Start-ups emerging from Academia


The BMWi supports students, graduates and scientists in their ideas and implementation of technology and knowledge-based start-ups. In this context, EXIST supports aspiring start-ups at public and private universities. Tache aim is to promote a lively and sustainable start-up culture at German universities, colleges and research institutions.

     EXIST V – International Entrepreneurship

International Entrepreneurship offers the opportunity to establish a start-up within an international setting. Students, researchers or employees who are interested in founding a company are given
access to business and technical know-how to advance their business idea or to define a business model for their ongoing research.




     Our EXIST V-Team 

Project Manager

Prof. Dr. Reza Asghari

Project Coordinator

Christopher Dormeier

Vice Project Coordinator

Mathis Vetter

Entrepreneurship Summer School and Start-Up Camp

Leonhard Voß

Events and Network, Online-Incubation

Moritz Birkelbach


Sophie Bente

International Coordination and Start-Up Coaching

Antonia Hemling

EXIST-Fund Application Coach

Christian Stascheit


Desiree Schober

     EXIST- Fund Application

You have an innovative idea and want to start up? You need support with the further development? Would you like to find out about funding opportunities within the framework of EXIST?

Then contact us!

Christian Stascheit

     EXIST- History