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Trying out ideas

"Without a well-developed business plan, you don't even need to start with your idea". Not true - and definitely not with us!

There are many ways to test your idea on different criteria. We help you with our start-up expertise and proven methods such as Design Thinking, Prototyping or Lean Canvas to further develop your idea.

Also, if you don't have a specific idea yet. We connect you with other people interested in founding a start-up or help you learn how to generate ideas that are fit for the future.

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Did you know that each faculty at the University of Cologne has a Gateway contact person? Our transfer scouts are happy to hear from you if you have an idea that you would like to share or put into practice. Just say hello!