2021-09-29

New cohort of start-ups moves into ZU's start-up center

ZU has selected a new cohort of student start-ups and initiatives to join the “PioneerPort” start-up and innovation center on the SeeCampus. A total of 13 start-up teams will find an ideal environment there to further develop and advance their promising business ideas with the support of ZU's own funding program.

Moving into the start-up and innovation center at Zeppelin University: Representatives of the award-winning start-ups and initiatives with Lisa Benzkirch, Thomas Brandt and Lea Heinrich from the "PioneerPort" team (front row from left). (Photo: ZU/Sebastian Paul)

All teams now receive extensive support in the form of consulting, networking, events as well as workshops at the start-up and innovation center, while continuing to work on their idea.


The aim of the work in the “PioneerPort” is for students to learn to think entrepreneurially and for start-up entrepreneurs to get off to a successful start in business life. The following initiatives were selected:

All teams now receive extensive support in the form of consulting, networking, events as well as workshops at the start-up and innovation center, while continuing to work on their idea. The aim of the work in the “PioneerPort” is for students to learn to think entrepreneurially and for start-up entrepreneurs to get off to a successful start in business life. The following initiatives were selected:


  • awagufi: “Alles, was wir gut finden” (everything we think is good) – Online marketplace where good products, ideas, projects and services can be found
  • Bauberatung Felix Müller (building consulting): all-embracing, professional building consulting from the what to the how, including subsidy and sustainability consulting
  • BottleBags: lifestyle shoulder bags for drinking bottles made from vegan material – stylish and sustainable
  • BottleUp: integration of food packaging into a reusable system to save packaging waste
  • Chienpagner: fashion item for dog owners and dogs – dog bowl shower, sustainable and produced according to the best standards for the environment and animals
  • Corcle: digital personal assistant for contact management
  • DigiArtMarket: digital art trading with cryptocurrency
  • Habitus: curated online marketplace for upcycling services and upcycling products
  • Ivy: digital points system solution to help consumers accurately track the climate costs of their consumption choices and reward sustainable shopping
  • KultNow: app for cultural tips – a kind of digital advertising pillar
  • Moldocare: intensive care for German-speaking patients with neurological diseases and in particular dementia in the Republic of Moldova
  • Pury: renting designer fashion as a sustainable alternative for fashion consumption
  • Waidwild: supplier of game meat that takes advantage of consumers' increasing awareness to draw attention to the most natural meat product there is


new.greedy.fantastic.bold. – There is no better way to describe the start of our in-person start-up semester and the motivation of our start-up teams than with our university slogan. A strong region needs strong entrepreneurs and pioneers who initiate and advance business models that are not just sustainable and innovative but also unconventional. We therefore accompany and support our students' future-shaping careers with joy and commitment,” explained the head of the "PioneerPort" Lea Heinrich.


Further information at zu.de/pioneerport

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