Frankfurt am Main
The Unibator is the “incubator for innovation” at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. It supports students, staff and alumni of all departments in the implementation of scientific findings and resulting business ideas into marketable products and services. Founders go through an 18-month startup program with the goal of developing a validated and scalable business model. The Unibator has established a focus in the area of FinTech together with the research-strong Department of Economics.
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What our startups say.
Especially valuable is the network of other founders, mentors and alumni who have important tips on a wide variety of challenges. Both the regular meetings serve as helpful brainstorming sessions with creative and experienced people. But also especially the spontaneous conversations that arise again and again in the hallway or in the common room are often very valuable for the development of one's own startup.
Unibator has not only provided us with our first own office, but also a real community of other startups. You help each other, share questions and challenges, and get advice and contacts at any time. The network of mentor:ins has also been insanely valuable to us! From a structured review of the entire sales process, to negotiation simulation and training, to legal advice and intros, we find it very valuable to be able to be part of this community. The cooperation with the TechQuartier is also great for us, so that we can always brainstorm in larger groups on joint team days.
The Unibator is special because really diverse ideas and business models come together. For us, this has offered the opportunity to take the first growth steps with revenue financing and only later consider a financing round. The exchange in the weeklys is super helpful to look beyond the horizon of one's own start-up and, above all, to learn from the successes but also the problems of others.
I am very grateful for the help I have received from Unibator since the beginning. I became aware of the ecosystem through the Goethe Startup School and have since benefited from Unibator's mentoring offer. In the meantime, I pitched at Selection Day and was officially accepted into the Startup Program.