Business start-up

NEXSTER - the Entrepreneurship Centre of the Hochschule Hannover - University of Applied Sciences and Arts

We help people like you, who are interested in founding a company, to successfully develop and turn their own ideas into products, services and companies.

For this purpose, we support you - no matter whether you are a student, a graduate or a research associate - with a multi-layered offer.

Our goal is to show entrepreneurship as an exciting alternative to being an employee and to reduce fears and prejudices against self-employment.

The NEXSTER team listens to your startup project and analyses where you have already done a good job - and where there is still potential for optimisation. Our coaching tasks include, for example:

  • Developing people, who want to set up a business, into entrepreneurial personalities
  • Assistance in the development/refinement of ideas
  • Carrying out a potential analysis to assess the market chances of your idea
  • Developing a concept that fits the market and the target group
  • Exploration of funding opportunities
  • Networking with business, partners and supporters
  • Consultancy during the startup and market entry phase
  • Crisis intervention

Furthermore, we offer workshops, continuing education courses and various seminars every semester - from brainstorming to convincing presentations.

All our coaching sessions and workshops are free of charge for members and alumni of the Hochschule Hannover - University of Applied Sciences and Arts.

You can find more information about us or our events at



Contact persons of respective faculties

Faculty I

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Faculty II

Non-Public Person

Further information on the EXIST start-up grant