Talent Scholarship Program

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Be the entrepreneurial talent that changes the world and get the support you need !

In this 6-months Talent Scholarship Program Campus Founders supports you and your team to explore and validate your own startup idea. As support, we offer you a scholarship containing workshops, tools and methodologies as well as experienced coaches and startup mentors as sparring partner. Work in an inspiring place at the Campus Founders Lab in Heilbronn and get full integration into our founders community.

The goal of this program is to shape your idea, understand the potential market behind, build a first MVP and gain confidence through validation to proceed with your startup idea.

Don’t wait to apply for this unique chance. Seats are limited and will go to the teams that convince us through their motivation and commitment.

How you can apply
Every applicant fills out a short questionnaire, also mentioning the team
CV& Read Deck
Convince us with your experience and the potential of your business idea.
First interview
Join with your whole team, learn more about the program and share your idea with Campus Founders.
Talent meet-up
Get to know the current participants and meet the other applicants for your batch.
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Participation in the program is free of charge. You just have to convince us of your motivation, commitment and idea.

Anyone! No matter if you are a registered student or not, the program is for anyone who wants to start their entrepreneurial journey.

Teamwork makes a dream work. We are convinced that teams create great benefits. You can register as a team (2+ people). Alternatively, it is also possible that only one person from your team is a participant in the Talent Scholarship Program and the other team members only benefit from the coaching as members of our community, but do not receive any funding. Alternatively, it is also possible that only one person from your team is a participant in the Talent Scholarship Program and the other team members only benefit from the coaching as members of our community, but do not receive the stipend.

You apply with your own idea, which ideally has already undergone initial validation, e.g., initial interviews have already been conducted.
Learning is in the foreground. We will pick you up where you are at the moment. Ideally you have the first validations behind you.
The goal of the Talent Scholarship Program is t. During the 6 months you will constantly validate and iterate your idea so that at the end you know who your customer is and what your product offers. Therefore, you will work on your problem-solution-fit and learn more about your product-market-fit.
Each team member will receive €500 per month to allow you to fully immerse yourself in your entrepreneurial journey.

The Talent Scholarship Program is a full-time program, which is why we expect you to put in around 40 hours a week into the program and your startup. In addition, you must personally attend all workshops and coaching sessions on site in Heilbronn and spend 2 working days in the Campus Founders Lab. The workshops do not take place on a specific date, so time flexibility is a prerequisite. One idea would be to take a vacation semester off during your studies.

No, we believe in the benefits of peer learning and consider personal exchange with the other teams and our community very important. We are convinced that the exchange in the Space with other founders, mentors or even investors will provide you with incredible added value. That’s why we expect you to spend at least two working days a week with us at the Space in Heilbronn and to attend all workshops and coaching sessions in person.

No, you do not receive ECTS through the program. However, you can have the Talent Scholarship Program recognized as a compulsory internship during your studies.
The Talent Scholarship Program gives you 6 months to fully immerse yourself in your entrepreneurial journey and focus on your own startup. In the first 3 months you will get regular input through workshops that will help you develop your startup. The workshops will help you better understand your customer, your product and your market. Throughout the 6 months you will validate and iterate your idea, getting closer and closer to your launch. The program includes an interim evaluation after 3 months and concludes with a final pitch. However, this doesn’t mean that your startup journey at Campus Founders is finished, it’s just the beginning… 😉
In principle, the program language is English. Individual coaching sessions can also be conducted in German for German-speaking teams.
  • You get the freedom to develop your idea and your personal, as well as professional skillset. Develop yourself further in our 3-month workshop series.
  • Explore in a safe space. Get the support you need through regular coaching and exchange with experienced founders.
  • Become part of our unique startup community of like-minded founders, mentors and investors in our modern office in Heilbronn.
  • Focus full-time on your startup through a scholarship.
Currently we cannot offer accommodation.

All team members need to apply for the Talent Scholarship Program separately.

We are a non-profit organization and want to empower startup teams to help them to co-create the future with us. This is why we offer you this unique chance without any fees. We just expect your motivation.

To decide, we have a process and a team of experts behind it. Everyone has a different view, but the main criteria we look at are: Team of 2+, local and available full-time, motivation, business idea (idea, market, business model), first efforts that show us you have validated the problem you are trying to solve.

We are happy to get to know you at our Community Day or other upcoming events which you can find on our website. Other than that, we are excited to announce that we have the Heilbronn Slush’D coming up on October 19th. Read more about that great event HERE. For sure, you can always also reach out to us.

We select our coaches individually for each team and place great importance to you being on the same wavelength. We make sure that your coach fits the current state of your project and can support you in the best possible way.