Founder of the Month October: enspire UG / sunsteps.org

Sunsteps_Logo_180With its platform sunsteps.org, the company enspire UG supports social projects. When purchasing from one of the many partner shops of Sunsteps, such as Amazon, Zalando, or Thalia, up to 12% of the purchase sum is donated to the selected social project, with just one click and without much effort. There is no catch and the customer doesn’t pay a single added cent. The founding team of Sunsteps wants to make the world a little bit better by enabling anyone to support social projects every day without much effort. In an interview, we asked Maximilian Brandenburger of sunsteps.org about the idea, the startup time, and the future prospects.

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Maximilian Brandenburger from Sunsteps.org

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Founder of the Month September: OPASCA GmbH

OPASCA Logo_180OPASCA has specialized in the development of intelligent, sensor-based systems and solutions for environment detection. On the basis of a diverse and flexible platform concept, customer-tailored solutions are realized in the areas of person and object detection for a large range of applications. The technology is used primarily in the field of radiotherapy. The focus lies on the wellbeing of patients and the support of the professional staff. In an interview, we asked the team of OPASCA about the idea, the startup time, and the future prospects.

Gründerteam von OPASCA: Dr. Timo Machmer, Steffen Liebscher und Dr. Alexej Swerdlow

Founderteam of OPASCA: Dr. Timo Machmer, Steffen Liebscher and Dr. Alexej Swerdlow

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Founder of the Month August: LehrWerk UG

Logo LehrWerk UGLehrWerk UG offers teaching materials for tinkerers in the form of construction kits for schools, educational institutions, universities, and at home. The goal of the two founders Jonas Fuchs and Benedict Jux is to make complex systems understandable in a playful manner in order to transmit technical foundational knowledge more easily and quickly. Through direct interaction by touch and connecting components, the developed construction kits create a technical understanding that is often missing when you enter a career. In an interview, we asked the team of LehrWerk about the idea, the startup time, and the future prospects.

Team von LehrWerk: Jonas Fuchs und Benedict Jux

LehrWerk team: Jonas Fuchs and Benedict Jux

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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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Founder of the Month May: Falquez, Pantle und Pritz GbR

Nuberisim_Logo_RGB_150_ppiThe company Falquez, Pantle und Pritz GbR offers software-as-a-service for flow and noise prognoses in technical device development. With the help of the cloud-based platform NUBERISIM, complex high performance simulations can be driven and operated easily via browser. Therefore, potential sources of noise are found as early as product development and measures for noise minimization can be taken early on. In an interview, we asked Dr. Iris Pantle about the idea, the startup time, and the future prospects.

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Team of NUBERISIM (f.l.): Balazs Pritz, Iris Pantle, Carlos Falquez (Source: KIT / Markus Breig)

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