International Startup School - Workshop Program

24.04.2019 -  

Dear international entrepreneurs,

I am pleased to announce that during summer term 2019 the Transfer- und Gründerzentrum (TUGZ) will offer an International Startup School. This programme is specially tailored to qualify International members of the OvGU, who are planning to start their own company and already has a startup idea.

By this programme, we aim to accomplish the following:

  • teach you about how to start a startup, and equip you with the right resources and tools
  • allow you to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your startup 
  • build a community of international entrepreneurs (OTTOpreneurs) who can encourage and teach each other

Throughout the semester, we will provide insight into how to turn an idea to a validated business model by the following workshops:


10.05.2019 / Startup 101 - All you need is a Lean Start

Together we will create a first pitch deck for your startup idea. Learn how to start lean. We will provide you with a fundamental understanding regarding what a startup exactly is and how the International Startup School (ISS) can help you to start lean. 


24.05.2019 / Problem-Solution Fit - All you need is a Good Problem

Together, we will check the plausibility of your startup idea and make a first positioning statement. Learn all about Problem-Solution Fit. We will discuss guidelines and techniques on how to describe your target market, customer need and solution concept.


07.06.2019 / Startup Prototype - All you need is a Good Hypothesis

Together, we will create a first experiment to test your assumptions. Learn how to deal with many unknowns and untested assumptions about your market and product. We will discuss guidelines and techniques on how to build a minimum viable product.


21.06.2019 / Startup Business Model - All you need is a Canvas

Together, we will create the first draft of your business model. Learn how to work with the well-known Business Model Canvas (BMC). We will discuss how to use the canvas to describe, design, challenge and pivot your business model.


Currently, it is not possible to offer you credit points for your study program. However, we are pleased to offer you the opportunity to earn a Certificate of Attendance to boost your resume and to share what you're working on with the public. 

Registration is now open on Moodle: 

NOTE: Due to the limited number of coaches available during the workshops, attendance is limited.


Letzte Änderung: 24.04.2019 - Ansprechpartner: Dr. Stefan W. Knoll