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03.06.2019

Leipzig Founder's Night 2019: Call for Proposals

The goal of Leipzig Founder's Night is to award innovative ideas and growth-oriented startup business within the region of Leipzig. The target group of our competition includes students, scientists, entrepreneurs and businesses. The event is jointly organized by SMILE, Sparkasse Leipzig, Landkreis Leipzig, Landkreis Nordsachsen, Handwerkskammer Leipzig, as well as Industrie- und Handelskammer Leipzig on 7th of November 2019.

How to participate:

1. All you need is a business idea

2. It is sufficient to submit a sketch of an idea via our online form. Only ideas that are submitted via our online form can enter the contest!

3. For questions or problems you can visit our Website in German or you can contact a SMILE team member, Mr. Christian Hauke: Christian.hauke(at)uni-leipzig.de

Since August 2006, the SMILE (Selbst Management Initiative Leipzig) has been working to establish the entrepreneurial spirit at Leipzig’s universities and research institutes.

The associated partners of the initiative are the International SEPT Program and the Institute for Service and Relationship Management of Leipzig University, the Leipzig Graduate School of Management, the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research in Leipzig (UFZ), and the Leipzig University of Applied Sciences (HTWK Leipzig).

The project is being supported by the European Social Fund (ESF) and Free State of Saxony.

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