On March 10, 2015, the accelerator program “upCAT” of the KIT Founders Forge ended in applause on the final Demo Day. After twelve weeks of intensive work, the six participating teams presented their business model to an expert audience consisting of business angels, venture capitalists, and Karlsruhe network partners. Six entirely different teams participated in the upCAT #3:
- ChromX: Software for chromatography modeling for process development and robustness studies for the biopharmaceutical industry
- LehrWerk: Construction kits as teaching materials for prospective engineers and technicians
- Paralution: Software and consulting to accelerate the calculation of computer-supported simulation
- Softtop: Weatherproof covering for bicycles and e-bikes
- Storrays: Technology for manufacturing ultra-high density peptide arrays
- tego energy: Energy supply modules for energy harvesting
For about one year, the KIT founders forge respectively the Institute for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology Management organizes the “KIT Entrepreneurship Talks” (E-Talks) as part of a lecture series for students and interested public. In the 45-minute lecture series KIT Entrepreneurship Talks, inspiring founders and entrepreneurs from the economic sector discuss their startup experiences in different branches. In future, we want to record the E-Talks – for all interested people who can not participate the dates. Stay tuned for the guest speakers in the upcoming winter semester 2014/2015.
Today we start with the first video “Value Proposition in Business Consulting” from 21 May, 2014. The guest speaker, Dr. Edward G. Verlander, is the Managing Director of EG Verlander & Associates. He worked at Lex Electronics and Goldman Sach and has more than 20 years experience as a management consultant. In his talk he will explain the value proposition of business consulting and share how the work as business consultant inspires him.