'Gründerzeit' (Start-up time) - Academic leave for business planning
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 Department IV: Transfer and Qualification.
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 Gründungszeit (Start-up time) cannot be used by students who are in Passau on a visa.