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SRH Start-up Lab Berlin

SRH Grenke Entrepreneurship Convention: Presenting innovative business ideas

SRH Hochschule Berlin celebrates its founders and awards a prize for the best business idea


On Monday, 3 December 2018 the first SRH Grenke Entrepreneurship Convention took place at the SRH Start-up Lab Berlin.

The event was opened and hosted by Prof. Dr. André Presse, Head of the Grenke Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies. Apart from welcome notes by Prof. Dr. Victoria Büsch, President of SRH Hochschule Berlin, and Wolfgang Grenke, Honorary Senator and benefactor of the Grenke Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies, the guests had the pleasure to listen to Entrepreneurship-related keynotes by Soeren Soetebeer, founder of nucaria, as well as Jesse Hartinger and Dr. Bernd Ruppert who work for the Buiness Angels Club Berlin-Brandenburg e. V. .

During the "Get to know our start-ups" tour the invitees also had the opportunity to meet different founders, start-up and projects of SRH Hochschule Berlin. The round tables were:

Another highlight of the event was the award ceremony of the "SRH Grenke Entrepreneurship Award", a prize for students and alumni of SRH Hochschule Berlin that is worth € 500.  

Prof. Dr. Dirk Hagen and students of the German Internationales Tourismus- und Eventmanagement programme analysed all applications and chose the three finalists who were presented on stage:

  • Ana Fortunat - Manao Design,
  • Colin Garbutt – Gap Years,
  • Diego Straube – Testaflix

Beating the strong competition, Diego Straube won the entrepreneurship award with his project "Testaflix", a language-learning app that is based on Netflix content.

A huge thank you to Mr Grenke and all start-ups, speakers, students and SRH colleagues who made the event possible!


Our contact

M.A. Sigrid Peuker

University Administration

Head of SRH Start-up Lab Berlin, Lecturer Entrepreneurship
Room H002
Telephone +49(0)30 374 374 200
Fax +49(0)30 374 374 375
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