Qualification offered by the universities
The qualification centres at Justus Liebig University Giessen and Philipps-Universität-Marburg offer classes in transferable skills that may help you set up and run your own business. you will find the programme offered by the Centre for Foreign Language Skills and Career Development (ZfbK) at JLU (website in German) and the one offered by MArburg University Research Academy (MARA).
Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen University of Applied Sciences offers classes for start-ups. Please contact Dr. Joachim Bille at the Division of Research, Transfer and Early-Career Researchers.
Chambers of Industry and Commerce
The Chambers of Industry and Commerce in the region offer information events as well as workshops and seminars about start-ups. For further information, please consult the websites listed below:
The Chamber of Industry and Commerce’s information event for start-up entrepreneurs (website in German) is free of charge and gives you an initial idea of the most important topics for launching an entrepreneurship (the basics on self-employment, devising a business plan, funding opportunities).
The seminar programme Basics on Setting up a Business (website in German) provides you with the most important information on starting into self-employment. The topics cover business plans, financial support, market analysis, taxation and insurance.
Events such as the Start-Up Day (website in German) offer information on legal forms of organisation and start-up terms, financing, taxation, funding and the business plan.
The Technologie- und Innovationszentrum Gießen (TIG) (technology and innovation centre Giessen; (website in German) offers a comprehensive range of seminars for young entrepreneurs. The events are free of charge. The venue is at TIG, Winchesterstrasse 2, 35394 Giessen. Please register at least two days before the event. More information is available here.