Accelerating Your Start-Up Ideas

Potsdam Entrepreneurship Experience Lab (PEELx)

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© Potsdam Transfer
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What is PEELx about?

The start-up bootcamp "PEELx" takes place for the 8th time at the University of Potsdam. In our four-day international workshop, you will use Design Thinking and Lean Startup methods to develop new business models based on future technologies. PEELx is realized in cooperation with the "School of Design Thinking" of the Hasso Plattner Institute and is held in English. Participation is free of charge for members of the University of Potsdam and its partners. Apply as an idea provider or register as a participant with your expertise. You will be able to find all information about PEELx on our website.

What is in it for you?

PEELx is a business modelling bootcamp, using the Design Thinking mindset.

Use your research to enter the market & contribute to society or be team mate to bring the idea to the next level. You will work together in small teams  and an excellent Design Thinking coach, to get the best out of our four-day workshop. You can apply as an idea provider with your early-stage business idea from academia. This is your chance to have fresh minds working on your project, enter the industry or contribute to society. You can also apply as a regular participant, to share your expertise. This workshop is also great to look for potential co-founders in a very early stage of your startup or spin off. You will get insights into the lean startup methodology and learn how problem-based thinking works. Understand your future customers/ users and develop customer-oriented solutions, that will bring more value to your clients. No matter if you work on an IT, life science or social startup idea, you will get an introduction to prototyping and you will be able to put your new skills immediately into action. The gained knowledge throughout the workshop can be applied to your own projects, lectures or startup.


10th to 13th of August 2021* @ Campus Griebnitzsee

* Participation is free of charge. The total number of participants is limited.

How to register?

  • for idea provider: Application deadline is the 18th of July 2021 (9 am) - please submit an English pitch deck with a short desription of your idea
  • for participants: Registration deadline is the 23rd of July 2021 (9 am)



Anita Knappe
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