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Cross-border IdeaLab:
Learn how to develop your start-up idea!

  • You are interested in start-ups?
  • You are thinking about starting your own business, but you have neither an idea nor do you know how to get started?
  • Maybe you already have a first idea, but haven't developed it yet?

Now you have the chance to develop a business idea during one weekend together with other participants from the border region! Be part of it, no matter if you already have a first idea or not!

The goal is that at the end of the Cross-border IdeaLab you know how to develop a whole business model from a first idea and how to inspire others with it with the help of a pitch!

We'll start with idea generation, show you how to develop a business model from a simple idea using the Sustainable Business Model Canvas, what a good pitch needs to include, and provide sparring from experienced start-up coaches along the way. At the end of the weekend, you will not only have tools and techniques for developing a business idea in your luggage, but also exciting new contacts!

How could it be better? The Cross-border IdeaLab is completely free!

Where will it take place?

The Cross-border IdeaLab will take place online in English (don't worry, we are all non-native speakers and will support each other with the communication). We will use the communication-platform Zoom, which does not require any download.

Who can participate?

  • You are student or a member of Hochschule Flensburg, Europa-Universität Flensburg or Syddansk Universitet?
  • You are in the start-up consultation of the IHK zu Flensburg or Sønderborg Iværksætter Service?
  • You are a start-up located in Technologiezentrum Flensburg?

Then sign-up now!


You have questions about the event? Just send an email to Lisa Marie:


Plus plenty of breaks during the days (for the sake of overview, the breaks are not shown below)

Friday (t. 23rd of April) (updated)

16:00 - Welcome
16:30 - Start-Up Story - How Ideas Turn Into Reality
16:50 - Idea Generation & Team Building
19:15 - How Will We Proceed Tomorrow?
19:30 - End Of Day 1

20:30 - OPTIONAL: Virtual Get Together

Saturday (t. 24th of April)

09:30 - Info Session: From Idea To Business Model - The Sustainable Business Model
10:30 - Open Work Phase - Create Your Own Business Model

12:00 - Break/ Lunch
13:00 - Outlook - How To Proceed?
13:15 - Peer- & Start-Up Coach Feedback Sessions I / Open Work Phase for those who participate in the Sessions II
14:30 - Peer- & Start-Up Coach Feedback Sessions II / Open Work Phase for those who participated in the Sessions I

16:00 - Info Session: Pitch Training
17:00 - Open Work Phase - Prepare Your Pitch
18:00 - Wrap-Up & Outlook
18:15 - End Of Day 2

Sunday (t. 25th of April)

10:00 - Final Run - Preparing The Pitches
12:00 - Break/ Lunch

13:00 - Open Work Phase - Last preparations For The Pitches
14:00 - Get To Know The Start-Up Coaches Of The Day
14:20 - Pitching The Business Ideas
17:00 - Where Can I Get Support If I Want To Realize My Idea?
17:15 - The End

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