The HNU Founders Space is celebrating its two-year anniversary – and has every reason to celebrate: Since opening in October 2021, over 200 productive founders have benefited from the diverse offerings. There are currently 50 creative minds working on their projects in the Founders Space, and many more are guests at networking events and workshops.
The Founders Space celebrated its anniversary at the beginning of October with 200 partners, founders and supporters. After the welcome from Prof. Dr. Thomas Bayer, head of Founders Space, and his deputy Martin Schwarz looked back on the highlights of the past two years. With culinary catering from the Pacifico food truck and music from DJ jakenotgreat, there was the opportunity for relaxed networking and exchange.
The goal of the Founders Space when it opened was to create an innovative space for ideas, start-up projects and an exchange at eye level that is open to anyone interested in starting a business. This was successful: The highlights include offers such as start-up advice, coaching, start-up talks, startup dinners and workshops. According to the motto “No idea is too unusual”, the employees of the Founders Space continuously support all students, alumni and employees of the HNU who are interested in starting a business, as well as their external cooperation partners and co-founders.
“If a space like the Founders Space didn’t exist, you would have to invent it.”
“These two years have flown by!” summed up Prof. Thomas Bayer. “The Founders Space has now established itself as a central meeting point for innovative projects in the city, region and beyond. With our co-working options, we not only offer the perfect working environment, but also the ideal setting for exchange and networking. Our numerous offers and events also help companies such as Unbound Camper, OSORA, Workonio and Earth-Y to win over competitions and investors.”
“If a space like the Founders Space didn’t exist, you would have to invent it,” said Neu-Ulm’s mayor Katrin Albsteiger. “In this short time, they have achieved more than one could expect from a center for innovative start-up ideas. Over the course of the two years, some start-ups from the Founders Space have proven to be particularly successful and have attracted a lot of national attention. The various events regularly attract start-ups and investors from both the region and nationally to the HNU and the Founders Space. Cooperations with regional companies and organizations strengthen innovative strength and create synergies that radiate far beyond the borders of Neu-Ulm. I would therefore like to thank the founders and especially Prof. Dr. Thomas Bayer and his team.”
The Founders Space is part of the StartUpLab@FH project at Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences and is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as part of the “Research at Universities of Applied Sciences” program (measure “StartUpLab@FH”, funding reference 13 FH021SU8).