Thanks to the start-up period, you can also work intensively on founding your company while you are still studying: You can apply for up to two semesters of leave and thus concentrate on your start-up full time. During your start-up period, we support you with several consulting sessions and get you and your start-up ready for a successful launch!
Our start-up consultation examines your start-up project with regard to
- its potential
- its plausibility
- of the current state
If you have any questions about your business idea before applying, please feel free to make a personal consultation appointment through the Transfer Centre Secretary's Office.
Application for vacation semesters
Please submit the appropriate application to the Registrar's Office at least six weeks prior to your planned semester of leave. A maximum of two semesters of leave is possible.
If your start-up period was approved, there will be three additional counseling appointments throughout the period:
1st meeting (within the first three weeks of the founding period):
Organisational aspects and procedure
2nd and 3rd meetings:
a. Progress of the company foundation
b. Comprehensive foundation consulting
c. Networking with other founders, advisors, experienced entrepreneurs and investors.
Two weeks before the end of your start-up period, you write a report in which you record (on a maximum of two A4 pages) your progress with the start-up and outline the planned further course. You submit this report to your start-up advisor.
Note: Due to legal visa regulations, the Gründerzeit cannot be used by students who are in Passau on a visa.