Exterior view of the business incubator at Kahlaische Straße 1

K1 - Startup Service

Support, consulting and training for founders and people interested in founding a company
Exterior view of the business incubator at Kahlaische Straße 1
Image: Ralf Schindek
Logo of K1-Gründungsservice
Logo of K1-Gründungsservice
Image: Universität Jena / Servicezentrum Forschung und Transfer

The K1-Startup Service is the central point of contact for all members of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena who are interested in the topic of starting a business or want to implement a concrete business idea. With us, interested parties can discuss ideas, expand their start-up skills, and move forward with the implementation of their ideas. We accompany the entire start-up process, from the initial idea to the development of a viable business model to the establishment of the company.

At the university's start-up center at Kahlaische Straße 1, prospective founders will find the necessary environment to develop their ideas in a targeted manner: individual consulting, network contacts, premises, and access to funding and venture capital.

Our Services:

  • Information, advice and coaching
  • First check of business ideas
  • Improvement of business models
  • Assessment of markt potential
  • Support during creating a business plan
  • Funding opportunities
  • Application for funding
  • University Jena own startup funding to take the next step ("Next Step")
  • Make contact with other founders, mentors, network partners and investors
  • Free use of office and meeting rooms ("Freiraum")
  • startup-specific qualification and further trainings

Address and visitor address

K1 - Startup Service
Teamwork of the staff, creative and friendly atmosphere
Support services for founders
Mindmap on the topic of founding, teacup and two hands of a person writing
Entrepreneurial education, qualification for founder
Man wearing suit runs up the stairs
Support program for transferring ideas and research results into practice
view at Jena with JenTower and Kernberge
You have an idea. With us you are ready to work immediately!
Exterior view of the business incubator at Kahlaische Straße 1
Mission, Structure, Team, Networks & Partners
Welcome to the International Startup Office at Jena University!