Berlin is THE start-up capital in Germany and a start-up hot spot in Europe. Photonics and other Deep Technologies are strong in Berlin but starting a company in such a high tech field still remains challenging. With the start-up program we want to inform PhD students, PhDs and Post Docs in Photonics and other deep tech from Berlin that starting a company is possible and can be fun too. The start-up ecosystem in Berlin nowadays is highly professionalized and holds ample opportunities for those who dare… We invite start-ups, established companies, Business Angels and VCs as well as law firms and university support structures to the Seminar to present their cases, challenges and lessens learned and to indicate support opportunities.
Date: Winter semester 2020/21, Thursday, 16:00 - 18:00, start date 29. October, last date 11. February
Venue: Online seminar format due to corona-situation; once possible changing locations
Confirmed presentations so far: Dr. Frank Lerch (OpTecBB), Prof. David Mendlovic (TAU), Dr. Tobias Müller (AIXEMTEC GmbH), Gernot Berger (High-Tech Gründerfonds Management GmbH), Gerrit Rössler (Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie), Thomas Rützel (Fielmann Ventures), Andreas Umbach (AUCCEPT GmbH)
Cost: no charge, participation limited to Berlin and Brandenburg based PhD students and Post-Docs