for alternative career options or would you like to discuss initial startup ideas? Discover the diverse possibilities of the support landscape in Jena, Central Germany and worldwide.This consultation hour is an offer of the K1 start-up counselling and the International Startup Campus of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena and is aimed at (international) students, doctoral candidates and researchers.
International Startup Campus
Präsenz: Jena
EN | DE
2024-05-15