Do your own thing! How to get started with your own business after your PhD
- Date: Nov 9, 2023
- Time: 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
- Speaker: Dr. Sebastian Sydlik, Gateway UoC
- Location: Online
- Host: Melanie Wölk
What are your plans after finishing your doctorate? Have you thought about starting your own business? Join Sebastian Sydlik, Startup Coach from the GATEWAY Excellence Startup Centre at the University of Cologne, to discover: • What kinds of self-employment options are out there? • How can I get initial funding to turn an idea into a startup? • What are some useful contacts and resources that can help me? • What is Design Thinking and how can it help me turn my thesis into a business that solves a real-world problem? • What can I do next to define my business model? The session includes useful information and a creative workshop. Participants will leave the session with a clearly articulated business idea that solves a real-world problem, and is ready to be developed further into a profitable business model. Please note: Our training programme is designed for the interaction of the participants. Comparable to face-to-face seminars, we ask you to turn on your camera during online events for an exchange at eye level.