Develop an idea with experienced mentors, exchange ideas with other founders and end up producing your own product or maybe even starting your own company. All of this is made possible by the #AachenStartUp initiative.
The zdi network Aachen & Kreis Heinsberg organizes an information event every year in cooperation with the digitalHUB Aachen, the GründerRegion Aachen and the non-profit organization StartUp Teens.
There, young people between the ages of 14 and 19 learn from entrepreneurs what exciting experiences they have had in self-employment and can ask questions about all important topics related to founding a company.
This year, the zdi regional office accompanied Leander and Karl (both 16 years old) on their visit to #AachenStartUp. The two are the inventors of 2 bags. This bicycle bag can be converted into a backpack with a simple movement.
“The special thing about StartUp Teens is that we are continuously accompanied and supported in networking and development. The personal contact with the mentors helps us enormously. Even after the final, the journey with StartUp Teens is far from over,” said the two in the zdi interview.
In the video, Karl and Leander explain how their idea came about and how you too can take part in StartUp Teens: