|🌍 Be a witness when innovation meets social-ecological responsibility! 🌱
📅 The pitch competition for the best social entrepreneurial ideas from Münster and the Münsterland region will take place at 6 pm in the Red Hall. Be there when selected social start-ups from the region present their concepts worth supporting and duel for a cash injection.
✨ An expert jury will decide which social start-up is most convincing with its impact. But not only the prize is important, but also the networking and exchange among each other. The day will end in a cosy and festive atmosphere with delicious catering and good music.
Carsten Schröder is Vice President of Münster University of Applied Sciences and Managing Director of TAFH Münster GmbH.
Carsten Schröder studied economic geography at the University of Osnabrück. He started his professional career as a consultant for imug Beratungsgesellschaft für sozial-ökologische Innovationen mbH in Hanover. He then worked as a research assistant and, from 2003, as acting head of the transfer office at Münster University of Applied Sciences. Since 2004, Carsten Schröder has been founder and managing director of TAFH Münster GmbH and, since 2018, vice-president of Münster University of Applied Sciences, currently for cooperation, innovation and marketing. He represents the interests of FH and TAFH through various board, supervisory board and advisory board functions at companies/institutions, is a member of the REACH Executive Board and is currently also taking over the management of three start-ups from the university. Carsten Schröder works internationally, for example as a member of the International Advisory Board of the University of Nepal or as a coach for Chilean higher education institutions.
Christian Wiencierz is head of Scouting, Coaching and Shared Services at REACH – Euregio Start-up Center. Wiencierz, who holds a doctorate in communication science, is responsible for the operational implementation of REACH’s tasks as a service and competence centre in the field of innovation and spin-offs.
comuneo is a GovTech start-up whose vision is to provide the public sector – with a digital platform for integrated sustainability management – with a data-based navigation system towards sustainable development. With a software-as-a-service solution, comuneo aims to enable administrations to measure, plan, manage and communicate sustainable development on the ground.
what a bird GmbH specialises in the filtration of contaminated water (e.g. from rivers, lakes, rainwater, open wells, unsafe water supply infrastructure) at household level. The decentralised water filter pump is intuitive to use, very robust and perfect for people who transport and store their daily water in canisters. With what a bird’s water filter, the world’s drinking water problems can be significantly reduced and millions of people will be empowered to produce clean water on their own. The goal is to reduce social inequalities in the global drinking water supply through an innovative, mobile and affordable water treatment system.
The founders of YOOLEO, Gianna and Simon, are parents and want more media competence and sustainable awareness among young and old. That is why they founded YOOLEO in Münster in August 2022. With its educational concept and responsible video platform, YOOLEO is primarily aimed at children aged 3-10. At YOOLEO, they learn and experience sustainability, their own effective actions, the competent use of media and that one can learn a lot from each other. In addition, YOOLEO attaches great importance to intergenerational justice and therefore produces the short videos with people in the role of grandparents. Their participation and inspiring narratives give the videos a human touch, which is rounded off by a sustainable video platform. At the end of each video, the child is addressed and moved to now become active themselves and take up various impulses.
Creavings is a platform for creative professionals. With this kind of AirBnB for hobbies, they make cultural education more accessible and support artists in organising workshops. Their goal is to sustainably support the cultural scene.
Moin! Münster wants to help people out of loneliness by creating encounters between young and old and thus sparking generational exchange.
Improving the world by rinsing.
Jan and Caro from ooohne have not only set themselves this goal with their concentrated cleaning products packaged in paper. They also want to become the most transparent start-up in Germany. On their homepage, they not only reveal their salaries and the suppliers of their products, but also other information that other companies prefer to keep secret.