Prof. Dr. Michael Roos, Apl. Prof. Dr. Nicola Werbeck, Dr. Anna Talmann, Dr. Fabian Schmitz, Lea Decker, Nicholas Schmidt
Climate change, the traffic jam on the A43 or simply the smartphone whose battery always runs out at the wrong time? No matter what problem you have always wanted to solve – show us your idea and awaken the entrepreneur in you!
Whether flyer, poster or idea sketch, there are no limits to your imagination. Send us a powerful presentation of your start-up idea and win 1,500 euros! In addition, you will get the opportunity to show your best in a creative video pitch of 2-3 minutes. Send us an appealing video and use the opportunity to prove that your idea should be funded!
08.09.2021, 11:59 p.m.: Deadline for registration (via email@example.com)
10.09.2021, 10:00 a.m.: Kick-off event; start of the “Entrepreneurial Idea Competition
08.10.2021, 10:00 a.m.: Interim meeting; presentation of interim results, clarification of open questions
28.11.2021, 11:59 p.m.: Closing date for competition entries
03.12.2021, afternoon: Award ceremony and prize-giving for up to five best ideas (time to be announced)
The organisers reserve the right to cancel the competition without giving reasons. Participants have no claim to a specific prize.
For several years, the Ruhr-Universität Bochum has been pursuing the promotion of entrepreneurship activities in the university context. In cooperation with the Santander Bank, the Faculty of Economics can make a major contribution to this. This is because, with the help of “Santander Universities”, the faculty is expanding the excellent training as well as the awarding opportunities of scholarships for students throughout the university who are interested in founding a company, in order to improve access to ongoing training programmes and international exchange. Student start-up initiatives are supported in general and in particular through the integration and publication of individual funding projects.
Due to the Corona pandemic, the planned award of scholarships for participation in a two-week workshop at Babson College (USA) in the field of entrepreneurship could not take place so far. Alternatively, however, the Faculty of Business and Economics initiated a series of successful measures and events to support as many students as possible even during the pandemic, to strengthen start-up interest and initiatives in times of contact restrictions and to offer students a (start-up) perspective. The various activities that have already been carried out within the framework of the cooperation can be found here:
Our winning projects from the first round of the competition:
Continuous support by the hired support staff:
"This year's Spring School Digitalisation and Entrepreneurship was a great experience for me. An intensive week with very interesting guest lectures, a lot of important input and insights into the start-up scene. Through the extensive supervision, we managed to create a successful pitch in just one week and make recommendations for action to the start-up we worked with. Through this practical relevance, we were also able to take away important insights for our personal careers. The peer learning lightened up the whole atmosphere in the seminar, as all questions could be discussed openly with the students. Overall, I would highly recommend this seminar to anyone who wants to start up or sees themselves in a start-up later on."
"For me, peer learning was a great experience. It was nice to see how students could neglect the inhibitions that exist towards lecturers and how a dialogue could develop so much more easily. It was also much easier for me to gain exciting insights into group dynamics and to take away some new insights myself. That motivates me immensely!"
"Being involved in the design and delivery of a university module allows me as a student to better understand the scope and responsibility behind it and at the same time it is an exciting and enriching experience for all groups involved in the module."
"So far, I only knew the university modules from the perspective of a student. Through the peer learning concept, I have been able to delve much deeper into the subject matter and have been able to develop my presentation style a good deal through the presentations we gave in preparation for the module as well as in the Spring School itself."
"The Spring School was very exciting and instructive for me.
In the course of the intensive development of the course and the contents, it was possible for me to gain a well-founded examination of the subject areas. Through peer learning, I was able to interact with the participants on a very collegial level, so that vivid results could be generated."
"They were intensive days with a great increase in knowledge. The Spring School offered a great opportunity to put theoretical knowledge into practice. The participants learned a lot about entrepreneurship in a short time and were able to work in small groups on projects of the participating practice partners. The joint exchange with the students on the different topics was great fun."