Franziska Gildein

Three questions for Franziska Gildein

September 15, 2021

"Three questions for..." is a format of the regularly published newsletter for Startup & Entrepreneurship at the University of Stuttgart. Here, people from the ecosystem of the University of Stuttgart introduce themselves, report on their experiences with the topic of "startup and entrepreneurship" and reveal tips for people interested in founding a company.

1. Please briefly introduce yourself and your current job.

Hi, I'm Franziska Gildein - I'm studying technology management and currently writing my master's thesis. At ENI, I mainly take care of the organization of the Awake program, where students are accompanied over a period of 6 weeks from the startup idea to the final pitch in front of a jury.


2. How did you get involved in entrepreneurship?

I came to the topic of entrepreneurship through my own participation in Awake. The startup spirit of the coaches was so inspiring that I wanted to remain a part of the program and the startup community.


3. What tip would you give to students who are enthusiastic about founding a company, who are currently thinking about founding a company or who have already taken the first steps towards self-employment?  

My tip: Get your idea out into the world as early as possible and try to get as much feedback as possible.


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