4th Place for youngperspectives.ruhr in Start-up Competition


In the start-up competition „Senkrechtstarter 2018“ held by the city of Bochum, students of the master degree programme „Economic Policy Consulting“ have proved themselves with their business idea against 96 other contenders.

As a reward they were presented with 3.000 Euro in prize money at the competition’s closing ceremony on 3rd May 2018. youngperspectives.ruhr aim with their approach to make the Ruhr area more sustainable. On the one hand by offering customer-oriented advice and support for local projects and on the other hand by developing creative new formats for public discourse. In this way the team is making a contribution towards linking research, policy and practice in the Ruhr area, thus enabling the region to develop to its full potential.

Senkrechtstarter Youngperspectives
The start-up team from left to right: Pierre Grone, Martina Böhmel, Christian Stehr, Fabian Schäfer, Chaiyaphruek Nenbangkaeo, Julia Ostrode, Nicholas Schmidt.

The idea of establishing a local government consultancy arose in the summer semester 2017, when seven of the founding members began their master study programme. In the meantime, their idea has transformed into business in the form of a think tank and an initial project is about to be finalized. Further projects will follow and the first event organized in cooperation with the WiWi Dean’s Office is due to take place this summer. This success highlights the huge interest in innovative start-ups at universities. It is planned to set up a non-profit organization. The members are happy to welcome new faces to the team, you just need to have an interest in trying things out and further developing your own skills. The focus is on students willing to use their know-how to shape the future. For further information please see our facebook profile or send an email to youngperspectives@rub.de

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