ISM encourages members of our university, such as students, researchers and employees, to develop business ideas and found their own startup. For this reason, we launched the project 'Entrepreneurship as a Service', which is financially supported by EXIST and the Federal Ministery of Economic Affairs and Energy. The project aims to connect interested founders within the ISM network and provide them with existant university ressources. The project is directly supervised by Prof. Ingo Böckenholt as president of the ISM.


We encourage business ideas and entrepreneurship culture at ISM


Take part!

ISM Startup Community

ISM Start-up Community

ISM Startup Community provides the opportunity to network and exchange business ideas with other founders using Microsoft Teams and LinkedIn.

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Receive consulting

Startup Coaching

Start-up Coaching

You can receive consulting from our advisors at any ISM location. Feel free to contact us, even with a very early stage of a business idea.

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Events, Insights & Networking

Start-up Events

Start-up Events

ISM organizes the 'Startup Days', 'Business meets Technology' and 'Founders Evenings' regularly.

Join our events


Entrepreneurs in Residence

Our Entrepreneurs in Residence already successfully founded a business and will answer your questions around becoming an entrepreneur. They are regularly at ISM, share their experience and support the creative potential of ISM students.

Get to know our Entrepreneurs in Residence!

Christian Philippi

Christian Philippi
Founder of Wohnsinn.com

Balaji Renukumar

Balaji Renukumar
Founder of sensfix.com

Franziska Scheuerle

Franziska Scheuerle
Founder of LOREMO.de

Maximilian Lehmann

Maximilian Lehmann
Founder of fainin.com

EaaS | Entrepreneurship as a Service - On your way to founding your own business

The topic of entrepreneurship has a long standing and successful history at ISM. As university of applied science, we support our students on their way to founding their own business.


Our Cooperative Network

Bundesministerium Wirtschaft und Energie
EXIST - Existenzgründungen aus der Wissenschaft
Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
Startup-Manufaktur Service GmbH
Universität Koblenz Landau
Go Ahead Gründerakademie
hochschulgründernetz cologne e.V.
Entrepreneurs Club Cologne
Gründer Plattform

Do you have further Questions? Contact us!

Felix Fronapfel
Campus Dortmund & Berlin
Felix Fronapfel
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Marlén Firmont
Campus Frankfurt, Hamburg & Stuttgart
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Sarah Siepelmeyer
Campus Köln & München
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Prof. Ulrich Lichtenthaler
Projektleitung
Prof. Ulrich Lichtenthaler