Category: 1.6 Software Startups
How to Fund Your Startup (Using Public Grants, in Germany, 2022 Edition)
In this short video, I provide an explanation of how anyone with a team and an idea can get public funding to kick off their venture. I appear to be speaking to my students, but the funding is really available to anyone (with a German address and work permit). If this is you, feel free […]
Startup Funding for Researchers (8min. Video, Slides; Oct 2021)
I recently gave a talk at YES, the Young Enterpreneurs in Science. Here is a short video version (8 min.) that illustrates how public funding is possible and aligns with a startup (out of research) timeline. The slides are also available.
Advice to Students on When to Start Your Company
I was listening to Dave Kellog and Thomas Otter’s most enjoyable The SaaS Product Power Breakfast podcast, this time about a VC-turned-entrepreneur (in his fourties), and it reminded me about advice that I give to my students. Heads-up: The funniest ageist comment by a student, ever.
When Does Public Funding Trump Venture Capital?
The short answer: As long as you don’t have product market fit. In more detail:
Research-to-Startup for Postdocs (5min. Video for DAAD PRIME Workshop)
This 5min. video discusses basics of turning your research into a startup. It focuses on public funding. The video was created for the March 2021 DAAD PRIME workshop, but is not restricted to a postdoc audience. Indeed, it works for anyone with a good idea and ideally a team who is willing to move to […]
Interview with GSO on Academia and Entrepreneurship
The German Scholars Organization (GSO) just published an interview with me on how to create startups from research in Germany How can you spin your research into a startup? We asked Dirk Riehle, professor of Computer Science and advocate for founders with an academic background, for insights and advice. Before becoming a professor, Dirk has […]