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Qualifications for founders

Each startup project has its own challenges – the KIT Founders Forge and its partners offer individual formats for different stages of starting up. From the Accelerator Program to consultation tailored to the startup, prospective founders find helpful offerings at KIT and in the regional network.

Offerings at KIT


In the 12-week intensive program upCAT, startup teams are supervised and coached in their startup plans. upCAT basically works as a catalyst for startup initiatives.

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Boost your startup! Together with experienced mentors and coaches, you work in-depth for three days on your business model.

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Topical workshops

The KIT Founders Forge regularly offers workshops for founders and those interested in. You can find every event in the Founders Forge calender.

Input at CIE-KIT

The Center for Entrepreneurship offers workshops and fireside talks about various technical themes with a clear practical relevance to the startup.

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