The 3-day compact seminar of the RWTH Innovation Entrepreneurship Center has been imparting know-how and entrepreneurial spirit to qualified participants for over 15 years, resulting in over 100 start-ups to date.

The entire event takes place in Aachen at the Collective Incubator (Jülicher Straße 191-209, 52070 Aachen). 

During the GT week we offer you:

Exclusive information on starting a business: lectures with excellent speakers from science and practice, incl. extensive material on all start-up topics (e.g. financing, marketing, personnel & law)

Discussion of ideas with business angels and other founders: Present your business idea to potential financiers and discuss it with other founders and the experienced coaching team of the RWTH Innovation Entrepreneurship Center.

Business Model Generation Workshop: Elaboration of your business idea in small groups under the guidance of members of the coaching team of the RWTH Innovation Entrepreneurship Center.

Improvement of soft skills: short presentation of your business idea (elevator pitch) in front of a jury

Business Model Robustness Check: How stable is your idea? Find the weak points in your business idea and eliminate them right from the start.

Expanding your network: We also offer online networking! Get to know founders from the region, the coaching team of the RWTH Innovation Entrepreneurship Center, investors and other exciting people from the start-up environment in the numerous networking sessions and at the Entrepreneurship Evening.

Target group

You are basically interested in entrepreneurship, starting your own business or working in a young company.


A ticket costs 10€-15€. There are no additional costs apart from the ticket price.

Start-up/business idea

A business idea of your own is not (!) a prerequisite for participation. However, if you already have an idea, you will benefit directly from feedback on the pitch and the business model workshop. Your idea will be protected by a confidentiality agreement between the participants.


The preliminary agenda can be found here. 


RWTH Innovation Entrepreneurship Center in cooperation with Kreissparkasse Aachen and IHK Aachen.

Registration deadline

20 November 2022

Early Bird Tickets until 31 October 2022


English and the entrepreneurship evening will be held in english together with the german Gründer:innen Training

Questions? Send us an email!

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