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Our Founders

Numerous founders from the student and scientific fields have started businesses and established themselves in their sector. Take a look at our startups – from newly forged to established companies.

Success Stories at KIT

The past years of startup promotion and consultation at KIT have proven effective. The students, researchers, and graduates have brought forth a considerable number of startups from KIT. We are proud and happy that the created businesses spur the economy. They contribute to strengthening the economic location of Germany, especially Karlsruhe. We have created an overview of freshly created startups as well as already established businesses from KIT.

Founder of the Month: GoSilico GmbH

In the interview we asked the founders of GoSilico about the idea, the startup time and the prospects for the future.

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Overview of all startups

Take a look at the diversity of our masterpieces – an overview of freshly created startups as well as established businesses with their roots at KIT.

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CIE-Founders' BBQ

Once a month, the Center for Entrepreneurship (CIE) organizes a barbecue for founders, start-up teams and interested parties. A great opportunity to meet our founders in a more casual atmosphere.

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Startup ecosystem Karlsruhe

StartUpsKA – the regional founders’ map

We are partnered with StartUpsKA and invite you to present your business on the founders’ map as well. Many KIT startups are already represented at StartUpsKA. Register your business and make your startup success visible at KIT.
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Thomas Neumann

Head of Business Development
Innovation and Relations Management
CN Geb. 707, Room 122
Phone: +49 721 608-29056