News, Career Service Support program for women interested in founding a company

You want to test whether self-employment could be something for you? New support program in winter semester 23/24 makes it possible!

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Develop with "EXIST-Women" your entrepreneurial skills and educate yourself in the field of (Social) Entrepreneurship and business start-up professionally and above all practically!

As the name "EXIST-Women" suggests, the support and qualification program is a specific promotion of women at universities and research institutions who are interested in founding a company and have an affinity for founding a company. It is intended to give women the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the topics of start-ups and professional independence at an early stage.

On July 7, 2023, the new guideline "EXIST-Women" was published by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action. The new EXIST funding line includes event, consulting and support services as well as a financial grant for aspiring female founders. Participants are to be supported in particular in the development of their entrepreneurial skills and the development or further development of their start-up idea.

The details and program content for ASH university members are currently being developed by staff members of the ASHEXIST project. Two information sessions are planned for the start of the winter semester 23/24. Dates will be announced via the Career Services website and JobTeaser. To learn more about the qualification program, the application process and the planned information events, you can also sign up for the interested parties list here.

The most important facts at a glance

Duration: 12 months (part-time/part-time)

Start: probably mid-November 2023*

Start of application: probably at the beginning of October 2023*.

Costs: Participation is free of charge.

Target group: female students, (academic) staff and alumnae of ASH

Funding content: including coaching, counseling, mentoring, workshops & networking opportunities, as well as.

Material resources of € 2000 per participant; optional scholarship for max. 3 months


* Application is subject to approval of the requested funding by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (BMWK) in the winter semester 2023/24 (expected from October 2023).

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