Still only 15.1% of founders are women. This is where Empowerment Stories comes in, Startplatz wants to encourage and connect women to make it big with their idea.Are you a female founder and want to practice your pitch? Are you interested in getting more insights into startup investing? Talk to Paulina Banszerus – Investment Analyst at JOIN Captial and join the next session “Empowerment Stories”!

With the study program Digital Management (M.A.) in English, we train you to become an expert for digital change processes within companies and organizations. Because well-trained professionals who can take on this elementary management task are increasingly in demand in all sectors of the economy. Join us at the next online information evening and see for yourself!

Still, only 15.1% of founders are women. The new event chain “Empowerment Stories” at Startplatz focuses on exactly this: “We want to encourage and network women to make it big with their idea.” Join us for the second event and register here!

Stores in the German food retail sector generated total net sales of around 179.8 billion euros in 2020. According to EHI estimates, the 10 largest companies in food retail contributed around 168 billion euros to this figure. The new statistics from the EHI Retail Institute show the 10 largest German companies in food retailing. Click here for exciting insights and current retail data!

Student Coworking at Startplatz: Work and study at Startplatz right next to Fresenius University of Applied Sciences Cologne! What is offered to you here? Inspiration, motivation, knowledge transfer and networking! Click here for more info!

Still, only 15.1% of founders are women. The new event chain “Empowerment Stories” at Startplatz focuses on exactly this: “We want to encourage and network women to make it big with their idea.” Join us for the first event and register here!

Fresenius University is hosting a workshop to help students develop a constructive approach to managing their careers and lives. The workshop will focus on four concepts through an online presentation, group exercises and reflection. Topics include Energy-Engagement Maps, Odyssey Plans, Fixed vs Growth Mindsets, and Work-views / Life-views. Register now! 

In recent weeks, we have published exciting articles about entrepreneurs who have successfully participated in the ninth season of “Die Höhle der Löwen”. The topic of the articles is: What makes “good” entrepreneurs? When are the lions impressed? What do they place particular value on? And what company facts are important in a pitch? Find the articles here!

Companies that use technology strategically to achieve their business goals have a positive growth forecast for this year. That’s according to a new study by ThoughtWorks. But why does Germany lag behind in a country comparison? Where are the most technology-savvy companies located? Which technology sectors deserve special attention? Find out in the following article!

The Startup Breakfast with two inspiring founder stories and networking opportunities on 26.05.2021. Register for free. Joining us will be Sven Lackinger from Sastrify and Sebastian Kühne from Raum GmbH!

Over 900 students graduated this semester at the total of 10 locations of the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences and in distance learning. Despite the current pandemic, we can look back on a successful time. Everyone can be proud of that! We congratulate warmly and say goodbye with a video greeting!

The Pioneer Lab at Fresenius University of Applied Sciences The university’s Pioneer Lab supports all founders in all start-up phases at our university locations throughout Germany. From freelancers and start-ups to innovative and technology-based start-ups in all industries.   Events in May There are 2 exciting online startup events coming up in the next few weeks. Be part of it!   1. Lunch & Learn On May 11, the next online event “Lunch & Learn” will take place at lunchtime. Lunch & Learn is an exciting online course offered by the Pioneer Lab of Fresenius University of Applied Sciences and AMD. Here, all questions around the topic of founding are clarified and high-quality content on changing focal points is delivered. During the lunch period from 12 – 12:30 p.m., experts from the industry provide practical knowledge, recommendations for action, clarify questions in a live chat and give constructive feedback within 30 minutes. Participation is free of charge. Registration is via this Zoom link: On May 11, Elisabeth Neumann (Hessischer Gründerpreis), Sebastian Hargarten (KPMG) and Daniel Molis (KPMG) will speak on the topic of “Successful pitching – How can I convince?   The Experts: Sebastian Hargarten and Daniel Molis from …

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Within the framework of the Kölner Wissenschaftsrunde, an event with the topic “Micromobility: The Potential of E-Scooters” will take place on May 3, 2021. In attendance: STEEREON – the Cologne-based company of our Digital Management graduate Maximilian Camp which sells sporty high-end e-scooters.

The two current job offers from aye4fin Currently aye4fin is looking for a Project Manager (f/m/d) and an Associate Consultant (f/m/d) with focus on eCommerce and Payments! Your interest has been aroused? Contact us at! The details of the job offers can be found in this post!   About aye4fin GmbH aye4fin is a consulting company that specializes in the areas of payment and e-commerce to optimize its clients’ business. The company consists of passionate business and technology experts who help from the conception to the implementation of digital payment solutions. aye4Fin supports its customers, which include internationally operating retail and industrial companies as well as payment service providers, in digitalization, regulation and process optimization. Founded in 2016 and headquartered in Cologne, the company currently counts more than 10 project managers and consultants among its team. As a payment expert, aye4fin has also been part of the medium-sized Consileon Group since 2019. With more than 450 employees, the Consileon Group provides management and IT consulting, including technical implementation for public institutions, regional companies and global enterprises.   Associate Consultant at aye4fin   Projekt Manager  at aye4fin

Are there certain principles of success? Yes, even if there are different, highly individual paths to success: Successful people are often united by a bundle of skills, strategies and talents that have brought them to their goal. Knowing these is the first step on the path to your own success. You can find out which success principles these are and what you need for them here!

The Startup Breakfast with two inspiring founder stories and networking opportunities on 24.03.2021. Register for free. Joining us will be Armin Philippen from DROXIC and Thomas Ziwes-Strack from Capacity!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the last two semesters did not go as planned. Classroom lectures had to be replaced by online classes. But improvement is slowly in sight. Students at HS Fresenius can look forward to hybrid lectures in the coming semester. Read the latest announcement for students here.