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J-CUB Start-Up option for students


Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? If so, Jacobs University’s Start-Up program is here to support you in evaluating and developing your business idea.
Jacobs University’s students are creative, forward thinking and driven. These qualities combined with a very concentrated know how and an international student body result in an unappalled start-up potential on our campus in Bremen. 
Our J-CUB option taps into this talent by supporting students to develop their business initiative from idea to market launch. 
We welcome students from all degrees and all study programs (BA, MA and PhD) who are curious and want to explore and develop a start-up. 



We offer business guidance, events, matching and networking opportunities with mentors and local business people, support entering competitions and soliciting grants.

Our service offerings include:

  • Business development workshops & events
  • Legal workshops (company formation)
  • Tax & accounting workshops
  • Co-working office space on our campus for students only
  • Mentorship from experienced business professionals
  • Guidance applying for competitions, early funding opportunities & other grants


There are two ways of participating in the program:

  • BA students from all Bachelor study programs have the opportunity to work on their business idea in the 4th and 5th semester of their studies.
  • Master or PhD students work on their business ideas parallel to their studies.


Entry to our program is by application only. Here is what you need to do:

  • Contact Prof. Dr. Tilo Halaszovich or Paloma Gutiérrez Keever (start-up [at] to arrange a meeting to discuss your start-up idea in an informal setting. This meeting is compulsory.
  • After the meeting, we will ask you to write a short application. We will provide you a template to fill in.
  •  You will receive a response by email within 2 weeks after your application was submitted.


Our University is part of the BRIDGE partnership, a group of local universities supporting entrepreneurship. We share knowledge, expertise and contacts. Our common goal is to foster the start-up culture in our region through innovation, collaboration and to break sectoral and regional silos. Visit the BRIDGE website to find out more about the work of BRIDGE (in German) 


Startup Spirit at Jacobs University

Entrepreneurship, the Entrepreneurial Mindset, a startup culture: All of these terms apply to Jacobs University.