The KIT Founders Forge
Since April 2013, new measures for founder support have been introduced at KIT on the basis of existing institutions under the project "KIT Founders Forge." The KIT Founders Forge offers students and KIT employees the opportunity to deal with the topics of founding and entrepreneurship.
On the basis of activities that were already built up over the past years, new measures are built and offered at the KIT Founders Forge in different areas of the founder promotion. These include new teaching and advanced education formats, an improved consultation offering, and a KIT financing platform for young startup projects. By providing support, new founders are prepared for a career as an entrepreneur. Startups from students and high-tech startups from the scientific field are both funded.
Appropriate to the target group, not only students and KIT employees are to be acquainted with the topic of founding and accompanied during the startup process. Additionally, the KIT Founders Forge functions as an access to the Karlsruhe startup network. Through cooperation and networking events, there is active dialogue with the regional founder scene.