KIT Entrepreneurship Event – Start of the semester founders’ get-together

KIT Entrepreneurship EventIn October, academic life at the KIT began for the 2015/2016 winter semester. The KIT Founders Forge, too, picked up speed again and welcomed founders and those interested in founding to the KIT Entrepreneurship Event on 10/22/2015 in cooperation with the Technologiefabrik Karlsruhe.

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Founder of the Month July: OPVengineering GmbH

Logo OPVengineeringOPVengineering offers highly dynamic test bench automatization components in the field of automotive development. With their solution, they create ideal test environments in the test bench by operating drive components interacting with virtual vehicle remainder models. In cooperation with industry partners and the KIT, the team works on constant development. In an interview, we asked the team of OPVengineering about the idea, the startup time, and the future prospects.

Team von OPVengineering (v.l.n.r.): Christian Stier, Steffen Jäger und Martin Geier mit einem Prüfstands-Demonstratorsystem

OPVengineering team (f.l.t.r.): Christian Stier, Steffen Jäger, and Martin Geier with a test bench demonstrator system

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Spring School – Scientists get a taste of startup

For the third time, from March 23rd to 27th, 2015, the spring school for soon-to-be founders and scientists interested in founding took place. As previously, the HECTOR School of Engineering & Management was a cooperational partner of the spring school.

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As usual, the participants came from a wide array of areas: from toxicology through to genetics and ranging to robotics and interactive real-time systems. We were pleased that the spring school attracted some more female participants this time – nearly half of the 14 participants were female. Continue reading