Founders of the Month for December: Rüdenauer 3D Technology GmbH

Prototypes are a thing of the past. With the software platform “Cross Connected” from Rüdenauer 3D Technology GmbH, mechatronic processes can be simulated and visualized in real-time as high-end 3D graphics. This makes it possible for businesses to virtually develop and optimize machine and system solutions and to experience these solutions interactively. The software can be used in the areas of product development, e-learning, sales, and service. In an interview, we asked Rüdenauer 3D Technology about the idea, startup time, and future prospects.

The Rüdenauer 3D Technology team: Plamen Peykov, Matthias Rüdenauer, Andreas Rüdenauer, Dr. Yana Rüdenauer, Julien Kipp

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KIT startup teams sweep the board at the CyberChampions Award 2015

ShareBW Kongress des CyberForumsOn 11/12/2015, the CyberChampions Award was awarded as part of the ShareBW Congress. The prize was offered to founders and young businesses from the extended TechnologieRegion Karlsruhe (Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion) in the categories “Best Concept” and “NewComer” as well as a special prize for “Innovation.” As early as October, 29 applicant teams pitched in order to be selected for one of the coveted spots in the finals. A 17-person jury, including former prize recipients as well as representatives from industry and economy, evaluated the submissions. The decisive factors for a spot in the finals were specific know-how about markets and customers, a clear positioning, and a smart strategy. Ten startup teams with roots at the KIT were selected among the 11 finalists. Continue reading

KIT Entrepreneurship Talk – Silicon Valley meets Karlsruhe

Dr. Guido Appenzeller (Quelle: abusix)

Dr. Guido Appenzeller (Source: abusix)

As part of the special event “Silicon Valley meets Karlsruhe,” hosted by Karlsruhe startup abusix, the KIT Entrepreneurship Talk with Dr. Guido Appenzeller took place on May 12, 2015.

Dr. Appenzeller studied physics in Karlsruhe until 1996, writing his thesis at the KIT Institute for Anthropometrics and Robotics (IPR) with Prof. Dr. Dillmann. He then finished his doctoral dissertation in 2005 in the Department of Computer Science at Stanford University, where he was also an advisor as a junior professor from 2008 until 2010.
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Tag of the Month: Business Angel

Our partner CyberForum e.V. organized the Business Angel Day in Karlsruhe with us today, where angel investors and capital-seeking founders meet and socialize. But what are Business Angels in the first place and what value can they provide startup teams?

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Strong KIT teams at the Cyber Champions Award 2014/15

The CyberChampions Award 2014/15 was awarded on November 6th, 2014, within the Hightech.Unternehmer.Kongress 2014 (high-tech.entrepreneur.convention). All in all, the KIT teams demonstrated a strong performance. No less than six KIT foundings or founding projects reached the final round of the award this year and were allowed to pitch in front of a competent jury – which includes former prize winners of the CyberChampions. From all the finalists, the jury selected the prize winners: the categories “BestConcept” and “NewComer” as well as the INIT innovation prize were awarded.

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Picture: all finalists, award winners and sponsors of the prizes together, after awarding the CyberChampions Award 2014/15.

 

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