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CEDUS Startup Academy

Planned for Sept/Oct 2024

In 4 days from an idea to a solid business model - that's the idea behind the Startup Academy at CEDUS. Here you can focus on existing or completely new ideas and develop them further with lots of support and know-how from other participants and coaches! With important tools, tips and tricks we knit together an idea into a business and with a bulging method case it can go afterwards with large steps in the direction of its own startup.

  • The workshops of the Startup Academy will be held in German!
  • Free participation
  • No participation requirements
  • Participants will receive a certificate of participation afterwards
  • Important note: The workshops of the Startup Academy build on each other. Please note all 4 dates and register for participation via Eventbrite.

Secure your place

You do not need your own startup idea to participate! However, if you already have one and would like to work on it, please contact us in advance at . Everyone can participate! The number of participants is limited, so register quickly.

Agenda and course content

Monday, September 25th

On day 1, we start with an introduction to entrepreneurship and lean impact, look at aspects of personal motivation as well as societal challenges and deal with the holistic understanding of problems. Finally, at the end of the day, first formulations on entrepreneurial business ideas exist.


Thusday, September 26th

Day 2 continues with fleshing out the first draft idea from the previous day and identifying assumptions that need to be tested. For this purpose, you will get an input into qualitative validation and conduct interviews with potential customers on your own.


Wednesday, September 27th

On day 3, the focus of the further development of your idea, besides quantitative validations, is to develop a first prototype and a so-called Minimum Viable Product and to take a look at the social impact of your business model.


Thursday, September 28th

On day 4, the ideas will be further refined before an input on storytelling and pitches follows, until all ideas are finally presented.

About the referent Manuel Müller

With MAK3it GmbH, Manu is a consultant and coach in the field of social entrepreneurship & innovation for sustainable and responsible entrepreneurship and supports organizations, established companies, as well as founders and startups on the path of sustainable transformation. He lectures on innovation methods such as Lean Startup & Lean Impact combined with the latest findings of sustainability research.  Manu encourages people to solve social challenges of our time creatively and innovatively.

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