Community guidelines

As an entrepreneurship and co-innovation hub, Campus Founders supports energetic and passionate creators while guiding them through their entrepreneurial journey. To do this, the Campus Founders Community co-creates curated platforms to build valuable relationships and foster a community spirit among the various members of the innovation ecosystem. We strive to create an inspiring, empowering and active community, so we ask that all members agree to live by the following values when participating in the community. 

  • As a Community, we value giving before receiving, collaboration over competition, and courageous action over sticking to the status quo. 
  • We believe that our Community only works if we all contribute to it.  
  • We share knowledge und offer help to other members in our Community. 
Core Tenants

Our Community is a safe, trustworthy, and respectful environment for everyone, and behaviors against these guidelines will result in immediate removal from the Community.

Safe: Our platforms are safe, inclusive, and empowering, where harassment, discrimination, or abusive behavior of any kind will not be tolerated.

Trustworthy: Our interactions in the Community are driven by good intentions and an enthusiastic community spirit, therefore creating a space that emphasizes support, knowledge sharing, and respect for the property and privacy of others.

Respectful: Our Community is a professional environment where offensive language and hate speech are not tolerated. We value acceptance, tolerance of diverse opinions, and uphold the Golden Rule—treating others as we wish to be treated—to foster a supportive and inclusive community.

Vendors, consultants, service providers, agencies, or any third-party individuals may not approach members about selling or providing services unless explicitly invited to do so by the member or Campus Founders.

These guidelines apply to all who register, post, and engage in the Community. We expect our members to follow the spirit and letter of these guidelines across all interactions within Campus Founders and our Community. Failure to act according to these guidelines may result in the removal from the Community, as Campus Founders reserves the right to revoke access to the Community at any time.

By participating in our community, you have read and accepted these Community Guidelines.

Slack Code of Conduct

The Campus Founders Community Slack channel is a way for our members to connect digitally with one another, to ask and answer questions related to the entrepreneurial journey, and to share knowledge, resources, and upcoming opportunities.

✅ Do’s

  • Ask questions. More often than not, someone in the community has encountered a similar problem that you have. The community is here for a reason – ask away!
  • Answer questions. According to our values of giving before getting, help your fellow founders and innovators by answering questions or providing connections where you can.
  • Say hello to new members and welcome them into the community. A 👋 emoji goes a long way – just sayin’.
  • Post content in the appropriate channel. Help keep our channels organized by using the descriptions of each channel to help determine where your post fits.
  • Share any upcoming opportunities or resources. We invite you to inform other members about any upcoming events, resources, or opportunities in the relevant channels.
  • Report violations. If you witness any violations of this Code of Conduct, please report them to the Community Manager.
  • Remember: The value you get out of Slack is equal to the value you put into it.

❌ Don’ts

  • No harassment, discrimination, or exclusionary behavior of any kind. We seek to be an inclusive and empowering community, where we do not discriminate against anyone for any reason. Behaviors against our Community Guidelines will not be tolerated.
  • No spam, unsolicited advertising, or self-promotion. The Slack channel is meant for conversation, knowledge sharing, advice, and connection within our community, not to source clients, survey responses, votes, social media likes, financial contributions, etc.
    • There are certain channels designated for these kinds of requests – keep all of these requests and call to actions inside the appropriate channels – the Community Team reserves the right to remove promotional posts outside of appropriate channels.
    • If you’re asking for feedback (like your website design or product features), please do so in a way that is truly seeking advice, not to sneak in a promotional post.
    • Vendors or consultants may not reach out to members in comments or DMs unless explicitly invited to do so by the member.
  • No double posting. Please don’t post repetitive messages across multiple channels – instead, find the most appropriate channel for your content and share it there.
  • Do not tag the channel (🚫 @Channel). This causes unnecessary notifications for members who do not necessarily want to be notified about certain posts.

With the support of the Campus Founders Community team, we want to empower every community member to participate and moderate this space. As such, if you see a post in our community that does not meet our guidelines, please let one of the Community Managers know. Thank you for your help keeping our community safe and thriving!

First time offenders will be warned and educated on proper community etiquette. Campus Founders reserves the right to remove repeat offenders from the Slack community and can lead to banishment from other Campus Founders offers.

The Campus Founders Community Slack channel is a way for our members to connect digitally with one another, to ask and answer questions related to the entrepreneurial journey, and to share knowledge, resources, and upcoming opportunities.


Campus Lab Code of Conduct

Our Campus Lab on the Bildungscampus is the physical home for our community, a center of gravity for entrepreneurship and co-innovation. Here, we bring our community together in-person to accompany, inspire, inform, empower and network throughout the entrepreneurial journey.

  • Foremost, our Campus Lab is a safe, trustworthy, and respectful environment for everyone. In order to maintain this standard, we all adhere to the following Code of Conduct for interacting within the Campus Lab.


✅ Do’s

  • Use the Campus Lab as a place to collaborate, exchange, and focus on your startup or business. Our space is not a place to prepare for exams or non-startup related side projects.
  • Take the opportunity to interact & exchange with others in the shared spaces.
  • Check-in daily at the Welcome Desk or via the Member Portal. If you have or expect guests, register your guests at reception and if needed, book a suitable meeting room.
  • Clean-up workspaces and materials after using them. This means erasing whiteboards and returning all furniture and materials back where they belong. If something gets damaged or destroyed, let the community team know directly.
  • Help keep the kitchen clean. Everybody is responsible for cleaning up after themselves. This includes putting all dirty dishes in the dishwasher, throwing away garbage and putting empty bottles in their correct place.
  • Respect private spaces of others, such as private offices, Fixed Desks, and personal belongings.
  • Switch off lights and lock windows and doors, if you are the last person in the space.

❌ Don’ts

    • No harassment, discrimination, or abusive behavior of any kind. We seek to be an inclusive and empowering community, where all members feel comfortable in our space. Behaviors against our Community Guidelines will not be tolerated. 
    • Smoking is not allowed in the entire Campus Lab & Atrium. 
    • Drinking alcohol is prohibited in the entire Campus Lab outside of official Campus Founders events. 
    • Do not share your personalized Campus Card with third parties.  
    • No distribution of flyers or posters without permission from the Community Team first. 
    • Do not consume food outside of the kitchen. Help keep our space clean by only eating in the kitchen and put lids on drinks in the shared space (including coffee!).  
    • Don’t let food go bad in the refrigerators. If it’s old, please throw it away before it goes bad. 


The co-working & co-creation areas in the Campus Lab are reserved for Campus Founders program participants and residency members. When using this area, the regulations of the Residency Membership must also be observed.

Please approach someone from the Community Team if you notice someone in violation of these guidelines. First time offenders will receive a warning and educated on proper behavior in the space. Serious violations from the Code of Conduct can lead to immediate removal from the Campus Lab, termination of the Residency Membership, and the potential termination of other Campus Founders offers.