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Structure of the project

The HIKE project consists of two components. In the five-month "Kickstart Program", the participating teams of founders are supported in the development of their business idea. The coaching phases start in April and October. They include the steps of problem identification, solution development, prototyping and searching for an investor. In addition, weekly events on the topic of entrepreneurship, such as key notes, workshops or pitch nights, will take place in the "Grundrauschen"

The project also includes the construction of a Startup Lab on the university campus. For this purpose, a container with a coworking space, test lab, design workstations and conference room will be built in 2021.

Project Team

  •  Nina Eberhard

    Nina Eberhard, Dipl.-Des.

    • Scientific assistant
    • Department: Department of Economic and Social Sciences
    • Area: Project HIKE - University Incubator for Entrepreneurship
    • Competences: UX Design/Marketing
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  •  Thomas Herwig

    Thomas Herwig, Dipl.-Soz.-Päd.

    • Scientific assistant
    • Department: Department of Economic and Social Sciences
    • Area: Project HIKE - University Incubator for Entrepreneurship
    • Competences: HIKE-Projekt, Projekt „Harz Startups“
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  •  Jonas Mielke

    Jonas Mielke

    • Project staff (Technical Engineer)
    • Department: Department of Economic and Social Sciences
    • Competences: Projekt „HIKE“
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  • Christian Zoll, M.A.

    • Project staff
    • Competences: HIKE-Projekt, Venture Developer
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