Advice for Startups

The startup initiative makes you fit to start your own company.

Our experts can answer a variety of questions:

    • general preliminary advice
    • funding options
    • financing
    • EXIST grants for startups

      The startup initiative works with various partners in the Esslingen-Goeppingen-Stuttgart area.

      You can contact the startup initiative by e-mail.

      Here you can also look for suitable mentors for your startup project.

      Entrepreneurs App

      Are you looking for co-founders, sponsors and projects in student networks?

      Starting up is a team sport! In the Entrepreneurs App you can find the right team for your idea! The app offers a secure space for you to share and find interesting and innovative projects.

      Here is how the Entrepreneurs-App works.

      More information on the App’s project website.

      Successful Examples

      Graduates of Esslingen University of Applied Sciences have already founded successful companies. Some best-practice examples include:


      Talentcube is an app to create video clip adverts that can be sent to potential employers immediately.


      Since 2015, rp-engineering has been developing and producing high-performance LED light sources with intelligent light adjustment and exceptionally high outputs for mobile use – including underwater.
      The startup was awarded the Baden-Wuerttemberg Startup Prize in 2017 - among other honours.

      Apply for summer semester 2020!

      Apply Online until January 15th 2020

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