“Savvy beats Capital“ – the title of his book is also the key statement of Professor Günter Faltin, who wants more people to venture into self-employment. More important than money, the Berlin professor says, is a sophisticated business concept and the right motivation. In his series of events “LaborX”, so far only held in Berlin, Faltin tries to help young entrepreneurs to implement their project. In his event series LaborX, Faltin wants to help young entrepreneurs to implement their projects. Now, LaborX comes to Hamburg under the patronage of Evers & Jung GmbH.
Entrepreneurship for Social Progress
Founded in 1999, the “Laboratory for Entrepreneurship” invites founders to present their business idea in a short pitch and discuss the concept with the presenters and the audience. Projects from all sectors can be reviewed and further developed. The kick-off event will took place at HAW Hamburg’s Forum Finkenau on 7 July, with Professor Faltin handing over the Hamburg branch of LaborX to Jan Evers, managing director of Evers & Jung GmbH. “For myself, entrepreneurship is a gift – tackled properly, it is the best way of life in order to achieve social progress and to meet great people and lead an inspired life”, says Evers. The next LaborX event will take place on September 29.
Reducing Problems and Creating Win-Win Solutions
In an interview with Hamburg Startups, media partner of the event series, Prof Faltin explains why starting a company does not require any particular founders properties or degrees. “It does not matter whether you studied at all, and what you have studied. For entrepreneurs, it is important to see the world with open eyes, to recognise the problems of our time, and to deliver sustainable solutions. Entrepreneurs should reduce these problems rather than increase them. We need a smarter economy with solutions that incorporate environmental and social aspects, and create win-win situations”, states Faltin.
To read the full interview (in German), please click on: Hamburg Startups.