START-UP DAYS 2022

Join us in Bonn 27th and 28th September 2022 when the four major non-university research institutions – Leibniz Association, Fraunhofer Society, Helmholtz Association and Max Planck Society – jointly celebrate the tenth succession of their Start-up Days. Get coached by experienced experts in workshops and receive important input on all aspects of founding a company from inspiring personalities from the start-up scene. The Start-up Days offer you the opportunity to network with entrepreneurs from non-university research institutions and to revel in becoming a founder.

Venue

Universitätsclub Bonn e. V.
Konviktstr. 9
53113 Bonn

Agenda

Conference language: German (with the exception of one interactive workshop)

 

Date:
27. September 2022

From 10:00
Registration

10:30 - 10:45
Welcome & introduction

  • Christine Wennrich, Leibniz Association
  • Julian Alexandrakis, Helmholtz Association
  • Andreas Aepfelbacher, Fraunhofer Venture
  • Sebastian Meyer-Borchert, Max Planck Innovation


10:45 - 11:30
Keynote Speech
Dr. Christian Rauch
Founder and Managing Director STATE Studio

11:30 - 12:30
Introductions
Presentation of participants and start-up ideas

Group A
Christine Wennrich & Angelika Daniel
Leibniz Association

Group B
Julian Alexandrakis
Helmholtz Association

Group C
Andreas Aepfelbacher & Susanne Weber
Fraunhofer Venture

Group D
Sebastian Meyer-Borchert & Elke Heller
Max Planck Innovation

12:30 - 13:30
Lunch

13:30 - 15:45
The ABC of Founding
Parallel Sessions

13:30 - 14:15
Session I
Business Plan Competitions and Awards
Marco Winzer
HTGF

Session II
Business Model Development with Lean Startup
Madeleine Krenzlin, Exzellenz Start-up Center, University of Cologne

14:15 - 15:00
Session I

Marketing, Communication and Social Media
Mihnea Vlad
Fraunhofer AHEAD

Session II
Financing and Finance Planning

Sebastian Meyer-Borchert
Max Planck Innovation

15:00 - 15:45
Session I
Network - Create an online Platform and then it works? Nearly!
A little Introduction
Christian Lüdemann
Fraunhofer PR-Network/Communication

Session II
What Investors want
Dr. Nikolaus Raupp
HTGF

15:45 - 16:15
Coffee Break

16:15 - 17:15
Parallel Sessions
First steps and spin-off support in the research institutions

  • Angelika Daniel, Leibniz Association
  • Julian Alexandrakis, Helmholtz Association
  • Andreas Aepfelbacher, Fraunhofer Venture
  • Sebastian Meyer-Borchert, Max Planck Innovation

16:15 - 17:15
Panel Discussion
Moderation: Andreas Aepfelbacher & Sebastian Meyer-Borchert

Founders of the respective Organizations report on their Experiences

  • Leibniz Association:
    Dr. Slim Chiha
    Prosion GmbH
  • Helmholtz Association:
    N.N.
  • Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft:
    Jochen Schon
    Convit GmbH
  • Max Planck Society:
    Dr. Moritz Horn
    Acus Laboratories GmbH

Fron 19:00
Rhine shipping

 

Date:
28. September 2022

09:00 - 09:15
Short Lecture
The Challenge of Start-up Financing

Dr. Marcel Bücker
Founder and Managing Director
Evolime GmbH

09:15 - 10:15
Presentation of Funding and Financing Options
Pitches from sponsors and financiers (15 minutes each)

  • High-Tech Gründerfonds
  • EXIST-Gründungsförderung
  • NRW.BANK Förderbank für Nordrhein-Westfalen
  • Stadt Bonn

10:15 - 11:00
Speed D​dating with Start-up and Financing Experts

11:00 - 12:30
Interactive Practical Workshops Part I

  • Intellectual Property for Start-ups
    Dr. Julia Linke
    Kalluweit und Uhlemann, Patentanwälte
  • Pitch Training
    Young Entrepreneurs in Science (YES) / Falling Walls Foundation
  • Understanding my user´s needs Value Proposition Design
    Shamira Miller
    Strategyzer, Head of Business Development
    (in English)
  • Business modelling with Business Canvas
    Leonard Rinser
    Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, AHEAD

12:30 - 13:30
Lunch& Networking

13:30 - 15:30
Interactive Practical Workshops Part II
Fortsetzung

15:45 - 16:30
Final Highlight

From 16:30
Coffee, Beer und Exchange

From 17:00
Departure

 

Registration

Register here using the online form of the Leibniz Association.

Contact

If you have any questions about the event, please get in touch with your organization’s contact person:

Leibniz Association
Christine Wennrich
Stabsstelle Leibniz-Transfer
Chausseestraße 111
10115 Berlin
Phone: +49 30 206049-310
wennrich@leibniz-gemeinschaft.de

Helmholtz Association
Julian Alexandrakis
Transfer und Innovation
Anna-Louisa-Karsch-Straße 2
10178 Berlin
Phone: +49 30 206 329-77
julian.alexandrakisl@helmholtz.de

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
Susanne Weber
Fraunhofer Venture
Hansastraße 27c
80686 Munich
Phone: +49 89 1205-4502
susanne.weber@zv.fraunhofer.de

Max Planck Society
Sebastian Meyer-Borchert
Max Planck Innovation GmbH
Amalienstraße 33
80799 Munich
Phone: +49 89 29 0919-42
meyer-borchert@max-planck-innovation.de

Elke Heller
Max Planck Innovation GmbH
Amalienstraße 33
80799 Munich
Phone: +49 89 29 0919-25
heller@max-planck-innovation.de

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