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PSP Academy

The Potsdam Science Park Academy (PSP Academy) comprises seminars, workshops, and business events offered to scientists, startups or company employees of the PSP and Berlin-Brandenburg area, interested in improving their soft skills, plan their future careers and founding their startup/company.

The PSP Academy workshops are offered free-of-charge and held in English with a length of 2-4 hours. They are organized as in-person or on-line events depending on the topic and the expected audience.

The topics cover many areas, such as:

–              Becoming an entrepreneur, team building, productive business meetings

–              From research to market, PR for startups

–              Academic spin-offs: stakeholders, interests, challenges, IP,

–              Pitch training, fundraising, funding

–              Business model Canvas

–              German tax law, ensurance for startups or licences and permits

With the selected topics, we are responding to current requests from the community. We look forward to receiving further suggestions.

Rooftop Pitch 2024 - For Startups: Call for Application

Are you lacking the right financial support? Apply now for the Rooftop Pitch Potsdam on June 3. The Potsdam Pitch Event is aimed at startups with innovative concepts. As a participant, you will have the opportunity to present your start-up concept to investors for early-stage financing. Apply now and take advantage…

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PSP Academy: Financial Planning

Online. Link will be shared ahead of the talk

In this workshop you will learn about the calculation of costs, capacities, prices, turnover, profitability, investments and start-up costs, financing and liquidity works and, above all, what all these terms mean and how the elements are interrelated.The workshop is offered in cooperation with the Business Plan Wettbewerb (BPW)Registration for the…

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EXIST Q&A: From Science to Start-up

Online -Link will be shared ahead of the appointment

Advice from an EXIST Consultant at the University of PotsdamDo you have a start-up idea but don’t know exactly how to get started? Do you want to find out how you can finance your project and what support the University of Potsdam has to offer? Let the team at Potsdam…

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WFBB Start-up Q&A and Internationalization—Consultation for Start-ups and Scientists with a Start-up Idea!

Online - Link will be shared ahead of the event

Do you have a start-up idea and are wondering how to proceed with it? Are you interested in what funding opportunities are available for young start-ups? And would you like to know what the first steps are immediately after founding a company? Or do you need information on how to…

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Funding Programmes and Loans Q&A—ILB and WFBB Consultation

Online - Link will be shared ahead of the meeting

Would you like to find out about funding programmes, loans and other financial support for companies in Brandenburg? Are you looking for a new location in Brandenburg and need support with networking in the German capital region?In this consultation, we will provide information on funding programmes, loan options and put…

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PSP Academy: Effective Data Management for Biotech Companies

Online. Link will be shared ahead of the talk

Effective data management is crucial for the success of startup biotechs, which often have limited resources and need to optimize their R&D operations. Digitalizing R&D operations offers several benefits, including streamlined data management and collaboration, and gaining data-driven insights.Digitalizing R&D operations also saves costs by reducing the expenditure associated with…

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PSP Academy: Pitch Training

Am Mühlenberg 11, 14476 Potsdam

Convince with Your Start-up Idea!If you want to convince people with your start-up idea, you need to be prepared in terms of content and be able to get to the heart of your idea. Pitch formats are ideal for this. But what exactly is a pitch?In this practice-orientated training course,…

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PSP Academy: Startup Insights Fundraising Masterclass

Online. Link will be shared ahead of the talk

We are pleased to offer you the free three-part “Fundraising Masterclass” with Erdinç Koç.Die Class adressiert Frühphasen-Startups, die eine Finanzierungsrunde mit Business Angels, VCs und strategischen Investoren und Investorinnen planen. Ihr bekommt den gesamten Fundraising-Prozess für Pre-Seed und Seed-Finanzierungsrunden – von der Vorbereitung bis zum erfolgreichen Abschluss – vermittelt.AgendaTeil I:…

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EXIST Q&A: From Science to Start-up

Online -Link will be shared ahead of the appointment

Advice from an EXIST Consultant at the University of PotsdamDo you have a start-up idea but don’t know exactly how to get started? Do you want to find out how you can finance your project and what support the University of Potsdam has to offer? Let the team at Potsdam…

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Rooftop Pitch Potsdam 2024

You are an Investor, you support startups in early-stage financing and are interested in current startups in the capital region? Then the Rooftop Pitch Potsdam 2024 is the right place for you! Register now: On June 3, 2023, from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., founders who want to make a…

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PSP Academy: Project Funding — Increase the Competitiveness of Your Company With Grants

Online. Link will be shared ahead of the talk

Note: The seminar language is German, mandatory language of the project calls, but if of interest English and German 1:1 meetings with the coaches are possible. The workshop provides an initial insight into important state and federal funding programs for investment, innovation and digitalization projects. The seminar will be held…

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PSP Academy: Creation of Academic Spin-Offs: Transition from the Academic Sphere to the Commercial Sphere

Am Mühlenberg 11, 14476 Potsdam

The workshop will be tailor-made for the situation of the participants and responds to their needs and interests ranging from the legal issues prior to the spin-off creation, to IP-rights and their negotiation, including the implication of external Venture Capital investments.

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Plan your Future Career

GO:IN, Am Mühlenberg 11, 14476 Potsdam

It is important to think about your professional future as only 1% of all scientists in Germany make it to a professorship within the legally set timeframe. Therefore you need a plan B at all stages of your scientific career.Furthermore, especially for people from countries outside the EU, long-term arrangements…

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PSP Academy: German Tax law for Startups

Online. Link will be shared ahead of the talk

Learn What Really Is ImportantThis workshop will give you an overview of the German tax system and tax authorities. Besides that, we will take a closer look at relevant tax laws for German companies. We will wrap up this session with some basics of accounting, annual balancing as well as…

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