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J-CUB START-UP OPTION FOR STUDENTS

START YOUR OWN BUSINESS

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 the perfect ecosystem to develop your business idea 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 take their business ideas to the next level.

 

WHAT IS IN THERE FOR YOU

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

  • Business development workshops & events
  • Company formation and legal workshop
  • 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
 

WHO IS IT FOR?

We welcome all students regardless of their study program. Is you have a business idea, we want to here for you. The J-CUB is open for the following student groups:

  • 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. You must contact us during your 3rd semester.
  • Master or PhD students work on their business ideas in parallel to their studies.
 

HOW TO APPLY

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

  • Contact Prof. Dr. Tilo Halaszovich or Paloma Gutiérrez Keever by email (start-up [at] jacobs-university.de) to arrange a meeting to discuss your start-up idea in an informal setting. This meeting is compulsory. If you are a Bachelor student, you must contact us during the 3rd semester.
  • After the meeting, we will ask you to write a short application. We will provide you a template for you to fill in.
  • You will receive a response and next step instructions by email within 2 weeks after your application was submitted.
 

BRIDGE PARTNERSHIP

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 the Bremen region through innovation, collaboration and breaking sectoral and regional silos.
Visit the BRIDGE website to find out more about the work of BRIDGE (in German)