Founding a start-up

Start-up support and advice at the faculty and the university

The University of Göttingen welcomes and supports start-ups by its students, graduates and academic staff.

The central point of contact for future company founders is the University's start-up support service. At the faculty level, the respective start-up commissioners provide support.

At our faculty, Prof. Dr. Stefan Dierkes is the first point of contact for start-up ideas. He refers those interested in founding a company to the university's start-up support and, in close coordination with the staff there, accompanies the first steps on the path from the idea to implementation.

"It makes sense to start your own business or work on an idea during your studies, because you learn an incredible amount about yourself and your professional career. And the social pressure is not there yet, so you can try out a lot. In addition, we were able to combine the theoretical content of our study programme with practical experience."

Melvyn Wittwer and Michael Noack, founders of inkster

Transfer & Startup Hub University of Göttingen

The University's start-up support is part of the Transfer & Startup Hub University of Göttingen. The Transfer & Startup Hub is the central contact point for students, scientists, professors, employees and alumni of the University of Göttingen on the topics of innovation, knowledge and technology transfer as well as entrepreneurship.

Do you have a promising business idea or are you interested in the topic of founding a company? The University's start-up support accompanies you on your way to self-employment and support you with advice, funding, qualification formats and network contacts.

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Transfer & Startup Hub

Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Tel. +49 (0)551 39-25161