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Founders Factory

The CBS Founders Factory is a student initiative for everyone who is interested in self-employment above and beyond their studies, who wish to know how to found a company and maybe already have a business concept or even several which they wish to implement.

The weekly Founders Factory meetings provide the students the opportunity to work on their own business ideas and to apply the theory learnt in the lectures in practice. The target here is to participate in the NUK (Neues Unternehmertum Rheinland) and hgnc business plan competitions in order to gain initial experience and perhaps already to establish a few valuable contacts.

Here, the students are supported by CBS lecturers and professors who are happy to contribute their experience from various professional environments as coaches. Additionally, the members can look forward to exciting presentations by external guest speakers or emergent companies which wish to exchange their experiences with us exclusively.

Moreover, in cooperation with the hgnc, the Cologne university founders’ network, the attractive opportunity is provided to participate in external workshops and information evenings on the topic of the founding of companies.

As the CBS Founders Factory we heartily invite you to one of our sessions. You need not have prior knowledge and experience – active interest in entrepreneurship, involvement, thirst for knowledge and creativity are absolutely sufficient.


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