*Entrepreneurship-Workshop Program: January – June 2024*

This workshop program is part of a nationwide funding program for gene and cell therapy and is organized by Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Universitätsmedizin and TechnologieZentrum GmbH
in cooperation with the Charité in Berlin and the TU München.

During this entrepreneurship workshop program, you can further develop your research into a possible business idea or continue working on an existing concrete idea. You have the opportunity to (further) develop your entrepreneurship skills and are supported by excellent mentors and speakers.

A total of 6 practice-oriented face-to-face workshops (6 hours each) will take place once a month from January to June 2024. The individual topics can be found below. At the end of June, there will be a big final event in Mainz with all partner institutions and participants.

Where? Directly at Mainz main station: Universitätsmedizin Station West, Binger Straße 14-16, Mainz.

Target group: Postdocs, doctoral students and Master-students from the fields of medicine, life sciences, biotechnology, bioinformatics and materials science who already have a concrete business idea or would like to explore the topic of entrepreneurship in greater depth.
The workshops are also open to (junior) scientists from external institutions.
Workshop language: German and English
(depending on the requirements and knowledge of the participants)

Workshop 1 // January 25, 2024: Introduction to Entrepreneurship; changing the healthcare industry;
creating & presenting pitch decks

Workshop 2 // February 22, 2024: Value proposotions & Business Model Canvas; IP protection &                                                                   management (operational & strategic)

Workshop 3 // March 21, 2024:     Analyze your market; create your business model; build your                                                                     business case

Workshop 4 // April 23, 2024:       Regulation; develop your product/solution; go-to-market:                                                                            understand and win customers

Workshop 5 // May 14, 2024:        Legal foundations for start-ups; team management; project                                                                        management; establish and manage partnerships

Workshop 6 // Juni 11, 2024:       Financing and funding; Investor discussions & negotiations; exit                                                               options and strategic value

Please send your application from now until December 17, 2023 at the latest to:

We need the following documents and information from you:

  • A short CV about your scientific career / work / research

  • If you already have a business idea, you are welcome to briefly describe it to us - but this is not mandatory

  • max. ½ DINA4 -page letter of motivation stating why you are interested in the workshop program

  • Please let us know which workshop language you prefer (German or English)

  • And very important: Please expressly agree to the temporary storage of your data for the duration of the workshop program in accordance with Art. 13 GDPR. To do this, please download our information on data protection here, sign it and send it to us with the rest of your documents.
    Please note that we will not be able to consider your application without your consent !

If you have any questions about the workshop program, please send an e-mail to our contact persons in the right-hand column of this website