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As the entrepreneurship and innovation center in the region, we support energetic and passionate creators and guide them through their entrepreneurial journey. We promote a spirit of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial culture and create a home for all players in the startup and innovation ecosystem. Through our regional roots, an international mindset and sustainable actions, we inspire, inform, empower and connect. Our conviction: Creators with ideas can change the world.

On 25.09.2018 the Start-up-Zentrum Campus Founders gGmbH was founded by the Dieter Schwarz Foundation. Campus Founders sees itself as a platform for university-based start-up support and growth support for spin-offs. Its main purpose is to inspire schoolchildren and students to think entrepreneurially and to encourage them to set up their own businesses. The offer ranges from cross-university teaching and advanced training offers, to coaching of founders, to the provision of own premises for the testing of own business ideas. In addition, sustainable business concepts are financially supported.
Oliver Hanisch is known as a versatile and passionate entrepreneur with a global perspective. As a start-up founder of the German Accelerator and official representative of the federal state of NRW in Silicon Valley for the last 8 years, he has been an insider of the Startup Eco System. On 1 January 2019 he took over the management as CEO of Campus Founders gGmbH with the aim of developing a start-up and innovation centre of international importance in Heilbronn.
  • Company name: Campus Founders gGmbH
  • Add on: Support of the Dieter Schwarz Foundation
  • Homebase: Bildungs Campus, Heilbronn, Germany
  • CEO/Managing Director: Oliver Hanisch
  • Number of Employees: 30 (by Nov 2021)
  • Date of funding: 25.09.2018


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