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Centre for Business Creation / Zentrum für Unternehmengründung

The Centre for Business Creation (Zentrum für Unternehmensgründung (ZUg))
at the Bielefeld University supports students, graduates, scientists and administration members in their endeavour to create a business start up. Its main focus is directed at maximising the value of research results and scientific developments and to transition them into a marketable product or service.


Counseling sessions

    Candidates who intend to start up a business
    can make an appointment for a preliminary
    consultation. In the first session the counselors
    will evaluate the market-value and realization
    of the business concept. Through
    comprehensive advice, constant revaluation
    and feedback from external mentors,
    candidates will develop a fully functional
                                                                          business plan. The counseling sessions are
                                                                          cost-free and completely confidential.


The first steps for a business creation

    Furthermore the Centre for Business Creation
    offers additional training opportunities, work-
    shops and cooperations to further strengthen
    the entrepreneurial soft- and hard skills.




Funding and financial support

    The consultants of the Centre for Business
    Creation will also support start up
    entrepreneurs in searching and applying for
    funding scholarships like the EXIST-Gründer-
    stipendium and EXIST-Forschungstranfer.




Regional networks

    Due to the strong start-up network "it's owl"
    the Centre for Business Creation can also
    provide contacts to regional companies,
    institutions and mentors.




The Centre for Business Creation receives academic support from the Chair of Innovation and Technology Management of the Faculty for Business Administration and Economics.



Managing Director

Dr. Daniela Rassau
tel.: +49 521 106-3950
fax: +49 521 106-6445
office: U7-145 (main university building)
consultation: mondays 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

If you would like to have an appointment on a different day, please send us an e-mail.


Start Up Consultant

Dipl. Reg.-Wiss. Lukas Gawor
tel.: +49 521 106-4184
fax: +49 521 106-6445
office: U7-135 (main university building)
consultation: Please send me an e-mail for an individual appointment.


Members of ZUg-advisory board:

Prof. Dr. Martin Egelhaaf, Prof. Dr. Christian Stummer (Research Director),
Prof. Dr. Thomas Noll und Prof. Dr. Dieter Timmermann.