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My EXIST-Profession

I have spent 10 years working as a startup consultant at both TU Darmstadt and the University of Heidelberg. During this time, I have supported over 200 startups, providing extensive coaching on investor pitches and product pitches. I am also the author of the Springer publication “Überzeugende Start-up Pitches.

I have successfully secured more than 10 EXIST Forschungstransfer applications, resulting in over 7.5 million euros in grant money. Additionally, I have successfully obtained 21 EXIST Gründerstipendien, amounting to a total of 2.6 million euros in funding commitments.

My experience has equipped me with a deep understanding of the unique challenges that EXIST-funded teams face, including project formalities, company formation, IP transfer, follow-up financing, team dynamics, recruiting and HR, contract law, company relocation, and more. I aim to prepare and support teams for the end of their funding period and the start of their business operations, leveraging my firsthand experience and professional solutions to help them succeed.

My USP is to help startups from science to get first sales during the EXIST-Funding period.

Tailored Coaching for EXIST Funding Programs

My special service is coaching tailored to the EXIST funding programs. All content, the coaching plan, and the necessary coaching contract are customized and tested for EXIST. This allows us to start addressing your topics within a short time and without significant administrative effort. This saves valuable time and ensures quick results.

I’m doing my coaching in ENGLISH and/or GERMAN

Topics for Your EXIST-Coaching

Product Market Fit

  • Customer & Market Targeting (ICP)
  • Product Requirements Engineering
  • MVP Design
  • Pricing Strategies
  • Trend Analysis

Setup your Company Operations

  • Company Formation
  • Establishing a Legal Entity
  • Shareholder Agreements (Cap-Table)
  • Recruiting / HR
  • Operational Processes and Workflow Optimization
  • Implementation of Business Systems and Tools

Finance and Funding

  • Financing Strategy
  • Capital Requirements Planning
  • Investor Contacts
  • Grant Strategy and Consulting
  • Follow-up Financing

Sales & Marketing

  • 12-Week First Sales Program
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Salesoptimization
  • Product Positioning
  • Competitive Analysis

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