Your first steps to founding a company

Have you got a business plan and want to know whether it has potential? o you want to find out whether you can make your ideas a reality and whether you can finance them? Do you want to exchange ideas with other startup entrepreneurs who want to support you with founding your own company?

At the Center for Entrepreneurship, we act as a helping hand to assist you with every step on the way to successfully founding a company.

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Consultation from our team

You don’t know what to do next. You just want some advice about what’s actually feasible and the steps you need to take. Get in touch with us and we’ll help you to structure your startup plan.

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Support from mentors

n addition to financial support, we offer a platform for exchange which extends far beyond the Neckar-Alb region in south-western Germany. We offer contacts with mentors, experienced entrepreneurs and investors who would be delighted to speak with you about your business plan, use their experience to assist you and maybe help you to make a decision or two.

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Application support

We will also help you to make funding applications, whether through the EXIST, Junge Innovatoren(“Young Innovators”) or Mensch-Technik-Interaktion(“Human-Technology Interaction”) support programmes

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Financial consultancy

So you’ve got your idea – but you don’t have any money in the bank? Kreissparkasse Reutlingen offers free financial consultancy for your business plan, among other areas, and supports you with its expertise in financial matters.

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“Gründen ist einfach” – the sponsorship of the Kreissparkasse Reutlingen

Kreissparkasse Reutlingen supports chosen founding intentions of students or graduates of Reutlingen University with one-time grants, scholarships or prize money. Funds can be made available for prototyping, validating business models (e.g. landing pages or similar), participation at startup events and much more besides. A business relation with the Kreisssparkasse Reutlingen is required (business current account).
However, financial expenses which cannot be clearly attributed to your startup are not eligible for this funding, e.g. purchasing a laptop.

Our team of start-up consultants is happy to answer questions about the application for permit. The application documents are also to be found here.

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Legal/tax/patent consultancy

Do you have specific questions about your terms and conditions, envisaged brand or the legal cover you require? We offer contacts with IT lawyers, patent advisers and tax consultants who can provide a free-of-charge initial consultation and support you with all of the legal matters involved in business startups.

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First Step Container of Stadt Reutlingen


We offer workplaces in our containers free of charge. In exchange for a small deposit of €50, you can have 24/7 access to a space with your own small kitchenette.

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Support from our student helpers

Our team of student helpers is a multi-skilled crew from all faculty areas who would be pleased to assist you with your business plan. Need IT support? Two IT students are our most recent additions to the team. They can advise you on many topics, including how to set up a website or an app prototype. ust get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to pass you on to them!
Reutlingen University is an AWS partner, which means that you can receive an AWS Starter Pack free of charge!

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Cloud service

Reutlingen University is an AWS partner, which means that you can receive an AWS Starter Pack free of charge through us.

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No, we don’t offer any IT specialists who will develop your app free of charge. However, we can help you with your search for IT support and networking. Our most useful resources in this area are our elective modules, seminars and events, which include “Start-up Night” and talks by entrepreneurs. After all, any old IT specialist won’t do, they have to be the right fit.

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Pioniergarten Verbundprojekt der Hochschule Reutlingen und Hochschule für Forstwirtschaft Rottenburg

Interesting links for entrepreneurs

Do you want more information about founding a business? Then check out our partner website “Pioniergarten”.

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