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Six reasons for INTIE

INTIE (Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship) stands out for several reasons, making it a valuable program for students aspiring to venture into entrepreneurship:

  1. Interdisciplinary Approach: What sets INTIE apart is its commitment to diversity. It brings together students from a wide range of academic backgrounds, including business, social sciences, engineering, and more. This interdisciplinary environment promotes a rich exchange of ideas and diverse perspectives, mirroring the real-world diversity of start-up teams.
  2. Experienced mentors:The INTIE program benefits from the guidance and expertise of an esteemed Advisory Board and Academic Management, comprising five distinguished professors. This invaluable support ensures that our teams receive well-founded, scholarly feedback and the privilege of having a dedicated mentor to guide them throughout their journey. 
  3. Hands-On Experience:INTIE does not just teach entrepreneurship in theory; it immerses students in practical experiences. In the program, participants analyse trends, brainstorm ideas, develop business concepts, and even pitch their ideas in front of a jury. This hands-on approach equips them with the skills and confidence needed to navigate the complexities of the start-up world. 
  4. Professional Network: INTIE provides a platform for students to expand their professional networks significantly. Through interactions with experienced founders, industry experts, and peers from various disciplines, students establish valuable connections that can be instrumental in their entrepreneurial journeys.
  5. Flexible Integration: One of the program’s strengths is its flexibility. INTIE runs alongside students’ regular academic studies, making it accessible to those already engaged in their degrees. This flexibility ensures that participants can pursue their entrepreneurial ambitions without compromising their ongoing education.
  6. Promotion of Diversity:INTIE actively encourages students from non-business backgrounds, such as humanities or sciences, to participate. This inclusivity promotes a variety of perspectives and skill sets within start-up teams, enhancing their innovation potential.

Join the INTIE Community

INTIE is more than just a program; it is a diverse and vibrant community that’s redefining innovation and entrepreneurship in Hamburg. It equips students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in the world of start-ups, making it an excellent choice for anyone looking to turn their entrepreneurial dreams into reality. Whether you are a business student or from a completely different background, your unique skills and perspective are needed to build interdisciplinary start-up teams that drive meaningful innovation.

Are you ready to unlock your entrepreneurial potential with INTIE? Applications open every August, the deadline is at the end of October and the program begins each autumn. Do not miss your chance to be a part of this transformative journey: Start your INTIE adventure and turn your dreams into reality!

Prof. Dr. Paul Drews
Christopher Köhne
  • Target group:
    • Topics like innovation & entrepreneurship inspire you
    • You are in a PhD, Master’s or advanced Bachelor’s program at a university of the Startup Port network
    • Suitable for all disciplines
  • Kick-Off weekend: End of October/ beginning of November 2023
  • Start of the program: Beginning of November
    • Future Trends Seminar: November 23 – January 24
    • Start of the second module Prototype & Pitch: April 23 – July 24
  • End of the program: July 2024
  • Event format: Presence and online (Language: English)
  • Costs: Currently free of charge for students of the network universities