Startup Center of Johannes Gutenberg University

At the Startup Center at JGU, people interested in founding a company receive initial information about starting a business, are advised on their individual questions, and are referred to external agencies if necessary.

We advise you on everything from the development of your business model to funding opportunities for founders and startups and assist you with funding applications (e.g. for the EXIST programs "Gründerstipendium" and "Forschungstransfer" as well as other funding programs). The advisory service is aimed at all JGU members (students, graduates, scientists) who are pursuing a knowledge- or technology-based start-up project. Prior to an initial consultation, we ask you to send us a completed questionnaire (german) about your project, which will serve as the basis for the interview.


Dates and Calls

For all our events (in german language) and information please consult
the German page of the Startup Center


  • JGU is a partner university of Makers of Tomorrow (MoT):
    MoT online courses April 1st to September 15th: In a total of 10 online modules, well-known founders tell their stories, each deal with a lean start-up topic and give participants practical tips and tasks. The courses are aimed at participants from all degree programs.
    An access code is required. JGU participants will receive the code from the Startup Center.
    Simply send an email to
    More information




  • For start-ups in the media industry: Creative Europe Media funding program
    Further information


  • Co-working rooms for JGU start-up teams. If you are interested, please contact


Current newsletter of the Startup Center in german language

April 6, 2022


Cooperation partners

Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Verkehr, Landwirtschaft und Weinbau RLP (German)
Management consulting by students of Johannes Gutenberg University (German)
The Industrie- und Handelskammer Rheinhessen consults and supports on starting your own business
Crowdfunding by the startup centers of the universities of Rheinland-Pfalz and Saarland (German)
Provides free Workshops all around startups (German)
Technologiezentrum Mainz
Non-profit business development agency for Mainz (German)
Gutenberg Digital Hub
Co-working space and events in Mainz (German)
E.U.L.E e.V.
Consulting before and during founding (German)