Identifying potential and promoting innovative start-up ideas: This was the task of the goHfG team at the digital semester exhibition for the summer semester. More than 35 experts from the business world and the university’s partner network reviewed students“ projects and theses online. The task of these so-called scouts was to identify particularly promising projects and motivated teams. If the scouting team was convinced of the motivation of the students and the potential of the project, the scouts were able to present the project managers with a „goCard“. With this „goCard“, the selected students are invited to an initial counseling session as well as a goWorkshop at the beginning of the coming semester. In the goWorkshop, the students can further develop their project or business model in a targeted manner.
After a welcome by Prof. Gerhard Reichert and the entire goHfG team, students and graduates who received a goCard during the last goScoutings also presented their projects and experiences on the way to self-employment. For example, Alexandra Lieb and Lucia De Palma presented their design agency for product and interior design. The two completed their bachelor’s degree last winter semester, received a goCard for their bachelor’s project, and were mentored by the goHfG team during their start-up phase.
The goal of the scouting is the exchange of experts with students who may not yet have dealt with the topic of founding, in order to sensitize and motivate them for the topic. The goHfG team deliberately refrains from pure evaluations but would like to use the goCard to offer students a kind of entrance ticket to the topic of founding. At the semester exhibition, 60 goCards were awarded.
Design – Lectures – Exchange
The digital semester exhibition last weekend was again very popular. For three days, numerous projects and final projects by students and graduates were on display. In addition, there was an exciting supporting program with a virtual campus tour, information lectures, or, completely new for this exhibition: a virtual guided tour through the exhibition with a focus. Due to the high response, the exhibition is still online at ausstellung.hfg-gmuend.de.