Three questions for Hannah Boltze

March 21, 2022

"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 introduce yourself.
I have been part of the ENI team since February 2022. Before that, I did a Bachelor's and Master's degree in psychology at the University of Mannheim. During my studies, I focused mainly on topics such as attitude change and phenomena in communication, and I also started my own business as an illustrator. In my current position at ENI, I am lucky to have the opportunity to combine all of these interests.


2. What exactly do you do at ENI?

I am employed in the Gründermotor project. Gründermotor is a public-private partnership that unites science and business to promote start-ups throughout Baden-Württemberg. I am employed there as Communication Lead. Together with my team, I take care of Gründermotor's communication. In concrete terms, this means that we think about which target groups need which information and through which channel and in which form we can communicate it. My role in the team is on the one hand very strategic and organisational. On the other hand, I also take care of the concrete implementation of the content, illustrations and design issues.


3. What tips would you give to students who are not sure about their choice of study?

I think it is enormously important to take some pressure off the process of choosing a course of study. I am a very versatile person and could have imagined studying biology or design beside psychology, for example. And in retrospect, I think I would have been happy and satisfied with those choices as well. The choice of the degree programme is of course decisive and important, but I think one often forgets that there can be many different equally good paths and not just the one perfect one.

On the other hand, I think it's also important to maintain a certain flexibility and composure in the first semesters and to allow yourself to change the degree programme if you notice that it doesn't suit you at all. Because the best way to find out whether something fits and works is still to simply try it out.


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Melanie Minderjahn


Research Associate, PR Manager

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