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Would-be entrepreneurs meet for Start-up Weekend in Lüneburg - success rate of 36 per cent

The student initiative StartersLab and the Leuphana Entrepreneurship Hub are hosting a “Startup Weekend” at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg from April 21-23, 2017 allowing would-be founders to present their business ideas in 60-second pitches. The budding entrepreneurs will also have an opportunity to get to know experts in diverse sectors. Participants will decide on the most convincing ideas and build teams allowing those without a business idea to take part as well under the theme “No talk all action!”

Expert jury rates business ideas

Various mentors and keynote speakers from the start-up scene will be on hand to answer queries and give advice. They include among others Manouchehr Shamsrizi, CEO of RetroBrain R&D and Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum, Adalbert Pakura, Entrepreneurship Education Coordinator at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Arno Baltruschat, founder of Prozubi, and Kerstin Ostermann, owner of Wilke and Ostermann accounting. The concepts will be presented Sunday (April 23) to the jury consisting of start-up experts, auditors, investors and the audience. Prizes will be awarded for the best ideas. In previous years, some 36 per cent of start-ups have survived the tough, initial three-month phase and are still in existence.

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