International Entrepreneurship

Online Incubation

Our Online-Incubation is a free Program that will help you to get a head start with your business idea.  We will help you to create an individual, sustainable business model with mentorships beginning with your idea until the successful exit of your business.

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Hadi Ghorashi

October 25th, 2023

Founderstalk with Hadi Ghorashi 

Hadi Ghorashi is CEO and founder of leanact. His start-up, the Braunschweig-based IT company leanact, was founded in 2016. leanact develops software for municipalities and public institutions.

In the Founderstalk, he will share his journey from the idea to the launch of his startup and talk about his experiences. 

The Founderstalk with Hadi Ghorashi will take place online in English on October 25, 2023 from 1 – 2 pm.

November 14th, 2023

Founderstalk with Dr. Ing.  Jan-Phillip Mai

Dr. -Ing. Jan-Philipp Mai is a start-up fundraising expert & strategist and CEO of JPM Silicon. The company JPM Silicon develops and implements technologies for the production, refinement and recycling of silicon with the goal of being able to produce CO2-neutral silicon in the long-term. 

The lecture will take place on November 14th, 2023 from 1 to 2 pm. in English.

The event is free of charge. We ask for registration using the following link.


November 29th 2023

Engineering Design Workshop – Design creative Solution to different Problems

Engineers create solutions today for the challenges of tomorrow. Participate in the Engineering Design Workshop and discover modern approaches to product development. In this Workshop your get an overview on methods and tools of design and systems engineering with real-world applications.

The workshop will be held online and in English on November 29th 2023 from 2pm to 4pm.

The workshop referent is Dr. Ing. Weijun Lu.

We ask for registration under the following link.

Sentices GmbH

Postponed to: Postponed to: February 28th 2024

Founderstalk with Dr. Ing. Michael Demes (Sentices)

Dr. Michael Demes founded Sentics GmbH in 2020 together with Sebastian Bienia after they met during their doctoral studies in production engineering at TU Braunschweig. During this time, they developed their idea together and are now alumni of the International Entrepreneurship Summer School.

Sentics GmbH, based near Wolfsburg, has developed the first optical real-time localisation system that can be used to locate objects in an industrial environment in compliance with data protection regulations. With this, they want to make industry safer and more productive at the same time.

The Founderstalk will take place online and in English on 6th December 2023 from 1 to 2 pm.

We ask for registration under the following link.


January 24th 2024

Founderstalk with Dr. Ing. Lennart Weiß (Kleos)

In his lecture, Dr Lennart Weiß talks about founding a deep-tech start-up in Germany. The main topics are bootstrapping, part-time founding, founding and family, the difference between science and start-ups and his own learnings.

The Founderstalk will take place on 24 January from 1 to 2 p.m. in English.

Please register at this link.

Heylogin Dominik

February 14th 2024

Founderstalk with Dr Dominik Schürmann (heylogin)

Dr Dominik Schürmann is CEO & Co-Founder of the start-up heylogin. In an interactive presentation, he will provide insights into heylogin’s rocky road to a functioning go-to-market strategy. Among other things, he will address the questions of why an initial product-led growth strategy did not work and what Founders-Led Sales and Growth actually means.

The Founderstalk will take place on 14 February 2024 from 1 to 2 pm in English.

Please register at this link.



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Moritz Birkelbach studied industrial engineering (B.Sc.) at the University of Applied Sciences Wedel, at the Dogus University Istanbul and at the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen. He completed his master's degree in technology-oriented management (M.Sc.) at the Technical University of Braunschweig, focusing on mechanical engineering as well as marketing and innovation management.
During his studies, he worked for Volkswagen AG and the Center for Performance Management GmbH, among others. Moritz also worked as a lecturer for marketing management at the Teutloff Academy in adult education.During his studies, he was able to collect founding experience at various start-ups ranging from college clothing and accessories to pet food.
Since March 2014 he has been working at the Entrepreneurship Hub and since July 2020 he has been a research assistant in the externally funded project EXIST-Potentiale "International überzeugen". In this project he is responsible for online incubation.

Christian Stascheit studied industrial engineering and mechanical engineering at the TU Braunschweig. After a year abroad in Valencia, during which he completed an Erasmus semester and a project semester, he wrote his master’s thesis in a specially initiated cooperation between the Institute of Machine Tools and Manufacturing Technology (IWF) at TU Braunschweig and the Institute of Energy Engineering (IIE) at the Polytechnic University of Valencia. For this purpose, he founded a small business in which he worked on the master’s thesis and on other national and international projects.

Antonia Hemling holds an undergraduate degree in Economics and Politics from the University of Sheffield and a Master’s degree in Political Behaviour from the University of Essex. She has attended postgraduate courses at LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome as well as the University of Hamburg. Here she gained further qualifications in the field of Occupational Psychology and Management.

Ms Hemling has extensive experience as a career coach, specialising in career entry planning for young academics. As a lecturer she teaches courses in key career competencies that can be directly applied to real world working environments.

At the Entrepreneurship Hub her focus is on building international cooperations and working with international student teams.

Christopher Dormeier is a Research Associate at Entrepreneurship Hub. Prior to his employment at TU Braunschweig and Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences, he received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. industrial engineering focusing on mechanical engineering from TU Braunschweig. He then worked as a Visiting Researcher at UC Berkeley’s Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (SCET).

Christopher is the coordinator of the federally funded Exist Project “Intekno – International Entrepreneurship”.

His current research focus, therefore, lays on Business Model Innovation in the context of circular economy, product-service-systems and digitalization through collaboration. Hereby, he engages engineering methods such as system of systems engineering and modeling approaches. His Besides the development of new business models, methods and tools to support start-ups and SMEs, the contextual factors are of high relevance within his research. This so called Entrepreneurial Ecosystem determines the emergence and successful development of companies.

Mathis Vetter studied Law and Human Resource Management (LL.B.) at Ostfalia University for Applied Science and is now closing his graduation in Technology-oriented Management (M.Sc.) at TU Braunschweig with main focus on Marketing and Industrial Engineering. He gained experience as student consultant for various SMEs in Brunswick as well as consulting companies like Kienbaum and Capgemini Invent in the areas of process management, lean production, leadership and industry 4.0. In research he focusses on determinants for entrepreneurship ecosystems and future business models.

Leonhard Voß is pursuing his Ph.D. at the Entrepreneurship Hub in the field of digital business transformation in SMEs. He graduated in Technology-oriented Management (M.Sc.) at TU Braunschweig and holds a double Bachelor's degree in International Sales and Procurement Engineering (B.Eng.) as well as in Logistics Management (B.Mgmt.) of the University of Applied Sciences in Kiel and CDHAW of Tongji University Shanghai. He has start-up experience from when he was in high school and founded an IT company. His core competencies are in digital business models, value proposition design, and industrial engineering. 

Matthias Liedtke

Matthias Liedtke has been working as a research assistant in the field of teaching and research at the Entrepreneurship Hub since 2019. From 2013 – 2019 he worked in international projects at the German Center for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (Deutsches Zentrum für Hochschul- und Wissenschaftsforschung).
He completed his bachelor’s degree in International Business Management (BBA) at the Assumption University of Thailand in Bangkok. He earned his master’s degree in Economic Geography (M.A.) at Leibniz University Hannover. Matthias Liedtke is aiming for a doctorate in the field of entrepreneurial ecosystems. His core competencies lie in the areas of startup ecosystems and business model generation.