EXIST Gründerstipendium
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EXIST Business Start-up Grant

As the official start-up network of the University of Potsdam and its affiliated institutes and research institutions, we support start-up teams with innovative business ideas in applying for and receiving an EXIST start-up grant. The one-year scholarship is granted for up to three team members and includes, in addition to monthly payments, further material and coaching resources for required investments and consulting services.

Specifically, we support, among other things ...

  • in the validation of the business idea with regard to the level of innovation
  • in finding a suitable team constellation
  • in the selection of a mentor at the University of Potsdam
  • with the application including a 25-page idea paper
  • in the administrative implementation of the project (e.g. payment of grants, procurement processes, etc.)
  • in the search for and selection of follow-up funding opportunities
  • through office and meeting spaces
  • through participation in suitable trade fairs in Germany and Europe
  • with intensive 1-to-1 support and regular exchange with other EXIST teams in our monthly EXIST-Jour Fixe.
  • by networking with relevant network partners and investors

For more information on the conditions and requirements of an EXIST-Gründerstipendium, we recommend taking a look at the official website: https://www.exist.de/EN/Programme/EXIST-Business-Startup-Grant/content.html

Curious? Then please feel free to make an appointment for an initial consultation via our contact form!