BRIDGE StartUp-Ringvorlesung 2023/2024

Start your own company? Become self-employed? What does that actually mean? As part of the Startup Ring Lecture, we will explore these questions together - this time live and in person at FreiRAUM.

Every year, the BRIDGE Startup Lecture Series offers exciting insights and impulses on the topics of founding, entrepreneurship and innovation. Over six dates, experts from Bremen's startup scene and successful founders report from their own experience and provide information on startup topics such as the development of business ideas and business models, funding programs and financing opportunities, networking strategies and the startup pitch. The format is interactive: During and after the seminars there is the opportunity for exchange, networking and discussion.

Registration is not required and the format is open to all interested parties. If you need a confirmation of participation, register here.

If you have any questions, please contact us at:


at the Hochschule Bremen

In the rooms of „FreiRAUM@HSB“

Hermann-Köhl-Straße 1

28199 Bremen


6 - 7:30 pm


Dates, content and speakers

1. Kick-off: "Foundation and Innovation"

Foundation? What is that actually? And are startups actually always innovative? The kick-off event of the Startup Ring Lecture will be jointly organized by Dr. Katrin Oellerich and Prof. Dr. Brita Schemmann and will be dedicated to the questions raised above about startups and innovation. In addition, an overview of the following events of the lecture series will be given.


Prof. Dr. Brita Schemmann is Professor of Business Administration, in particular Innovation Management, at the Bremen University of Applied Sciences. In her research she deals with questions why people innovate and how companies can better use ideas and impulses from outside for the development of innovations.

Dr. Katrin Oellerich has been at the HSB since the beginning of April 2020 - initially as a consultant for entrepreneurship and now, together with colleagues, she has been setting up the startup lab "FreiRAUM@HSB" since October 2021. She is also a founder and has been accompanying people on their professional paths in various contexts for years.


2. Business model canvas: "Getting to the heart of business models in a compact and clear way".

In the BMC, business models are presented on one page, dependencies between individual aspects become clear and in the joint elaboration, teams can develop a common understanding about individual parts of the business model. 
Questions are raised in a very structured way, such as: Who are our customers? How do we earn money? Which key partners do we need to make our business model work?


Sabrina Lamprecht is a consultant for start-ups at Starthaus Bremen, where she supports teams and founders in developing their scalable business models. She has worked in HR in Bremen-based companies in the logistics and FMCG sectors and founded her own company two years ago.

3. Elevator Pitch: "Presenting business ideas briefly and concisely".

Okay, you've got your first business idea, you've given it a lot of thought and you're stuck on the topic. Now you are asking yourself how you can present your project in a concise and easily understandable way? That's what this session is all about. You will learn how to build up an Elevator Pitch so that you can confidently inspire other people with your ideas.


Dr. Lisa Heindl from the FreiRAUM@HSB team has been accompanying students and professionals in change processes as an independent trainer and consultant since before she came to Bremen University of Applied Sciences. Her focus is on the development of personal skills and potential, which she achieves, among other things, through the development of curricula and workshop series at various educational institutions.


4. Networking and ecosystem: "Who, how, what, where?"

What does Bremen's start-up ecosystem actually look like? And who does what where? And where can you actually get information on the topic of start-ups? In this lecture series, we will take a look at the start-up ecosystem in the state of Bremen and look at this network and the very practical networking with each other on site.


5. BRIDGE Startup-Lounge

BRIDGE has presented the Bremen StartUp Lounge twice a year since 2015. There, successful founders report on their business ideas and offer exciting insights into the topic of start-ups.
The focus is on the stories and experiences of people who have already taken the step into business start-ups and now offer interested people a look behind the scenes. The exchange of valuable information about one's own self-employment is intended to give interested people an insight into the "do's and dont's" in the start-up phase.


6. Finances, funding programs, ecosystem: "Who, how, what, where?"

Start-up - all well and good! But how should it be financed? And what funding opportunities are there for the preparation phase? How and where can I learn the tools to become an entrepreneur? In this chapter of the Startup Lecture Series, we will look at various forms of funding for founders and the options for financing the start-up of your own business. We also take a look at the startup ecosystem in the state of Bremen.

Andreas Mündl, start-up coach at Starthaus Bremen, together with the BRIDGE team - Meike Goos, Cindy Stern, Dr. Katrin Oellerich - will inform about the support possibilities in the preparation and early phase of the start-up. In addition, further guests from the Bremen start-up ecosystem are expected... :o)


How can I participate?

  • Registration is not required and the format is open to all interested parties.
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