Founder of the month May: enCourage Labs UG (limited liability)

Weiß-Rot_300x190The company enCourage has developed an emergency app that allows its users to act swiftly and call for help. It effectively helps them protect themselves and others. Emergencies can be reported through the app within seconds. A single press of a button causes enCourage to release an alarm that reaches every other nearby user of the app. We have interviewed the enCourage team on their idea, the foundation of their company and their future perspective.

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The founding team of enCourage: Cole Bailey, Rene Brandel, Tobias Röddiger and Dominik Doerner (left to right)

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Founder of the month April: store2be GmbH

store2be_logo_v_wbThe KIT start-up store2be has created an online platform that facilitates the temporary lease of advertising and retail spaces for brick-and-mortar businesses. It allows companies to benefit from the existing customer frequency in these spaces and present their products in an optimal environment. We have interviewed the store2be team on their idea, the foundation of their company and their future perspective.

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The founding team of store2be GmbH: Peter Gundel, Dr. Marlon Braumann, Emil Kabisch und Sven Wissebach (left to right)

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Founder of the month March: artiminds

Artiminds Robotics_Logo_180Industrial robots have a vast scope of application. Their complex motion patterns make their programming so time-consuming, however, that their use is frequently not economical. The KIT spin-off ArtiMinds Robotics has developed a software that makes the programming of robots considerably faster and more intuitive. We have interviewed the ArtiMinds team on their idea, the foundation of their company and their future perspective.

 

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The founding Team ofArtiMinds Robotics GmbH

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Founder of the Month February: PARALUTION Labs UG

Paralution Labs UG develops and sells its software PARALUTION, a software library for parallel calculation of sparsely populated linear equations. The software is hardware independent and thus gives inexperienced programmers the chance to use the newest research architectures. In addition to the development and sales of the software, the startup also offers services in the fields of “mathematics” and “parallel algorithms.” In an interview, we asked the team of Paralution Labs about the idea, the startup time, and the future prospects.

The founding team of PARALUTION: Nico Trost and Dimitar Lukarski (f.l.)

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Entrepreneur of the month January: Lightrig GmbH

Logo Lightrig GmbHThe company Lightrig GmbH develops a software that allows its users to manipulate the lighting of virtual objects in visualisation and animation by means of comfortable inputs. It is used especially in film, TV and media production. Not only does it facilitate the consistent, credible lighting of virtual objects, it also helps implement design specifications in a harmonious manner. We have interviewed the Lightrig team on their idea, the foundation of their company and their future perspective.

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An example visualisation of light transport using Lightrig (source: Lightrig)

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