Good-to-know

You are interested in the topic “foundation” and maybe even want to build your own start-up? Are you looking for useful information, tips and tricks or experience reports? Then you’ve come to the right place!

To make your search a bit easier, we fought our way through the jungle of startup media. In our “Worth knowing” section, we have collected various materials to help you find exactly the information you need to work on your start-up projects.

Ebooks (German)

Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie: Starthilfe – Der erfolgreiche Weg in die Selbstständigkeit

erfolghoch2: Was macht die Kunst – Gründen in der Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft

KPMG: Smart Start Guide

NUK: Anleitung zur Erstellung Ihres Businessplans

Osborne Clarke: Getting Started

Magazines & Journals

In the "Small Business Network" section, experts (e.g. CEOs) write articles about various companies or projects. Take a look!
This page is a good starting aid for young entrepreneurs and business start-ups.Take a look!
The classic of start-up blogs: Here you can find everything around the topic "Start-ups" and "Entrepreneurs". A must for founders who always want to stay up-to-date.Take a look!
A popular blog (also available as a magazine) about digital start-ups. Especially the technology lovers among you will find many useful articles here. Take a look!
Provides information about German start-ups and interesting business ideas and the people behind them. Also a must-read for informed founders.Take a look!
Shows the steps of starting a business and offers facts, tips and tools for the self-employed.Take a look!
Interesting and carefully researched articles. Especially worth reading is the "Gründernavi".Take a look!
Considered one of the oldest start-ups blogs in Germany. Still worth reading.Take a look!
Another go-to address on the Internet if you want to find out more about various aspects of setting up a start-up.Take a look!

Videos

Harvard University offers extensive video material on entrepreneurship and start-ups.Take a look!
In the video series "how to start a startup" Stanford University guides you through all steps of starting a business. You can also recommend the podcasts. Take a look!

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Do you know of other interesting, useful and exciting sources of information about founding a business? Let us know! We are looking forward to a short email to gateway@verw.uni-koeln.de!

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