Students at EBS Universität give pupils tips on how to start a business
Pupils present their business idea to EBS students
“Wonderful! We keep our fingers crossed for the final in Hamburg! With your expertise and commitment you have shown great presentations to our students today”, Christof Glaser, Business Development Manager at EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht, was fascinated. On Wednesday, 10 April 2019, three student teams from Rheingauschule and Hansenberg boarding school from Geisenheim presented their business plans, with which they are taking part in the German Founder Prize for Students.
In 2019, three teams from Rheingauschule and Hansenberg boarding school with a total of 13 pupils will take part in Germany’s largest business start-up business game with approx. 5,500 other pupils in Germany. The first “examination station” for the young entrepreneurs from grades 11 and 12 was the EBS Business School. Young scientists, experts from marketing and communication, as well as 15 business management students asked critical questions.
The 10-minute presentations were started by the 3-person team “DaViste” of Rheingauschule. With its business idea “Allglasses”, the team wants to bring a flexible, modern pair of glasses with electromechanically adjustable vision onto the market.
The second team “LUVAG” of the boarding school Hansenberg wants to supply people all over the world with clean water - a potential of at least 750 million people. The basic idea: “CleanCan”, a container made of robust hard plastic, is equipped inside with a UV lamp that kills germs in the water and makes it harmless to health. The aim is to create a compact and autonomous product that will sustainably improve the lives of many people.
The third team, called “Carefree Indulgence”, came up with the idea of a modern product in the field of food allergies. Thanks to a rapid allergen test, “Allcare” offers every allergy sufferer the chance to test their food for risky allergens in a matter of seconds. Allcare is thus the first mover in the food allergen sector to serve this market for private end consumers. The test device is being developed in close cooperation with science coach Dr. Anke Esperester, formerly Boehringer Ingelheim.
After the presentations, the students answered many critical questions from the EBS students. There were also suggestions for improving the business idea and presentation techniques. According to the teachers Lars Jügler and Paul Rauh, these thought-provoking impulses are to be used by the pupils to develop their ideas in greater depth and to bring them together for the German Business Founder Award to form a round overall concept.