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Workshop HIKE

Are you interested in our program?

Here you can find out all about it and what you can expect from us.

In order to apply to us, you must be a student or staff member at Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences. In the university's e-learning portal you can download all the necessary application documents, fill them in and put them back online.

Your application must contain at least our completed HIKE Canvas and a visualisation of your business idea. The latter will allow you to unleash all your creativity.

Sequence of our batches



Getting to know the founding team with HIKE and partners, mentor matching


Define market, create personas, conduct surveys


Develop solutions, create canvas, develop and test mock-up


Hardware and software prototypes / MVP development and testing


Product presentation, financial planning, risk analysis, purchasing and production planning

Of course, your idea is not finished after our program. At this point, you may already have investors for your project. But even without investors you are Ready for EXIST. This means that you meet all the criteria required to receive the EXIST start-up grant from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. In addition, you know all the important funding programs, other contact points to apply for your project, and the next steps to take. Of course, we will also be available after the batch for any questions you may have.

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