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R(h)eine Gründungssache - LUst auf Gründen?!

We are the central point of contact at the Ludwigshafen University of Applied Sciences for everything to do with starting up a business. Anyone who wants to start a business, has already developed their first business ideas or is pursuing innovative projects can obtain all the important information they need from the university's start-up office. 

Please contact us. We look forward to getting to know you!

You can find a lot more information about us at: https://www.rheinegruendersache.de

You can reach us by e-mail at: Gruendung@hwg-lu.de

or directly with our founding office manager

Prof. Dr. Christina Stadler
Head of Founding Office

Ernst-Boehe-Strasse 4
67059  Ludwigshafen
+49 (0) 621/5203-278

Informing – Pitching – Discussing

The start-up office of the University of Applied Science Ludwigshafen is the central contact point in entrepreneurship. It offers professional information on financing opportunities and grants, seminars, workshops, and other awareness rising events as well as mentoring and networking events to all university members. In its different events, the start-up office sets a special focus on the topic of regional and social entrepreneurship.

By embedding the topic entrepreneurship into modules of different study programs, the start-up office promotes and strengthens entrepreneurial ideas and self-employment as well as a vibrant entrepreneurial culture across the various departments of the university.

If you are caught by the entrepreneurial spirit, the start-up office provides you with all important information and our broad network of regional partners and other entrepreneurs.

The start-up office is implemented in cooperation with the University of Applied Science Worms and receives funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) of the European Union.


START Rhine-Neckar on September 18, 2023

5 - 2 p.m. halle02, Heidelberg

START Rhine-Neckar is the event for founders, startups and self-employed people in the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan area.  You want to start your own business with your idea? Benefit from practical workshops, qualified individual advice and the extensive range of information on the subject of founding - and all free of charge! Together with the regional economic development agencies of the metropolitan area Rhine-Neckar, START Rhine-Neckar informs and networks founders, startups and self-employed people with each other and gives them the courage to found their own company. The start-up office of the HWG Ludwigshafen and the start-up office of the University of Applied Sciences Worms will be present to answer all your questions about starting a business. Come by!

More information and the program can be found here.

Start-Up Wednesday "Where do I get support when I want to start up?" on October 11, 2023.

14.15-16.45, HWG LU Building A Assembly Hall

Who can I turn to if I want to found a start-up? Where can I get support? Who are my contacts in the region? Get information about starting up from the players in the region. Representatives of the Palatinate Chamber of Industry and Commerce, the Ludwigshafen Regional Innovation Center (TZL), Freischwimmer and the Ludwigshafen Economic Development Corporation (WirtschaftsEntwicklungsGesellschaft Ludwigshafen) will be there to talk to afterwards.

The event is free of charge.

GründungsDienstag "From idea to innovation: Successful steps into the start-up world" on October 24, 2023

17.45-19.00, HWG LU Building A A104

What steps are necessary to start a company with an idea? Dennis Messer talks about his experience of setting up his company Innofabrik GmbH.  The start-up offers consulting, development, promotion and service in the areas of digital marketing, web and software development, design and advertising design  and helps companies with the digitization process.

FoundingTuesday " The long way as a soloprenuer*in - motivation, perseverance and stubbornness" on November 21, 2023

17.45-19.00, HWG LU Gebäue A Conference Room III

What hurdles do founders face on their way to self-employment? David Schaefer talks about his long journey as a solopreneur and his experience with building his company ProductDataCloud .  The start-up offers web-based B2B software for the provision of product information, market and product analyses, a merchandise purchasing module and e-commerce ads.

FoundationWednesday "How do I pitch properly?" on November 29, 2023

2:15-5 p.m., HWG LU Building A Room A105.

Whether it's a short introduction, a presentation at university or a professional elevator pitch - what do I need to keep in mind to make my pitch successful? What tips and tricks are there? Together with the innoWerft team, important strategies will be worked out in this free workshop.

Founding Tuesday "My Expedition to Entrepreneurship" on December 5, 2023.

5:45 p.m.-7 p.m., HWG LU Building A Conference Room III.

Patrick Hüter chats out of the sewing box about how he founded his start-up Expedition healthy company. The alumni of HWG LU's Faculty IV talks about his start-up experience, the highs and lows he experienced during the start-up period. Patrick Hüter and his team offer customized corporate health management services for companies.


Office hours every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Building B, Room B209

Drop by or make an individual appointment

Office hours will be cancelled on September 13, 2023.


Mrs Chrisa Papadopoulou

Gründungsbüro der HWG Ludwigshafen

Ernst-Boehe-Straße 4
67059 Ludwigsahfen

+49 621 5203-342